Thread regarding Giant Eagle layoffs

Massive 5 Year Lay-off Cycle Coming Soon

We are quickly approaching the anniversary of the MASSIVE corporate layoff event where police were called, folks unknowingly shut out, peoples lives changed forever, etc.

How do I know this you ask? Well, it’s simple quite frankly:
1) It happens every 5 years, give or take.
2) The company has hired dozens, if not hundreds, of people to fill useless positions that don’t benefit the company’s bottom line profitability.
3) They’ve created “new” roles in the company that make absolutely no sense for a Grocery Chain.
4) We just bought some ridiculous “tech warehouse” to attract Silicon Valley applicants (and why???).
5) We cut as many hours as possible from the stores, which by the way, the majority income source for the company. In which our warehouses wouldn’t make money either.
6) Because we can’t learn from our mistakes.
7) Because we are run by a greedy group of people who have absolutely no sense of reality or rational.

But hey, we all know it’s coming, just a matter of time before it hits us again! Wonder what useless clowns will make the cut this time, you know the ones, whom are employed based solely on their family ties and whom they stretch back to!

Ugh! This was once a great company to work for, if only those days weren’t so distant!

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I agree this place s—s! I've worked at ge part-time for 21 years. Last week the hours were cut so bad I had to watch self checkout (because we had no bagger to help a customerto her car), customer service and cash office. Well for 15 minutes we only had one cashier open! ONE! I had to close customer service early and open as a cashier too!! I work at a big store with 15 registers, 5 self checkouts!! It's too much stress! After that disaster I decided to cut my own hours to the minimum I have to work to keep my medical insurance! I'm DONE!

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Post ID: @14ona+10lGeSai

Working anywhere in this company is toxic! We talk about “respect for people” yet how do you show respect when your truly working them to the bone! I see Store Managers stocking yogurt while Front End Managers are ringing Register, just so that the store hits an unrealistically low wage budget. And then you ask them to “coach” their teams to be more efficient while offering them minimum wage, meanwhile every business they pass along their bus route to work is hiring upwards of double what we offer in our stores! Oh, and how about GetGo?! We talk about Safety being our “Top Priority” but expect them to work alone most of the time! What happens when one of them has some sort of medical emergency and drops dead at the counter without another employee to provide or even call for help! First question that will be asked is “why did you close the GetGo??”.

I’m so over this place, just hard to believe it took me 20+ years to figure it out!

For anyone saying “then quit”, my response to them is “as soon as my employment recruiter finds me the right job, I absolutely will!”

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Post ID: @ilyx+10lGeSai

Agree. Wish there was a way to show the upper ups in company what it’s like.

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Post ID: @dcyk+10lGeSai

Working at Giant Eagle corporate is toxic!

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Post ID: @cqvn+10lGeSai

I know two people at that level. they left because they were not convinced the company was on a good path. company seems to be doing well now. It's hard to tell.

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Post ID: @buyp+10lGeSai

I think many of them quickly realize it's a closed loop—there are a handful of lifers and family that occupy senior leadership–they aren't going anywhere.

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Post ID: @avag+10lGeSai

Any thoughts on why so much senior leadership turnover. It seems new to company corporate vps don’t last more than a couple years.

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Post ID: @9jxf+10lGeSai

Most corporations go through this cycle. What makes GE different is their declining revenues. Laura wanted 20 billion by 2020 back in 2014 when they had ~11 billion in revenue. As of 2017 they were under 9 billion. Curious to see what 2018 revenue was. So long as the family members are paying themselves massive salaries and bonuses, they will ride this horse until it's dead, team members and layoffs be damned.

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Post ID: @5njm+10lGeSai

I could not agree more with your comments and they are indeed factual. They seem to have gotten away from being a grocery chain and have moved on to other investments that to me hold a higher propriety than their bread and butter money makers which is selling groceries!!! They simply don't know what they are doing at this point . The hours are cut to the bare minimum as all the while they roll out new programs at the store level that require more hours. to complete. I used to enjoy working for GE but I would never suggest to any one to work for GE at this time.

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