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Working At Giant Eagle

Ever wonder what happens to all the food in the world that doesn't get bought or even eaten? That's a big question, and one I don't really have an answer for. But what I do know is that American supermarket chain Giant Eagle is doing their part to make sure that lost and forgotten food gets used for good.

Giant Eagle was founded in Pittsburgh in 1931. They now have stores all over the northeastern part of the United States, in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Maryland.

They've made it their mission to ingrain themselves deeply within the communities they serve. That means creating economic growth opportunities for people as well as creating a culture of giving back and helping those in need.

Diving Into the Values at Giant Eagle

Community Enrichment for a Finer Life

Giant Eagle is very much into community enrichment. It is clear that they understand that when they have the opportunity to pitch in and improve a community, their own little community will become better.

They sponsor a slew of charitable events in their communities, events which Giant Eagle employees are always volunteering at. Areas they focus on in their communities are hunger relief, general health and wellness, education, and, of course, community enrichment.

The community enrichment aspect is pitching in with things such as libraries, gardens, zoos, science centers and anything in a community that increases the quality of life for all.

The People at Giant Eagle

The Eaglets

Giant Eagle looks to recruit people in all stages of life! You've never worked before but are finally starting to get that empty feeling? Submit your application! Maybe you've worked in corporate America for 50 years and are tired of the hustle and bustle. See what Giant Eagle has got. Those are the folks that comprise this progressive market.

Giant Eagle's Forward Thinking Inclusionary Policies

This Eagle is Giant Enough For Everyone

When it comes to their culture of inclusion and diversity, Giant Eagle isn't just winging it... That felt a little forced. But really, Giant Eagle puts a huge emphasis on their inclusionary policies. It's become part of their identity.

They even have an executive position, along with an organized diversity council, that is solely dedicated to ensuring that the company is being as inclusive as possible. This is a company where everybody gets a chance. You'll get the chance to be a part of Team Member Point of View activities, which aren't things that most places offer. Those Team Member Point of View activities consists of employees working together to create presentations on things they find important. For example, Black History Month.

Another super cool thing that Giant Eagle does is organize Business Resource Groups. These BRGs key functions are basically to keep their place of work in check. They're also great networking opportunities and chances to share ideas that could influence the company's direction.

The 6 different types of BRGs are:

  • Abilities
  • The Young Professionals
  • Women's
  • GE Proud
  • African American
  • Veterans
  • These types of groups show that the company is really invested in the growth of their employees. It isn't about just showing up on time and getting your work done with Giant Eagle. It's more about becoming a great person. It's about learning what it means to be a member of a community, which tends to be a blurred concept for us modern folks.

    Giant Eagle doesn't play around with this type of stuff. Since 2016, they've won 11 national awards for their diversity and inclusion methods. I guess what I'm saying is you'll feel right at home.

    The Benefits at Giant Eagle

    Sky-High Benefits and Perks

    You might not think that a grocery store chain would have the greatest benefits to offer. But Giant Eagle has a giant amount to offer when it comes to taking care of its employees. Their benefits go right along with their community enrichment ethos.

    Some benefits of getting on with Giant Eagle are:

  • Savings on entertainment such as baseball games, zoos/aquariums, or theme parks
  • Savings on cultural entertainment like local playhouses, museums, and theaters
  • Savings on various area festivals
  • Discounts at area retail stores
  • Interviewing With Giant Eagle

    Make Sure To Pack Those Thinking Caps

    Because there is such a varied set of positions for people in all stages of their lives at this company -- they could have a fourteen-year-old high school student interviewing the same day that someone with a master's degree and 15 years of marketing experience is interviewing -- there isn't really an average interview with Giant Eagle.

    But what you can expect is that other than wanting to get to know you and hear about your goals, they will likely put you through some testing. So come prepared with your thinking cap!

    A Spot for Anyone at Giant Eagle

    Finding Your Flock

    The types of job opportunities available at Giant Eagle are as diverse as their workforce. It's hard to think of a more American first job than a bag boy/girl, a role that Giant Eagle has in spades. But they also hire for high-level managerial and executive positions. They have analysts on staff, recruiters, administrators for third party contractors. They've got night stockers (if you're an insomniac like me) and customer service reps.

    Because of the global digitization pandemic, they also have tech and marketing jobs available. Giant Eagle is definitely a company pushing to remain as modern as possible and thrive across all digital platforms. Check them out on social, they do a bang-up job.

