Safeway Reviews

Updated 16 April 2015
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  1. Encouraging, understanding, patient, and welcoming "traditional" company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Safeway

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most top management willing to meet with interns, assigns impactful projects, values intern's opinions and input. Provides opportunities to transition into full time employee

    Cons

    Too many meetings, employee websites and processes need updating

    Advice to Management

    Have less meetings

  2. It was a good first job, but not a long term place to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Simi Valley, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Simi Valley, CA (US)

    I have been working at Safeway part-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly environment, super nice customers, easy to work with your schedule, learned a lot, made a lot friends.

    Cons

    Pay, they treat you like crap, they only care about themselves, they expect so much out of you and only criticize you.

    Advice to Management

    To lighten up and treat the workers the way they deserve, to offer more raises and to compliment the workers on their work.

  3. company career opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy
    Current Employee - Pharmacy

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    there are many career opportunities and growth within the corporate as long as you are driven to learn and grow within the company

    Cons

    it may take some 2-3 years to see that growth

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  5. Energetic, dedicated, hardworking employees earn a great living here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Merchandiser in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Field Merchandiser in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Safeway

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Security, income, great benefits, fast paced; never a dull moment!

    Cons

    Hard work, frequent "firedrills" to present exceptional conditions to visiting v.i.p.s, but hey, that's part of the thrill of the job!

    Advice to Management

    NA

  6. Helpful (1)

    Booth Clerk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeway part-time (less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    All of my coworkers are really friendly and helpful and management at my store is responsive whenever I bring something to them.

    Cons

    It's extremely stressful at times and the pay is really not worth it. We're responsible for all of the cash in the store and yet we make the same as a courtesy clerk. And don't even get me started on all the extra work management piles on you simply because they don't want to do it themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a a fairer pay scale - the people with access to tens of thousands of dollars shouldn't be making a pittance. We have a huge amount of responsibility and should be paid accordingly.

  7. A blessing love my boss

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Clerk in Aurora, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Head Clerk in Aurora, CO (US)

    I have been working at Safeway

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good people. Good benefits love it

    Cons

    open 365, 7 days a week basically

    Advice to Management

    look into letting employees be off on holidays

  8. It's going great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Santa Rosa, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Santa Rosa, CA (US)

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Getting along with co workers.

    Cons

    I'm new haven't experienced any yet.

    Advice to Management

    OK.

  9. Good job for young and inexperienced workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Thousand Oaks, CA (US)

    I worked at Safeway part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good training program
    no experience required
    opportunities to move up in job duties
    variety of tasks available

    Cons

    the union is often restrictive
    employees seem at odds with amangement sometimes
    there is often difficulty getting tiem off around big holidays

    Advice to Management

    dont be so quick to accuse employees of wrongdoing
    more fairness with time off

  10. Helpful (1)

    AWESOME!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeway

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, location across Stoneridge mall

    Cons

    The merger with Albertsons, the cafe could have better food

  11. It was a mixed experience working at Safeway.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Safeway up into the announcement of the sales, Safeway was a very life balanced company in my function.

    Cons

    The company is so divided on strategies, the only way forward was to sell the company.

    Advice to Management

    Create a focused strategy based on key consumers.

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