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About Giant Eagle


Retail, Grocery store




O'Hara Township, PA

Number of stores:



$9.3 billion (2011)


Laura Karet


Giant Eagle is a regional grocery store chain, primarily focused on states in the Mid-Atlantic region. There are currently more than 225 Giant Eagle stores, and the company employs over 35,000 people.

How to Apply For a Job at Giant Eagle


You can search and apply for jobs at Giant Eagle directly through StartWire. When you use us to fill out your application, we can even provide you with automatic application updates that will let you know when your application status has changed. This way, you’ll always know if your application has been read or if you’re still being considered for the position to which you applied. Apply now

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You can also apply for a job at Giant Eagle through their hiring site. If you choose to apply in this way, don’t forget to come back and tell us about your application. If you do, we’ll provide you with access to free tools that you can use to organize your job search.

The Giant Eagle Application Process

If you don’t know which position you’d like to apply for at Giant Eagle, you can simply provide your resume and cover letter and Giant Eagle will look at them to determine if you would make a good fit for any open positions in your area. This is an excellent feature that most companies don’t offer, and you should take advantage of it if you don’t feel especially picky about the type of work that you’ll be doing.

If you know exactly what position you’re looking for, you can go ahead and fill out an online application. Giant Eagle has a great job search system that allows you to search jobs by department, location, and shift preference. For the purposes of this application guide, we decided to apply for a part time cashier position. Your experience may vary a little bit when applying for other positions.

With the exact position selected, it is time to create an account on their hiring site. Creating an account is simple, and requires only an email address and password to setup.

Once your account is created, you will have the option to connect it to your LinkedIn or Facebook profile. Giant Eagle will use your social profiles to fill in many of the application fields for you. This is a great time-saving feature, and you should take advantage of it if you are comfortable connecting your social accounts. If you aren’t, that’s ok — you can choose to skip this step and fill in all of your application fields manually.

Next, you will have the chance to upload your resume and cover letter. If you have a resume prepared, you should go ahead and provide it. Standing out on one of these standardized applications can be difficult, and providing a resume is a way to demonstrate your unique skills and experiences that have directly qualified you for the position you’re applying for. If you don’t have a resume, that’s ok. You can enter your work and education history manually.

After your resume is uploaded, you’re almost finished. You only need to provide your scheduling preferences and agree to the terms and conditions of submitting an application.

Background check

By submitting your application, you are consenting to a pre-employment background check. Any employment offer you receive is contingent upon passing this background check.

Drug test

You will also need to consent to a pre-employment drug test. Again, all employment offers are contingent upon passing this test.

How to Get Updates on Your Giant Eagle Application

When you apply for a Giant Eagle job through StartWire, we’ll provide you with automatic updates on your application status. This way, you’ll always know if your application has been read or if you’re still being considered for the position. Sign up now

Who is Giant Eagle Hiring?

Giant Eagle is an equal opportunity employer.

Jobs available at Giant Eagle

There are many different jobs available in Giant Eagle stores. Some of the most popular include cashiers, prep cooks, stock clerks, deli team members, pharmacy technicians, sales clerks, bakers, customer service representatives, supervisors, managers, and lot attendants. There are also opportunities available at Giant Eagle’s corporate headquarters. These positions change all the time, so you should check back frequently to learn about new positions as they become available. Search jobs

Types of people Giant Eagle wants to hire

If you read through the job descriptions on the Giant Eagle site, you’ll learn that they want to hire people who work hard and thrive in a fast-paced work environment. The company also places a lot of value on leadership, sales, and customer service skills, so you should emphasize any experience you have in those areas on your resume, cover letter, and application.

Age requirements

You must be at least 16 years old to work at Giant Eagle.

Business Summary


Laura Shapira Karet is the CEO of Giant Eagle. David Shapira is the Executive Chairman, and John Lucot is the President and Chief Operating Officer.


Giant Eagle is a private company, so they are not required to disclose their financial information. However, it’s estimated that they earned $9.3 billion in revenue in 2011.

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