Giant Eagle Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance; ability to work from home when needed (in 10 reviews)

  • They do have an excellent benefits package that they offer to their part-time employees (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • It is virtually impossible to get a full time position (in 26 reviews)

  • Everyone in the company is miserable with upper management (in 15 reviews)

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  1. gourmet chef

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    Current Employee - Gourmet Chef in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Gourmet Chef in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The union bargain agreement.paid Medical, yearly increase, paid vacation after 1st year

    Cons

    Poor diologe from managers to staff. Bad vibe to most hourly employees.

    Advice to Management

    Increase hours per departments, decrease turnover

  2. The company itself is great to work for, depending on which store you are in

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    Former Employee - Cake Decorator in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Cake Decorator in Cleveland, OH (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours and nice people

    Cons

    Always busy and never recognized for work done.

    Advice to Management

    Take a little more time to notice what your employees are actually getting done, not just what you need to do to impress your corporate bosses.

  3. Good but could be better

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Perishable Clerk in Akron, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Perishable Clerk in Akron, OH (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love interacting with the customers and after you are there a year you get one week paid vacation and a paid personal day. Raises go by how many hours you work and I like it went up $1.50 raise less than 2 years and every week getting paid is nice with chances to win gift cards like for employee of the month, extra mile for customers, or winning a united way raffle. The benefits are decent too.

    Cons

    Lazy team members and don't get a lot of hours off the back and hard to get full time unless management almost.

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  5. Front End Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The flexibility is great. They understand that schedules changes and work with you to get the hours you need/want.
    The people. The coworkers are incredible. I have created life long friends from this job. My managers have been amazing as well.

    Cons

    Understaffing is a big issue. We are never given the staffing needed to operate properly. As a front end coordinator, I feel that I am pulled in many ways and can't do it all. I want to be the best but it can be impossible with the staffing I am given.

    Advice to Management

    This is for upper management. I would say look at what your employees do on a day to day basis and appreciate it. If we are understaffed, we aren't going to be happy.

  6. hot foods clerk

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    Current Employee - Hot Foods Clerk in Canton, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Hot Foods Clerk in Canton, OH (US)

    I have been working at Giant Eagle (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A really great. Place if you. Can put up with. the constant feeling. of. being alone without. a direction

    Cons

    Absolutely. No training what training there is is only as good. as the person. giving. it

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the drawing board and totally. revamp. your training. manual. please I am really. serious.

  7. Their Market District stores offer some cool opportunities you wouldn't expect for a supermarket. It's a destination.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, fun place to shop and variety of job choices.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to change positions and advance.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond ages and degrees to see the experience, enthusiasm and skills an applicant offers.

  8. Decent overall.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I worked at Giant Eagle part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good managers are great and make working there worthwhile, always have new products.

    Cons

    Store management changes very often, discount is minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Please focus on helping out and being a part of the team. Intimidation techniques just make people quit.

  9. Typical retail

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    Current Employee - Meat Cutter in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the people are very nice. In the right department, with the right coworkers, this place can be a breeze.

    Cons

    The unpredictable schedule can make it hard to have much of a personal life.

    Advice to Management

    You can't give 12 hours per week to a bunch of part-timers making $8 an hour an expect them to care about how good of a job they're doing. Please hire more full time staff to help make the departments run as smoothly as they should.

  10. Pharmacist

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Pharmacist
    Current Employee - Pharmacist

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good and we get yearly raises and a bonus in the fall (it's been great every year but one). They try to reevaluate our work flow to make us as efficient as possible. There are almost always opportunities for over time if you're looking to make some extra money. As long as you follow every policy to the letter, you'll have a great career.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management is completely clueless. They've been "out of the game" for so long that they don't understand what it's like to be a retail pharmacist. Their only concern is profit so they make us jump through hoops to do things as simple as ordering immunizations and certain drugs. There's also a lot of technician turnover (they don't get paid enough to do what's expected of them) so we often work short handed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and treat your technicians better. When we have happy, effective technicians, the pharmacies run much more smoothly! Stop making complicated policies and procedural requirements for simple tasks and let us do our jobs. Also, some patients are unreasonable...just because a person complains, they're not necessarily right. Ask your employees for their side of the story and actually take it into consideration.

  11. generally nice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Giant Eagle

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice fellow employees, usually fair about time taken off

    Cons

    Management can sometimes a bit selfish, they're also rude on occasion

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