Welcome to Giant Eagle’s brand-new Careers Blog! 2018 marks the beginning of new and exciting things at Giant Eagle. We are launching this blog to help you get to know us on a more personal level and; of course, help you land a great job with Giant Eagle!
First, I’d like to introduce myself and share my Giant Eagle story. While pursuing my undergraduate degree in business administration, I began looking for an internship to gain some real-world, professional experience …. enter Giant Eagle! My career started when I completed what was supposed to be a temporary summer internship in Giant Eagle’s Talent Acquisition Department. That summer, I spent my time learning the basics of recruiting for Giant Eagle’s Retail Support Centers (RSCs) and soaking up every ounce of knowledge I could from the experienced recruiters all around me. During the last week of my internship, my supervisor approached me with an offer to stay with the Company part-time, while I finished my final year of college. Of course, I enthusiastically accepted that offer, and continued to recruit talented Team Members for our distribution centers.
Upon graduation, Giant Eagle offered me a full-time recruiter position, and I was thrilled, to say the least. After about a year, I decided to begin taking classes in the evenings towards earning my MBA, and 15 short months later, I graduated! Going to school and working for Giant Eagle was a whirlwind, but Giant Eagle supported me every step of the way. I spent more than three years recruiting for the RSC’s before officially joining our Recruitment Marketing team, which perfectly combines my passion for human resources, recruiting and marketing! I’ve been blessed to work with an amazing team, and I’ve been lucky enough to have a few, fantastic mentors that have helped me along my career journey here at Giant Eagle. I never imagined four years ago that I would be sitting here today, telling all of you about my story. It just goes to show you never know what a college internship can turn into, especially when you work for a Company that focuses so much on your professional growth!
Now that you know a little about me, I want to get to know each of you! First, my goal is to provide you with insight into the culture of Giant Eagle, reveal what it’s like to work for us in one of our many areas of the retail business, introduce you to some of our very talented Team Members, and provide you with some tips and tricks to make your job search easier. Second, I want to hear from YOU! This should be an engaging conversation, not a monologue. What do you want to know and learn about Giant Eagle? I will aim to post a few times a month with the intention of providing quality, honest insights about our Company. Ultimately, this blog is about providing you with valuable information in the hope that it will help you understand whether or not Giant Eagle is the right place for you and your career!