Giant offers you more than a rewarding career and a friendly work
environment. We offer you all the ingredients for a great work experience.
At the top of the list is one of the most comprehensive benefits
programs in the industry. At Giant, we want you to succeed in life
as much as we want you to succeed in business, so we structure our
benefits program to support a healthy lifestyle and the flexibility
to meet your personal, as well as career goals.
Giant offers the following PC Training classes:
- Lotus Notes
- Excel Fundamentals, Intermediate and Advanced
- Word Fundamentals and Intermediate
- Access Fundamentals, Intermediate, and Advanced
Monthly e-mails are distributed in order to register for courses.
For more information, contact the AIS Department.
Introduction - The tuition reimbursement benefit
is a personal development plan that enables full-time associates
to acquire skills and knowledge for career development within the
company through education.
Repayment Agreement – Should the associate
voluntarily leave the Company within one year of receiving reimbursement,
they are expected to repay the Company in full for all reimbursement
paid within the past year from the date of termination. Should the
associate voluntarily leave the Company from one to two years of
receiving reimbursement, they must repay the Company 50% of all reimbursement
paid within the past year from the date of termination.
Reimbursement Rate – 100% for grade of B
or above; 75% for grade of B-, C+ & C.
Eligibility – Full-time associates are eligible
for tuition reimbursement on their first day of employment. (Note:
Temporary associates (full or part-time) are not eligible for tuition
Coverage – Tuition only (lab fees, books,
parking, activity fees and other miscellaneous expenses are not covered
under this policy).
Course type – On campus and/or web-based
Cap – Associate is eligible for reimbursement for up to a maximum of $5,250 per calendar year. The annual cap will be reviewed periodically.
Institution – Must be an accredited institution.
Degree Programs – Must be job-related or
support career development goals compatible with Giant business needs.
Certificate Programs – Certificate programs,
when approved, are to be reviewed and paid for by the associate's
department under staff development.
Exceptions – There are no exceptions.
At Giant/Super G, our educational assistance programs have been making
a difference in the lives of our associates and their families for
more than twenty years. Since 1978, Giant has awarded over $5 million
in scholarships and grants. Each year the scholarship committee reviews
up to 400 applications for scholarships and grants from Giant/Super
G associates and their families. Each application is fully assessed
to determine the most qualified candidates based on family service
with Giant/Super G, academic success, school and community service,
and special needs. Below is a brief explanation of each program.
Izzy Cohen Memorial Scholarship
Izzy Cohen, for whom this scholarship is named, was one of the original
founders of Giant Food, Inc. who strongly believed in the power
of training and education. Applications for this scholarship are
available each year in the spring with awards announced prior to
summer break. Awards are valued at $4,000 and are renewable
for up to 4 years. Applicants must be full time students (12 or
more credit hours) currently studying or accepted at an accredited
college or university with a GPA of 2.5 or better.
Esther Peterson Memorial Grant
Esther Peterson was one of the most admired women in Giant Food.
She pioneered the use of nutritional and unit price labeling in
our stores well before any other major food chain and contributed
many other significant improvements in her role as Consumer Advocate.
This grant, named in her honor, is awarded in conjunction with
the Izzy Cohen Scholarships and provides non-renewable awards of
EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION PROGRAMS
Giant honors all full and part-time service associates starting
at 5 years of employment and then every 5 years after that. For 5
years of service associates receive a predetermined gift. Starting
at 10 years of service associates are able to choose their gift from
a selection of gifts. Awards are presented in the Spring of each
Quarter Century Club
The Quarter Century Club honors associates who have 25 years
of continuous service with The Giant Supermarket Company. All new
inductees are invited to a special event held in their honor. Active
associates with continuous service with Giant, or in combination
with any Ahold USA Company, are inducted into the Quarter Century
Club in the year in which their 25th anniversary falls.
WHAT IS THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM?
The Giant Employee Assistance Program is a voluntary,
confidential referral program designed to help our associates and
their families find services to help with their personal problems.
WHAT KIND OF HELP IS AVAILABLE?
The EAP serves as a link between you and a network of helpful
resources. The EAP can put you in touch with professionals
who will offer support and guidance with many types of problems,
including family, financial, legal, child or elder concerns. Organizations
used by the EAP for referral include public, non-profit, and private
Helping Hands strives to make a difference in the lives of associates who are faced with an extraordinary personal tragedy, sudden extreme financial hardship or catastrophic loss. The Helping Hands fund is intended to fill a gap in the resources available to associates during their most difficult times. At Giant and Stop & Shop, we have long and rich traditions of taking care of our own. There are countless examples of our associates banding together to help fellow associates in need. Helping Hands is designed to complement and formalize what our associates have championed through the years. Helping Hands is supported by the contributions of the Company and our associates.
All Giant employees may not be eligible for all benefits. If
there are discrepancies between information in this summary and
the applicable plan documents or insurance contracts, the plan
documents and insurance contracts will govern. Giant reserves the
right to modify any or all components of the Company's benefit
plans at the sole discretion of management. Although employees
will be notified in advance where possible, any such changes may
occur with or without notice.