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Giant Eagle Akron Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance, in some departments, is second to none (in 27 reviews)

  • The most flexible schedule you will ever be offered in a company (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service Desk"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Rootstown, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Rootstown, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing atmosphere. Perfect for those who are just entering the job world, or for those who just need some extra part-time money. Managers were always direct and honest about what needed to be done. Business runs well, and there are always perks given out to team members. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork and getting things done as needed withing the company.

    I worked for Giant eagle for 8 years, and it was some of the best times of my life. Truly a job that promotes from within, and builds people up from the start. Lots of second changes are given to those who make mistakes, including a very lenient attendance policy.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. There may be a little too much focus on irrelevant procedures like 5S, and silly documentation of surroundings.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up


  2. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Streetsboro, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Streetsboro, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits for part-time employees. Pretty consistent pay increase. Paid vacation accrues as you work there. They love to promote from within!

    Cons

    Low engagement from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Get out on the floor more, engage with all your employees

  3. "Grocery Stock Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Canfield, OH
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Canfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management can be really nice
    Schedule is somewhat flexible
    Work is pretty easy, basic , unskilled
    Show up to work and do your job and you won't have any issues with management
    variety of benefits, like a 10% discount on GE products

    Cons

    Low job satisfaction
    barely over minimum wage
    on feet/ walking entire shift
    lots of kneeling on hard floors
    shifts range between 4hr/day to 8hr/day

    Advice to Management

    Needs more consistency in workers/truckload, for example: some days three people will be scheduled on a huge truck, and a lot will not get done. Other times four people might be scheduled and will finish an hour early.


  4. "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Youngstown, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Youngstown, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very accomodating scheduling for students, even non students. If you worked hard, management noticed. Received free lunch vouchers for hard work, etc.

    Cons

    Low pay, "customer is always right " culture even when they were wrong, customers could scream and threaten you and you couldn't fight back.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to accommodate everyone. If you make a rule, stick to it.


  5. "Love/ Hate"

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    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Great team Members
    Never boring

    Cons

    Management
    Pay rates
    Too much drama
    vacation time
    no full time


  6. "Concerned Giant Eagle Employee"

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    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Canfield, OH
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Canfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Works with school schedules and flexible

    Cons

    This company has went to being one of the best to the worst everything from management to hours


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Starts at the top"

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    Former Employee - Store Management in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Store Management in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very few but the employees that work there would be the main thing that stands out. Most are very hard working and have wonderful personalities. They need better pay and more rewards for what they do.

    Cons

    Lets see: Horrendous communication, no advancement opportunities, micromanagement at its finest, and terrible pay. I was the 3rd highest paid manager in the store and made just enough to live paycheck to paycheck. Oh, and bonuses are a JOKE

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and fairly. Many of them are great people and should be treated that way. Your business is FAILING due to the lack of respect for store employees and your greed. Get back to the basics, that's about the only way your business has any possibility of growing in the future.

  8. "Do not work at this company"

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    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Giant Eagle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid weekly. Friendly team members.

    Cons

    Most employees hate their jobs. Breaks are too short. Not enough help. Management has favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue on how to run this store. You are no better than us just because you manage a grocery store. Lazy managers.


  9. "floral"

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    Former Employee - Floral Associate in Ravenna, OH
    Former Employee - Floral Associate in Ravenna, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Giant Eagle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the employees and management are nice.

    Cons

    Not enough pay or hours


  10. "Giant Eagle Pharmacy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Barberton, OH
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Barberton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Giant Eagle is very flexible in student schedules. The company gives great benefits and 401k

    Cons

    Pay raises are hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Follow Union contracts


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