Safeway Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good especially for those with families (in 47 reviews)

  • Good benefits to long term employees (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance does not exist at store level (in 38 reviews)

  • Some of upper management have a few things to learn about managing people (in 56 reviews)

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  1. Safeway

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Liquor Manager in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Liquor Manager in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Safeway (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fast paced
    Friendly people
    All the hours you can take

    Cons

    Draining
    Management is terrible
    No incentives


  2. okay

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

    I have been working at Safeway part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benifits, good pay, can have flexible hours, good job for someone going to school. Room to move up if you want.

    Cons

    Can have inconsistent hours and days off. Takes forever to become full time. Cooperate doesn't care about anything but the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule employees days off together, this will give them time to relax and have a life and make them happier which creates better customer service.


  3. Okay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits for the job

    Cons

    Poor management. Need to take care of their employees better

    Advice to Management

    Communication


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  5. Ok if looking for hours

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The schedule is always different each week but they are flexible. Always get hours and sometimes get called in if I'm available.

    Cons

    It can be very fast paced and stressful. The joining with Albertson's has not been smooth and many managers aren't used to their way of getting things done.


  6. Trade-offs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeway

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to get the job

    Cons

    Low pay; poor benefits; unstable working environment


  7. Assistant Store Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Loads of experience in a fast paced business. Their management training program is well-respected.

    Cons

    The grocery industry doesn't necessarily have a bright future. Not fair compensation for the amount of hours put in.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more. Yes, the grocery business is about customers being happy and satisfied, but with unhappy employees, it doesn't allow the business to run as smoothly.


  8. Marketing Analyst

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

    I have been working at Safeway

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life balance and collaborative,

    Cons

    Need more challenging projects to keep employees excited


  9. Organization in Transition

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Recently acquired by Albertsons and is poised for growth as a larger organization.

    Cons

    Working through integration of systems, processes and culture will take time.


  10. Various

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pretty good with schedule, different areas to work in, not bored because it is fast paced, and generally, depending on store, co workers and management is nice

    Cons

    The pay is very low. After two years i make a little above nine an hour. The way things work is frustrating also.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the rules. Don't do what you want even if you shouldn't.


  11. Helpful (1)

    A good place to work for a short time. For courtesy clerk anyway

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Kent, WA

    I have been working at Safeway part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    A nice place to work for a SHORT TIME. With very nice employees. And nice customers. After 90 days you can get health care. if you work more then 20 hours a week.

    Cons

    The work of a courtesy clerk is hard. The schedule is never the same 2 weeks in a row. You might work mornings 1 day and nights the next. And courtesy never get raises. Im not joking you can work at safeway for 10 years and make the same pay as a new hire.

    Advice to Management

    If an employee has served the company for years give them a raise. 10 cents above minimum is a joke and im not laughing.



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