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Safeway Reviews in Washington, DC

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Pros
  • Safeway is one of the very few companies that gives you work / life balance which is rare these days (in 42 reviews)

  • Nice people, they promote from within, offer good benefits for mgmt (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is below most retail mgmt, requires ALL of your time no work life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Upper management was unrealistic at times in their expectations given labor models (in 46 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sometimes confusing and humiliating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Washington, DC

    Pros

    other employees are nice and sometimes helpful

    Cons

    management is confused and not communicating clearly. they don't know if they want speed or customer service. need more training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train the management. educate on customer service to other employees. stop being so anal about speed. can't have both speed and customer service. tell management to stop belitting employees in front of customers. fix the equipment in the store and get the rest of the employees to do their job so that customers don't have to wait and wait in line because of wrong pricing or equipment that keeps breaking down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Poor District Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Received a pay check every week.

    Cons

    District Manager had no personality, it's all about who you know. Poor training. Two faced environment. Impossible bonus structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a good training program, teach district managers to be equal with managers. Far too many audits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    No longer a career opportunity... just another job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Clerk  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Safeway employees enjoy a really great benefits package, once deemed eligible (presently 18 months for some benefits, 36 months for others).

    Cons

    Employees are told they will be fired if they violate certain policies, but when customers complain, managers break the policy, making employees look like they don't know what they're doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your front line employees, and a terminable offense for a clerk needs to be the same for management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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