Safeway Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. my experince is moderate

    • 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

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

    Pros

    We get alot of benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes we have extreme amounts of work

    Advice to Management

    Good job

  2. Procurement role

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

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Love the culture and people especially in Procurement. We have all the tools and team to support each category lead/manager be successful.

    Cons

    due to acquisition of Albertson, Safeway Procurement is not being de-centralize and that made us lose a lot of good people

  3. Ups and downs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Meat Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good enough pay to live comfortably if you show drive and initiative. As you continue to work the ladder, you network with a lot of interesting people. The employees are almost all good people and you form bonds inside and outside of work.

    Cons

    The work/life balance continues to get worse and worse the more you try to move up. The idea of having a vacation set in stone ends up being more of a hassle than a convenience and they frequently get changed and mischeduled as they are consistently short staffed and underscheduled.

    Advice to Management

    Take yourselves a little less seriously and ease up. Bite the bullet and hire more people and give your employees what they actually need.

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  5. Hard work, not so hard work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Beaverton, OR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced at times, with enough lulls to provide time to clean.
    Nice customers, clean work environment.
    Very safety oriented.
    Enough hours if needed.

    Cons

    Too many hours at times for a college kid, but I make do.
    Very corporate.
    Some slackers on the job.
    Raises are few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better career opportunities, and supply the necessary materials when hiring a person. Put people where they should be - meticulous employees should be cleaning the store, not working in the deli.

  6. I Feel Safe at Safeway

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Trans* Inclusive as a company (LGBTQ+ friendly)
    Discount on Safeway brand groceries on top of club card savings!
    Great benefits through the union
    SCEA benefits also great
    Payroll deduction on Shoes for Crews items

    Cons

    It consumes your life, even if you only work part-time
    Balance of employees/hours not always great
    They say that they are flexible around other jobs/etc., but at times are not very flexible at all, and can be very demanding regarding your time
    No one knows how to use the pin pads, even some of the employees
    Management does not receive transgender sensitivity training (so while accepting and nice, are not very empathetic regarding certain levels of transgender employees)

    Advice to Management

    Transgender Sensitivity Training should be a requirement for Management and PICs, optional for other employees. Really cannot emphasis that enough!

  7. Analyst

    • 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 full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Was a good work / life balance. Friendly Coworkers. Very reasonable hours.

    Cons

    Merger has caused difficulties for all involved. People are not happy with how the company's values are shifting.

    Advice to Management

    It would be useful to have a successful merger of the two corporate cultures.

  8. Until the merger, job was decent, now it is not very good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Information Systems Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent wages, decent work environment, used to have good job security until merger.

    Cons

    Benefits have gone down hill steadily over the past 5-10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Probably too late as merger has affected anyone with long term goals, but hold on to your knowledge base.

  9. i can stack cans really neat good.i got muscles for pushing carts

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    i wanna work there because they sell things for really good prices and the employes are really nice.

    Cons

    there is nothing bad about safeway

  10. pharmacy intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeway

    Pros

    great staff, lots of clinical work

    Cons

    meeting quota, not enough room to move up

  11. its good timegoes fast willing gets better

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeway

    Pros

    benefits,friendly stuff,team group,yummm hello

    Cons

    toomuch work ok but sometimes hello and bye

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