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Giant Food Stores Reviews

Updated March 25, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexible hours, good environment, decent pay" (in 64 reviews)

  • "Flexible Schedule is good especially for a college student" (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not much full-time opportunity for hourly associates" (in 52 reviews)

  • "was told as soon as a position opened Id go full time but was to start part time with plenty of over time to make up the hours" (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great team environment"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Carlisle, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career growth, good people, good waged

    Cons

    Company is still finding its way after being decentralized


  2. "Above Minimum wage!!"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Lehighton, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lehighton, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work environment. Pay is great for those working through college for part time.

    Cons

    Management can be a little iffy at times - do not give Checkout Coaches as much credit as they deserve

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to actually do things in your department. i.e. IF you are a Front End Manager you should be able to do an override for a cashier if Checkout Coaches are busy elsewhere.

  3. "Work hard, you’ll get promoted"

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    Current Employee - Rising Star Associate in Bensalem, PA
    Current Employee - Rising Star Associate in Bensalem, PA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, multiple areas to advance or learn something new

    Cons

    Some management is lazy and don’t encourage you to do your best work. Some of the people they hire should never be considered.

    Advice to Management

    Raise your level hiring and get more involved in the day to day operations. Don’t be afraid to make changes when something in a department isn’t working


  4. "Amazing opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Checkout Coach
    Current Employee - Checkout Coach
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Giant Food Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    Obviously the schedule, but it’s retail!


  5. "great first job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Giant Food Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    easy tasks, breaks and pay were competitive

    Cons

    lots of items to bag


  6. "Great part-time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Giant Food Stores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, decent pay, and great company culture.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  7. "Good environment"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Giant Food Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Ability to advance.

    Cons

    Full time advancement wasnt available.

  8. "What Happened?"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager, Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Department Manager, Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pros I saw were the health benefits we're good but only if you could get them. The company made us schedule part timers less hours so they would not qualify for benefits.

    Cons

    No work life balance, completely inept corporate office, cookie cutter stores, the company did not let good managers manage they handcuffed us with ridiculous rules, impossible to get rid of bad eggs, too many chiefs not enough indians, I could go on forever. Just stay away...it used to be a great company I was there for 20 years

    Advice to Management

    It's not the managers fault it's Ahold from oversees that can't see what's going on or don't care.


  9. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting and talking to new people every minute is great.

    Cons

    More employee discounts on food would be useful.


  10. "Not bad for a first job"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Crofton, MD
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Crofton, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Giant Food Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - the people who work there are amazing and a joy to work with
    - the customers were really nice most of the time
    - not too busy

    Cons

    -managers werent the best
    - for adults full time this is not a liveable wage although many get bonuses when theyve been there a while