Giant Eagle
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www.gianteagle.com Pittsburgh, PA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 10, 2014

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Giant Eagle Interim President & CEO Laura Shapira Karet

Laura Shapira Karet

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible scheduling allows entry level Team Members a balance between home life, work and school"
    in 14 reviews
  • "The company does a good job of considering work-life balance"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "They also seem to be trying to purge as many full time employees as they can"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Lack of communication in lower levels of management"
    in 7 reviews
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Not a bad place to work...if it's the only place you work.

Front End Cashier (Former Employee)
Oil City, PA (US)

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

ProsSatisfactory, training, time off policies were great, as well as the scheduled raised. I never was out of the loop, because everyone here was very helpful.

ConsWorking around a second job. It was very difficult to get my schedule when it was needed, causing a lot of problems with my second job,

Advice to Senior Managementit's very hard to get supervisors to work with another job schedule.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great job and built my career there

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I worked at Giant Eagle full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- Recognizes talent and promotes from within
- Great work/life balance; ability to work from home when needed
- Never boring; always challenging; great co-workers

Cons- Pay was low; when I left, I was shocked at how low I was paid; benefits were good though
- Nepotism was a problem when i started in corporate
- Issues with expectations, especially around budgeting; layoff seasons were too often and I saw a lot of good people let go

Advice to Senior Management- Plan better for staffing; and this goes for the corporate offices; do not over hire then, when times get tough, let good people go; plan for tomorrow
- Review pay against others in the area better; worked as a business analyst for 5 years and was priced well below market

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Loved this job!

Cashier (Former Employee)
Niles, OH (US)

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

ProsFlexible hours, extra pay for holidays, good co-workers, nice management

ConsNot many full time positions available.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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fun job to have

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Giant Eagle

Prosgood employees
good managers
good team leaders

Consi dont have any cons

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, but personnel can ruin your experience

Assistant Prepared Foods Team Leader (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

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

ProsVery flexible with their hours. Decent pay, and good benefits for grocery chain. Offer a lot of resources through Human Resources that many people don't take advantage of.

ConsYour experience can be ruined by upper management. They can hold grudges and undermine your leaders, which results in low morale. This might not affect you as a team member, but it can permeate through the department.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it professional. Don't let personal bias cloud judgement. Stand behind your leaders, or you will foster an environment of entitlement.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It has been fun working here

Meat Wrapper (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time for more than 5 years

ProsLaid back enviroment to work in
Different kinds of training

ConsManagement sometimes expects a lot out of you
Getting more strict

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great company to work for

Eagle's Nest Attendant (Current Employee)
Westlake, OH (US)

I have been working at Giant Eagle part-time for more than 5 years

ProsI have worked for the company for almost 7 years as a part-time employee in the Eagle's Nest. We have great management in our department and other departments as well. Pay raises are part of the union benefits. Even as a part-time employee you get paid time off as well as paid vacations.

ConsYou are a part of the union, whether it is your decision or not. The union sucks a lot of money out of your weekly paycheck. Discipline can not occur in most departments and there are a lot of employees that slack off or do not follow policies.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should check in on ALL departments every once and a while. I have never met any management above my store manager, which I understand that it is a very large company, but the regional manager or anyone on that level have never approached our department.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Perfect college job

Deli Clerk (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

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

ProsExtremely flexible hours, open door policy is very evident and encouraged, many team member perks, lenient attendance policy, many opportunities are given to move up if desired

ConsHigh turnover in some departments causes frustration with long-time employees, as there is not one specific person to do training in most departments.

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage department managers to chip in more work on a day-to-day basis, focus more on listening to team members rather than just focusing on how to reach weekly sales numbers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good place to work

Fuel Station Attendant (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

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

ProsFriendly coworkers, the pay and raises were fair and timely.

ConsManagers were constantly being moved around. My location was understaffed.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep managers at the same location so that they can focus on their team and actually perform well. Don't make one person work by themself.

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It is OK

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood Benefits and training programs.

ConsPoor Work/Life balance for the pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more or at least be honest about "required hours."

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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