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Giant Eagle Pittsburgh Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "A good company to work for, but uncertain times"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Giant Eagle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Work life balance, in some departments, is second to none. Flex hours, work from home
    -The company really does seem to care about its team members
    -Generous bonus plan for corporate

    Cons

    -No clear strategy for the IT department; no CIO in nearly two years
    -Pay is slightly above average, but compensation continues to decline
    -You get the feeling that they are running out of options to compete with Walmart/Amazon/Aldi
    -Influx of young "talent" in the C-suite and the departure of some of the old guard signals that some are jumping ship
    -Veteran middle management (10+ years) refuses to budge, leading to clique mentality and idea stagnation

    Advice to Management

    Waiting to "see what works" in the grocery industry will no longer work. Try to take risks to innovate before other industry leaders, or get squeezed out of the industry. Customer loyalty will continue to decline as others offer more convenience and cheaper prices.


  2. "family drama"

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in West Newton, PA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in West Newton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers, friendly and regular customers

    Cons

    Terrible upper management, favoritism, lack of flexibility, wages

    Advice to Management

    Stop involving family in everything and playing favorites and actually treat employees with respect and you'd keep people longer

  3. "Pharm Tech"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team! Kept very busy!

    Cons

    Turnover meant constant training of new hires.


  4. "Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a weekly paycheck.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other companies in the area and for the most part, unless you are a pharmacist, the higher ups do not care about your input.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the input from your technicians and pharmacists, the technicians interact the most with the customer and know more about how the policies ACTUALLY play into the work day..whether they are working or not, how happy people really are, the common complaints, etc. Pharmacists have great input too, I've heard it myself, but your technicians deserve better treatment...perhaps the company would not have so many open positions for technicians if we felt valued, appreciated, and fairly compensated for all the work we do.


  5. "Front-End Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Front-end Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Front-end Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Long term Team -member friendship, decent pay, Opportunities for advancements.

    Cons

    Little to no recognition for hard work. Management favoritism. Unrealistic hours and days off.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to recognize Front-End Team-members and bring moral up and the store would be more pleasant to not only shop at but to also work at.


  6. "Corporate Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people.

    Cons

    Tried to copy everyone else instead of realizing and pursuing strengths.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that employees are people.


  7. "It's going down-hill fast"

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    Former Employee - Front End Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Front End Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can have a really flexible schedule if you work on the front-end. The union benefits for healthcare are amazing and truly the only reason I stayed so long.

    Cons

    They do not promote from with-in. There's tons of toxic managers and leaders. The company is going downhill fast.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure everyone at the top.

  8. "giant eagle sucks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKeesport, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKeesport, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there are no pros at giant eagle

    Cons

    the pay sucks at 8.45 hour and the store is so short employs you do the work of 2 or 3 people every day

    Advice to Management

    wise up and run the company


  9. "Good internship opportunity for growth and learning"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Merchandising in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Intern - Merchandising in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Giant Eagle as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Typical office environment, M-F 9-5, good hours, professional relationships and meetings. There is an internship project and presentation to top executives.

    Cons

    I do not enjoy an office environment and feeling of being trapped sitting in a cubicle for 40 hours per week only to leave for the occasional meeting.


  10. "Not a bad company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Go Getter in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Go Getter in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Very accommodating to your schedule. Get raises and bonuses often. Will accommodate any physical restrictions if possible.

    Cons

    Employees come and go as the wind changes. Drug test is a joke; almost all the youngster smoke weed and come to work high. Employs people that are too young to have any work ethics.


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