    The Organization’s Mission

    We are committed to doing business in socially and environmentally responsible ways that are good for our Team Members, customers, communities, shareholders and our planet.







    Founded in



    Pittsburgh, PA


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    The Team At Giant Eagle

    Key People
    • Laura Karet (ceo)
    • David Shapira (Executive Chairman)

    The Culture At Giant Eagle

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    An interest in food doesn't quite scratch the surface for you; you're passionate about the business, the trends, and what makes customers tick. You have culinary vision beyond a simple "What's for dinner"
    Giant Eagle Leaders are honest, engaging, respectful and authentic and display a curiosity about food. Leaders are an integral part of Giant Eagle's distinct point of difference.
    Market, our mission is to be the fastest growing, most innovative, and best Cafe . Market in North America. We are driven by quality people, food and fuel providing an inviting place to get all the things our customers need right now! With you on our team, we can reach those goals every day.
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    Must have passion about shopping for others (shop as though you are shopping for someone you love) and understand the store and vast array of product offerings
    Cultivate a fast, friendly culture by sharing warmth and passion for service with a smile with all Team Members and customers.
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    Giant Eagle Reviews

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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    Flexible scheduling, understanding management, good pay. Show More

    What DON'T You Like About Working There?

    Raise system is horrible and union makes it hard to get fired (employees slack off) Show More

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    flexible hours Show More
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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    Pay is good for part time Show More

    What DON'T You Like About Working There?

    Inconsistent hours and working conditions Show More

    What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

    No perks/benefits for part time besides a 10% discount at the store Show More
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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    Some of the people I have met there Show More

    What DON'T You Like About Working There?

    The lack of communication between managers and departments Show More

    What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

    two fifteen-minute breaks Show More
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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    The people I work with are lovely Show More

    What DON'T You Like About Working There?

    Inconsistent schedule and customers Show More

    What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

    10% discound Show More
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    What Do You Like About Working There?

    I get off on weekend and holiday and that is important to me Show More

    What DON'T You Like About Working There?

    The people 90% of them where very petty and rude Show More

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    Off on weekends Show More
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    Giant Eagle Rankings

    Giant Eagle is ranked #11 on the Best Retail Companies to Work For in America list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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    Giant Eagle Salaries

    How much does Giant Eagle pay?
    The national average salary for a Giant Eagle employee in the United States is $29,758 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $63,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $14,000 per year.
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    Giant Eagle Salaries By Job Title

    While Giant Eagle employees earn an average yearly salary of $29,758, different roles can command different wages. Some of the job titles with high salaries at Giant Eagle are staff pharmacist, senior team lead, deli clerk, and team leader. A typical staff pharmacist salary at Giant Eagle is $124,259 per year. Other roles at Giant Eagle include stock clerk and lot attendant. A stock clerk at Giant Eagle earns an average yearly salary of $19,791.
    Job Title
    Average Salarydesc
    Staff Pharmacist
    Salary Range120k - 128k$124k$124,259
    Senior Team Lead
    Salary Range98k - 107k$103k$102,825
    Deli Clerk
    Salary Range96k - 103k$100k$100,000
    Team Leader
    Salary Range92k - 100k$97k$96,627
    Pharmacy Internship
    Salary Range71k - 107k$88k$87,867
    Assistant Manager
    Salary Range36k - 38k$38k$37,625
    Store Leader
    Salary Range35k - 39k$37k$37,481
    Front End Manager
    Salary Range35k - 39k$37k$37,459
    Front End Coordinator
    Salary Range34k - 37k$36k$35,622
    Sales Associate
    Salary Range30k - 39k$34k$34,455

    Giant Eagle Careers

    On average, employees at Giant Eagle stay with the company for 2.7 years. Employees most commonly join Giant Eagle after leaving McDonald's. When they leave Giant Eagle, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

    Average Length of Employment

    Giant Eagle
    2.7 years
    2.5 years
    Harris Teeter
    2.4 years
    1.9 years

    Top Employers Before Giant Eagle

    16.6 %
    7.5 %
    5.4 %

    Top Employers After Giant Eagle

    19.9 %
    6.3 %

    Giant Eagle Employee Demographics

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    Giant Eagle Employees Education

    Of the 32,000 employees at Giant Eagle, 11.5% attended Kent State University. Employees at Giant Eagle most frequently majored in Business, and most employees’ highest level of education is a Bachelors.

