Safeway

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  1.  

    Booth Clerk/Bookkeeper

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway

    Pros

    Good experience. not that hard

    Cons

    customers are rude. usually left by yourself especially during peak hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more than one booth clerks

  2.  

    Safeway is strict and often times unfair. However, it is a good first job. If you can work there you can work anywhere!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Grants Pass, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Grants Pass, OR (US)

    I have been working at Safeway

    Pros

    Safeway offers flexibility with ones schedule.

    Cons

    Safeway's managers are not required to attend college to hold their management position. As a result, safeway's managers may not conduct business with as much professionalism as someone who has obtained a business degree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Only staying for pay and benefits

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

    I have been working at Safeway

    Pros

    Benefits. The pay is nice once promoted.

    Cons

    Lack of work/life balance. Hard to get back to back days off. Can't sit. Hard with arthritis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some concessions are necessary to boost employee morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ehhh it's been okay management needs to be better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Deli Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Deli Manager

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

    Pros

    Benefits. People. Vacation. It's a job.

    Cons

    Vacation time. Management. Hours. Dont pay attention to availability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to availability

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Safeway full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work. Salary was competitive and the benefit were reasonable. Health insurance twas above average. UPPer management were reasonable and listened to options of getting things accomplished

    Cons

    Did not promote to a higher position. Was not much for training and challenging a person to move up the ladder. Have to do it all on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the workers below them. Once in a while they have a good idea.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    It's a job

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

    I have been working at Safeway

    Pros

    Pros include close working relationship with management, pay is fairly competitive, decent health care plans

    Cons

    Vacation benefits are lacking, difficult to navigate the upper corporate structure, with the merger there are a lot of things in flux, so it's difficult to get anything done on a corporate level, job security is a concern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that employees are people, too. Happy employees make for good customer service scores. They wonder why customer ratings are poor - it's because employees are always overworked, understaffed, and get nothing but criticism from management - never praise for a job well done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Co-Workers not so great work

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers
    Great Work life balance

    Cons

    Very inconsistent scheduling
    Not treated very well

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Pleasanton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Pleasanton, CA (US)

    I worked at Safeway full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Provided many on-the-job experiences to build competencies, skills, and experience.

    Cons

    Company going through a merger causing changes in organizational structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for the opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    I like them

    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    They are kind but a little pushy

    Cons

    No flexibility in vacation hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think you need to be more flexible

  11.  

    Assistant Store Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safeway Second Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Safeway Second Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Working with most employees and customers to create an efficient environment. Always something to do.

    Cons

    No incentive for employees to go the extra mile. Chronically understaffed.
    Some store managers are disconnected from reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STAFF YOUR STORES PROPERLY.
    TRAIN YOUR NEW HIRES AND LONG TERM EMPLOYEES ON A REGULAR BASIS.
    Stop implementing NEW store cleaning initiatives, or give us help to achieve goals. Give us the materials to succeed and we will.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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