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Giant Eagle Reviews

Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
395 Reviews
3.1
395 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Pros

    Union job. Flexible schedule. Great benefits

    Cons

    I have absolutely no complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work whether you are just looking for part time opportunities or long term careers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Bolivar, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Bolivar, OH (US)

    I worked at Giant Eagle

    Pros

    The people you work with and the customers. As long as you do your job, management won't micromanage you. Very non-stressful work most of the time.

    Cons

    When sales figures aren't being met management can get on everyone to push even though the employee can't make customers buy more products. Workload could be high at times and management would under schedule people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know that your employees will get their jobs done. Don't take your stress from upper management out on the lower level employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Enjoy working part time

    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Boardman, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Boardman, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    like working with my co workers

    Cons

    need more hours don't like minimum wage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    high raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to start your job, can be tough moving up.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Cleveland, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Store managers are pretty laidback people, as long as you are doing something work related, co-workers are also nice and very helpful. The benefits are pretty good. The pay is good compared to other grocery stores with similar type of jobs.

    Cons

    The worst thing about working here is it's very tough to move up and advance to better positions, the fastest way to do so is by befriending store managers and other upper management, and hope that they like you enough to recommend you. The work-life balance could be better, but it's expected since it's retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The advice I have for management is to train and hire within the company for managerial and corporate positions, since a lot of younger employees are finishing college and looking to continue their careers. Also offer more scholarships to students that are in college and are majoring in a field where GE can employ them after graduating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I like to go to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HBW Team Leader in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - HBW Team Leader in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Pros

    Make my own schedule I love my department

    Cons

    A lot of responsibility for low pay. Prepare to work hard. I don't mind working hard but the reward is minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to move up Good Luck you better know someone high up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Seafood lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seafood Lead in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Seafood Lead in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Pros

    If you know what you want and able to prove your worth threw your performance you can make a lot of money

    Cons

    You have to be part of a union which tends to hold good people back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worry more about your people on the front lines rather then the VP's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Getting better, hopefully

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Parma, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Parma, OH (US)

    I have been working at Giant Eagle

    Pros

    I like the flexability of the schedule. And have somewhat of an opportunity to explore other departments.

    Cons

    There are clicks with upper management and employees, that may hinder your ability for advancement within the company. Some of these employees in the "click" receive better treatment then others and do what they please, without repercussion. These "click" employees also disrespect the SCO employees that are responsible for their behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management. Be more aware of your surroundings, including the (little people) cashiers. CLICKS! Give credit where credit is due! Appreciate your employees! Thank them! Great comments are given every day from customers. Do you get them? There are jealous employees that will not pass on great comments from customers. wrong.

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

    The union is the worst thing about working for Giant Eagle.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bakery Team Member in North Royalton, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Bakery Team Member in North Royalton, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Work environment is pretty good, coworkers are fantastic, and you get a 10% discount on Giant Eagle Brand food.

    Cons

    The union is horrible, the pay is mediocre, and hours can be cut at any moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the Union.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    no future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Current Employee - Customer Service

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

    Pros

    meeting different people everyday.most coworkers are good people.

    Cons

    constant badgering to work harder.no incentive to do so.low pay even if you show dedication and stay employed for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please care more about your good employees.not just cutting corners for your bonus checks!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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