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    Giant Eagle Employee Political Affiliation

    Giant Eagle employees are most likely to be members of the Republican Party. The largest donation made to a political party by a Giant Eagle employee was by David Shapira. David Shapira donated $53,750 to the Democratic Party.

    Employee Political Donations

    NameascdescJob TitleascdescPartyascdescDonationascdesc
    David ShapiraChairperson
    David Shapira
    Democratic Party
    Democratic Party
    $53,750Democratic Party
    Norman WeizenbaumBoard Of Directors Member
    Norman Weizenbaum
    Board Of Directors Member
    Board Of Directors Member
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $30,083Republican Party
    Laura KaretChief Executive Officer
    Laura Karet
    Chief Executive Officer
    Chief Executive Officer
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $21,295Republican Party
    John LucotExecutive
    John Lucot
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $14,715Republican Party
    Michele SponholzSenior Vice President
    Michele Sponholz
    Senior Vice President
    Senior Vice President
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $11,248Republican Party
    Mark MinnaughExecutive Vice President
    Mark Minnaugh
    Executive Vice President
    Executive Vice President
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $10,073Republican Party
    Jeremy ShapiraSenior Director Human Resources
    Jeremy Shapira
    Senior Director Human Resources
    Senior Director Human Resources
    Democratic Party
    Democratic Party
    $7,800Democratic Party
    Kevin SrigleySenior Vice President
    Kevin Srigley
    Senior Vice President
    Senior Vice President
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $5,904Republican Party
    Randy HeiserPharmacist
    Randy Heiser
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $5,500Republican Party
    Lora DikunSenior Vice President
    Lora Dikun
    Senior Vice President
    Senior Vice President
    Republican Party
    Republican Party
    $5,245Republican Party
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    Giant Eagle Subsidiaries

    Subsidiaries to Giant Eagle include Ricker Oil Company. Employees at the parent company, Giant Eagle, earn $29,758 whereas employees at Ricker Oil Company earn $29,680, on average.
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    Ricker Oil Company
    Salary Range22k - 39k$30k$29,680

    Giant Eagle Competitors

    Based on our research, similar companies to Giant Eagle are Whole Foods Market, Meijer, and Safeway. The wages at Whole Foods Market average higher than the other similar companies, where the median salary is $35,851 per year. The employees at Meijer earn an average yearly salary of $32,269 per year, and the salaries at Safeway average $31,917 per year.
    Average Salarydesc
    Whole Foods Market
    Salary Range26k - 48k$36k$35,851
    Salary Range24k - 42k$32k$32,269
    Salary Range22k - 44k$32k$31,917

    Hannaford Supermarkets

    Salary Range24k - 40k$31k$31,458
    Sprouts Farmers Market
    Salary Range26k - 36k$31k$31,055
    Salary Range25k - 36k$30k$30,310
    Wegmans Food Markets
    Salary Range22k - 40k$30k$30,278
    Schnuck Markets
    Salary Range25k - 34k$30k$30,075
    Harris Teeter
    Salary Range22k - 41k$30k$30,074
    Salary Range23k - 38k$30k$29,878

    Frequently Asked Questions about Giant Eagle

    When was Giant Eagle founded?

    Giant Eagle was founded in 1931.

    How many Employees does Giant Eagle have?

    Giant Eagle has 32,000 employees.

    How much money does Giant Eagle make?

    Giant Eagle generates $8.9B in revenue.

    What industry is Giant Eagle in?

    Giant Eagle is in the supermarket industry.

    What is Giant Eagle's mission?

    Giant Eagle's mission statement is "We are committed to doing business in socially and environmentally responsible ways that are good for our Team Members, customers, communities, shareholders and our planet."

    What type of company is Giant Eagle?

    Giant Eagle is a private company.

    Who are Giant Eagle's competitors?

    Giant Eagle competitors include Harris Teeter, ShopRite, Hy-Vee, Wegmans Food Markets, Hannaford Supermarkets, Ricker Oil Company, Raley's, Stop & Shop, Whole Foods Market, Giant Food Stores, LLC, Jewel-Osco, Shop Rite Inc, Pick 'n Save, Safeway, Ingles Markets, Shaw's Supermarkets, Schnuck Markets, Sprouts Farmers Market, WinCo Foods, Meijer.

    Who works at Giant Eagle?

    Laura Karet (ceo)

    David Shapira (Executive Chairman)

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    Updated December 31, 2020

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