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Giant Eagle Interview Questions

1. How do you expect to make a difference at Giant Eagle?
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Giant Eagle is headquartered in O'Hara Township, PA. The company has been in operation since 1931 and has yearly revenues of 10 Billion with approximately 36,000 employees. Follow Giant Eagle on twitter at @giant_eagle. Read about the company culture, corporate mission, and discover any job openings at Giant Eagle, by visiting their career page. If you need help finding more information about Giant Eagle, visit their website.

Giant Eagle Interview Questions

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Describe a time when you had to sacrifice quality to complete a job?

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As I will be a pharmacy technician, I am looking forward to directly making contact with customers whose lives I am making a difference in. I want to offer them a friendly smile and help them as much as I can.
 
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With my dedication and passion, I know I would offer Giant Eagle to best of me.
 

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#3 of 25

Name your three best qualities?

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My three best qualities are that I am reliable, people-orient, and Outgoing.
 
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Reliable, loyal, motivated.
 

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#4 of 25

What do you know about Giant Eagle?

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I know that giant eagle expects to provide great customer service to all customers who shop there and for the employees to work as a family.
 
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I know Giant Eagle is a local company that has been around for over 80 years.
 

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#5 of 25

If you find a problem going on with two different employees, what would you do?

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Ask what the problem is, analyze it and try to see of there's a cause. Try to propose a solution.
 
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Ask them what the problem is. Try to get them to talk out their problems.
 

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#6 of 25

Why should we not hire you?

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there is no reason that you should not hire me, i feel im well suited for the job and i hope to have the opporatunity to show you for years to come.
 
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I think you should hire me because I like to be very organized and I will help your store. Even if I have trouble I will ask someone so I can understand it better.
 

Giant Eagle

Giant Eagle has its talons firmly wrapped around parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio. The grocery chain, a market leader in Pittsburgh and eastern Ohio, operates about 160 company-owned stores and some 60 franchised supermarkets, as well as about 150 GetGo convenience stores (which feature fresh foods and sell gas at discounted prices through the fuelperks! program). Many Giant Eagle stores feature video rental, banking, photo processing, dry cleaning services, and ready-to-eat meals. Giant Eagle is also a wholesaler to licensed stores and sells ...

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#7 of 25

Do you prefer working in a team environment or alone?

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I would prefer working in a team environment because in a team you can work together to get things done faster. You ideas will just bounce off of each other and thats what makes a successful business like giant eagle.
 
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Both is fine with me.
 

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#8 of 25

What are some of your weaknesses?

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I am a perfectionist and this can make me take longer when doing tasks.
 
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I have a bad back but I manage to work threw it.
 

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#9 of 25

What is your best personal trait?

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I know it is cliche, but I think my best personal trait is being nice. I try my hardest to ask how people are feeling and sympathize/empathize with them if they are down. I try to help people out as much as possible, because I know it is appreciated. I also believe a smile goes a long way, and it really does brighten the recipient's day.
 
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I am over all a friendly person I hardly ever get mad, and if I do I just count to ten in my head and keep a smile on my face.
 

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#10 of 25

How would your references describe you?

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Hardworking because I've always worked with my full effort. Patient, polite, team player, and friendly.
 
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As a hard worker whos hones and trust worthy.
 

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#11 of 25

Why do you feel you will be better suited for this job than the other applicants?

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Because im a hard worker very active and trust worthy I can be counted on to get the job done.
 
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I am responsible, hardworking, kind, and a team player. I have more than three years of retail experience.
 

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#12 of 25

Do you have any friends or relatives that work at Giant Eagle?

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I know a few people that work as a pharmacy intern. Each one has given great reviews and put a positive outlook of the company in my mind.
 
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Yes, too many to speak of.
 

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#13 of 25

Why would you like to work at Giant Eagle?

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I would like to work at Giant Eagle because it is a local company, founded in Pittsburgh. It is the grocery store that my family and I shop at, so I feel comfortable here. It will provide me an opportunity to advance my knowledge of pharmacy as a career.
 
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I am a frequent customer to the pharmacy. I absolutely love the friendliness of the staff and have always had a strong desire to work in the medical field and I love a challenge (preparing for state exam).
 

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#14 of 25

Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond for customer service?

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When an irate customer appeared in front of me and demand attention. I just stayed calm and professional. I asked her what she need and assist her on finding things.
 
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When the customer was really angry, I had to be very polite and try not to get into an argument with them.
 

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#15 of 25

How would you handle an irate customer that has screamed at you for three minutes straight?

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Always try to stay calm and be professional. I do not want my personal feelings to get into the situation. See if I can come up with a solution, or help the customer about their needs.
 
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I would not be disrespectful to the customer. Ask them what the problem is and what I can do to help. I will try to find a solution.
 

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#16 of 25

Where do you see yourself in five years?

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In 5 years I see myself graduating from college and working as a engineer.
 
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To be a good worker.
 

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#17 of 25

Describe a time when you disliked company rules in your last job?

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I don't really have problem with company rules, I always try to follow the rules.
 
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A time when I dislike company rules in my last job was when we all had to go on break one at a time I had disagreed with it for a minute but then got over because its a job not school and im a see them at another time and place.
 

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#18 of 25

Tell me about your experience working in retail?

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My experience working in retail was fun and fast paced, and dealing with customers non-stop which is what I love and being able to have great customer service.
 
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I worked at The Gap for 3 years. I assisted customers in the fitting room and on the sales floor, I rang on the cash register and handled money, I got customers to apply for the Gap Card.
 

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#19 of 25

How often are you late for your responsibilities, such as school or work?

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Punctuality is very important to me, it is never acceptable to be late for any commitment.
 
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I am never late. I take my responsibilities very serious. Especially when others are counting on you, it doesn't make any sense to be late. It is simply inconsiderate. I am always on time for my classes, exams, and jobs.
 

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#20 of 25

What would you do if a coworker asked you to help you steal?

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I would straight out tell them that stealing is wrong and I would not take part in that.
 
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Report to the manager.
 

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#21 of 25

Would you say you are a sociable person?

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Yes, but not extremely extrovert.
 
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Yes, but not extremely extrovert.
 

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#22 of 25

Do you need a job at Giant Eagle or just working for fun?

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I do need a job at giant eagle I have a family and need to support them.
 
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I need experience.
 

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#23 of 25

When was the last time you contributed to a team effort and what was your role?

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When I was in college, I had to work in a group for one of my classes. We were doing a power point presentation on a drug store. I typed up some of the powerpoint and I did most of the talking.
 
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A couple of semesters ago I was assigned to do a group project on Greek culture. Our group had to prepare a powerpoint and present it to the class. My role was to look up all of the information and prepare the powerpoint.
 

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#24 of 25

Have you ever helped someone else achieve their goal or helped to better themselves, if so, how?

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One of my close friends has really bad anxiety about taking tests. I am always there to help him as he studies, and I frequently take time out of my day to calm him down. His anxiety has really hindered his grades. He needed certain grades to make it into the engineering school, and with my assistance, he is closer than ever to that goal.
 
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My boyfriend had a goal of losing five pounds so I began eating healthy with him. Together we cut out all fast food and made meals together.
 

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#25 of 25

How well do you handle customer complaints?

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I treat the customer as if he or she is correct, and I remain as nice as possible. If the complaint is directly pertinent to me, I might become a bit offended inside, for that is one of my weaknesses. However, I am also driven, and will take that as motivation to exceed customer expectations.
 
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I haven't had much experience in the customer service area. All I know is that I have to be respectful, polite, and friendly and helping out the customers at all times.