Giant Eagle

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Giant Eagle Reviews

Updated 17 September, 2014
Updated 17 September, 2014
317 Reviews
3.1
317 Reviews
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Giant Eagle Interim President & CEO Laura Shapira Karet
Laura Shapira Karet
88 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, job different everyday (in 17 reviews)

  • I have worked for the company for almost 7 years as a part-time employee in the Eagle's Nest (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • It is virtually impossible to get a full time position (in 23 reviews)

  • Lack of communication in lower levels of management (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Sales Clerk

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    Former Employee - Deli Sales Clerk  in  Gibsonia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Deli Sales Clerk in Gibsonia, PA (US)

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move up to management.

    Cons

    compensation, attitude, lazy work environment, uneducated co workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Very good company overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time

    Pros

    Many of the stores are unionized, get lots of raises, truly care about the employees
    Very lenient with leaves -- personal, medical, schooling

    Cons

    Most promoting is based on experience
    Working in a grocery store or customer service in general is annoying

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive Work Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Pros

    Company offers growth opportunities and a well defined career path, depending upon your business area. Company also offers scheduling flexibility, work/life balance and good vacation package. My department values putting the right person in the right role and values employee feedback

    Cons

    Leadership tends to turn over frequently. Some managers are not natural people leaders or career coaches, which can make for a frustrating experience. Some high level leaders concern themselves too much with minor details rather than trusting the team to complete the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Giant Eagle

    Pros

    Company values, family-oriented, structure-based, opportunistic, friendly

    Cons

    Expensive, promotions, seasonals, perks, management

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The one I work at is amazing cause of the positive people.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Morgantown, WV (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Morgantown, WV (US)

    I have been working at Giant Eagle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In here you get a chance to succeed because managers are willing to do that for you.

    Cons

    Long working hours lots of customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Cheap

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmewr  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Programmewr in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Giant Eagle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There's a lot of good solid folks that work hard there

    Cons

    Lack of leadership Monkeys and a football And employees are not compensated for their efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop peeing on their legs and telling everyone its raining

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a job.

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    Former Employee - Dairy Clerk  in  Warren, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Dairy Clerk in Warren, OH (US)

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    For the most part you are left alone.

    Cons

    Working by yourself, not getting to know anyone, cooler area was so boring and repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow them to work in various areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Front End Coordinator  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Front End Coordinator in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    For me, my manager was always very accommodating and worked with my schedule. If you prove to be a hard worker, show up on time, and do your job well, management will notice and more opportunities will become available to you.

    Cons

    This is not a problem with the company but more with other team members. Many people I work with do not like what they do, and this can show with negative attitudes and laziness. I don't believe this is Giant Eagle's fault, but rather the nature of the job. Dealing with customers can be hard, and while the always-changing nature of retail can be exciting, customers can be rude. It is important to maintain a positive attitude and not let others ruin your day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to show appreciation for team members.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    If your looking for a terrible, wasteful career...work at GE

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    Current Employee - Grocery Team Leader
    Current Employee - Grocery Team Leader

    I have been working at Giant Eagle full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You get a paycheck every week, that's about it.

    Cons

    Where do I start.....I have been a manager or "team leader" as they call it for over 10 years. The company is a joke. They do not care about customers or anyone who works in the stores. They care about the bottom line, their profits. If you ever seen the commercial about the company being a family, it's a complete utterly lie. They have no advancement program for anyone. They will move you to a different store every 1-3 years, dorsnt matter how far it is, I was currently traveling 3 hours aday roundtrip and they dont give you anymore in your paycheck either. You have to know someone to even move up in the company, don't think hard work and dedication works...that's the mistake I made. You will never feel appreciated. Raises are once a year and minimal. Bonuses exist but are very miniscule (less than a paycheck for the whole year). I seen them fire people because they didnt like them because they had balls and said no. They vp says he doesn't care if you work 27 hours a day but you better get you work done. So there is no work life balance, you can't take a weekend day off. You will work a lot of nights and mid shifts. They continually think they are the only game in town, I was told that several times. Everyone in the company is miserable with upper management. The CEO doesnt know how to run this company (what's left of it)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not "the only game in town". Customers and employees know that...stop thinking they don't. Running double fuelperks is retarded, everyone just wants lower prices for the same food you get at Wal-Mart, shopnsave, aldis, and foodlion. Quit trying to get rich quick and put the money back in the customer pockets. I could go on and on but they don't care what I have to say or anyone else for that matter. You know that survey youhave on your rreceipt and you call in to give complaints? Yea we have meetings about it and they would read them and laugh (especially when a dozens of people would say "lower prices").

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Clerk

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    Former Employee - Clerk
    Former Employee - Clerk

    I worked at Giant Eagle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get multiple pay raises

    Cons

    We were always under staffed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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