Relief Manager (Former Employee) – Newport, PA 17074 – October 7, 2018
The first 4 years I was working for Giant it was a fun environment. Employees as well as myself loved the activities the company provided. Then six years later when share holders and CEO's came in, the company changed. Too many gimmicks came into play. Ahold forgot who there employees were and did not care. I love customer service but at times the demand was to high. Not taking breaks or able to go to the bathroom because you HAVE TO BE ALWAYS on hand for the customer. Working 8-1/2 hours 5 days a week and the whole time standing in one place. A half hour lunch break is not enough when you are constantly told to stand. Salaried managers put this expections on there employees. This is one of many reasons why I have chosen to leave this company.
Grocery Associate (Former Employee) – Camp Hill, PA – September 20, 2018
Worked here for my first job, would stock, organize shelves and create displays. I liked the job itself but sometimes there wouldn't be much to do so you walked around the store and organized here and there on repeat.
Managers didn't really care about you and would belittle you. The pay was pretty bad, just shy of minimum wage and most egregious issue I had were the work hours. I was hired on to work 16 a week but a couple months later started scheduling me for 12, a couple months after that 8 hours, and couple months after that they then scheduled me for a pathetic 4 hours a week. They also didn't even have employee discounts, just these employee raffles you could enter. Walmart would be a better place to work than here.
Cutting hours without explanation, pay, no discounts
Night Manager (Former Employee) – Berks County, PA – September 19, 2018
I worked for Giant for 11 years I loved my job and was very good at it. they forced the night managers to change from 10pm to 730 am to 2pm to 10pm and I felt very hurt and betrayed by that since I had been 3rd shift for 9 years and told them I wanted to stay 3rd shift it just worked for my life. I wanted to move back to Florida for a long time and the only thing holding me back was I loved my job but after this it felt easier to move back. I met some of the best people I will ever hope to meet in my life there, and I will always be grateful for those 11 years and all the experiences good and bad over that time. I hope the direction the company decided to go in brings them success.
fast paced, working with freight fixing up store after a hard day of sales
Front End Associate (Current Employee) – Lancaster, PA – August 11, 2018
I wanted to become a grocery associate at GIANT/MARTIN'S since I felt I had more potential than wielding a mop. The management wouldn't let me because I was a such a good janitor that they said they needed people like me, however, I did not want to be a janitor so I am leaving.
Produce Associate (Former Employee) – Dilworthtown, PA – July 2, 2018
Where to begin? The guys in the department I worked in were really dedicated and gave a lot of insight on how to make work productive. That’s about as good as one can get. Management...they say one bad apple spoils the bunch, and management is proof of that. Store manager was great and helpful to both customers and employees. One manager that I won’t name had a tendency to come into the department and just complain about how we did our jobs. That combined with the hours getting lower and lower as I worked there, being left without work for 2 weeks without warning and being transferred to a different department without being informed, and that was enough for me to quit.
Stressful, erratic hours, lack of communication, management couldn’t manage
Grocery Clerk (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 22, 2018
in my honest opinion, they just wanted people who will work and not say anything when they feel they deserve advancement or wronged by the company. their motto is "a better place to work' its actully the worst place
Cashier and Customer Service (Current Employee) – McConnellsburg, PA – June 12, 2018
Hours are always cut and wages are not enough. Management is terrible, and hours get cut as punishments. Favoritism is shown all the time, and receive unfair treatment from others including management.
Produce Associate (Former Employee) – Easton, PA – May 30, 2018
Typical non degree based job/high school starting job with plenty of opportunities to work your way up the totem pole. Department manages vary, and are switched out every once in a while "being sent to different stores". Depending on the store and location, department and clientele it can be very fast paced and stressful job.
flexible work schedules
cut throat store managers and stressful environment on occaions
Service Associate (Former Employee) – Pottstown, PA – May 20, 2018
Great culture originally. Flexible with scheduling, management was cool. Work was fun. After 2 years I spent my first semester away at college, by the time I came back the culture of the store changed and it became a place I hated going to.