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"Not a good career"

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  • Culture & Values
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Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Giant Eagle full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Pay each week, Discount on store brand items, After many years working with them those are the only pros I can think of for this review.

Cons

No training, no true direction for new programs, New CEO changing the landscape of the company with a singular focus of making 20 Billion in sales by 2020, They try things that they hear other companies do with no real understanding how they can impliment them into a grocery environment often at the expense of those brought in to help make those changes that are promised opportunity for a new career, Strong union where managers are not allowed to manage team members and often politics play strong role in keeping team members that steal or sexually harrass or damage the reputation of the brand.

Advice to Management

Give the support needed to new managers that you hire for new roles. Dont hire them, not train them, put them in stores with no support then let them go after years of doing a job they never knew they were not doing well all while getting high marks on every performance review.

Other Employee Reviews for Giant Eagle

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Streetsboro, OH
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Streetsboro, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I got a lot of hours, and the people were very nice.

    Cons

    There really wasn't any thing bad.

    Advice to Management

    Don't really have any.


  2. "GREAT FIRST JOB OR TRANSITION JOB (FOR RECENTLY LAID OFF EMPLOYEES)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Front End in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive managers, coordinators, and team members. Managers are ready to give employees the benefit of the doubt. High flexibility in work schedule for students, parents with small children and for the semi-retired. Rewarded for filling in when staff is shorthanded. Rewarded with many incentives for promoting charities during certain times of the year (i.e. United Way and Harvest for Hunger). Given monetary incentives for improving and/or monitoring your overall health. Real pro-employee in other words. Retirement fund.

    Cons

    Not enough full-time positions. Moving up within the company is moderate to slow due to the job security. People tend to retire from Giant Eagle so enough said there. Very soft on customer policy. Customers are allowed to return items without a receipt; customers are allowed to return products that have been in their homes for months. They allow customers to return completely used items (empty packages, empty jars, cans) for full refund. In some cases where customers are really irate, the manager will even allow them to return items from other stores!

    Advice to Management

    Stick with store policy and quit caving in to irate and spoiled brat customers. This creates a hostile atmosphere when team members attempt to encourage customers to adhere to store policy. Customers quickly yell, "The manager lets me do this so why don't you!!"


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