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Safeway Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
1,314 Reviews
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1,314 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Safeway is one of the very few companies that gives you work / life balance which is rare these days (in 47 reviews)

  • Good benefits, strong union, nearly impossible to get fired (in 47 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is really off considering your schedule changes drastically every week (in 38 reviews)

  • Upper management was unrealistic at times in their expectations given labor models (in 56 reviews)

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  1.  

    Full of changes

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    Current Employee - LP Investigator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - LP Investigator in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Safeway

    Pros

    Hands off and not milo to managed

    Cons

    Communication was lacking sometimes within department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Safeway is the safe way to make an honest wage

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Clerk in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Food Clerk in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Although many of my peers could not believe that I would work for a grocery store, I found the experience to be liberating on many levels.

    Cons

    Some of my coworkers were unscrupulous thieves, but that's to be expected in this sort of economic environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Driver

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time Driver in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Full Time Driver in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay with raise every quarter

    Cons

    Need to upgrade the material and too much red tapes. Been working with the same old truck that are sometimes unsafe and need maintenance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are a driver then you would driver for your all life there pretty much no promotion that's just not fair for anyone who wants a career.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Safeway is great company that encourages their employees to grow in the career and in life.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The customs are great. The work staff has a great sense of teamwork.

    Cons

    The amount of hours is not enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show a little compassion about their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    30+ years with company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Secure job with average benefits.

    Cons

    Hires store management from outside sources (other business types and no experience military) and gives them better stores than seasoned managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within fairly and stop hiring outside middle management with no experience and paying them higher wages than seasoned employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    What does it take?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time Food Clerk in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Full Time Food Clerk in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Safeway

    Pros

    I've worked foe Safeway for 30 years. The pay is decent and the benefits are quite good. My co-workers are great. I get plenty of vacation and getting certain days off is usually very easy.

    Cons

    Constantly barraged with soliciting charitable donations. This irritates many customers. Also, the company's new "customer service" policies are designed to force employees to drive sales rather than be courteous and helpful to the customers. Job recognition or positive feedback of any kind is non-existant. Rather, our jobs are threatened if we are not perfect on secret shopper reports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide ANY positive feedback!! Stop forcing us to hard-sell ad items to customers. Allow us to be courteous and friendly, and helpful to the people. We've got to stop losing good, friendly, popular employees because some secret shopper says we missed on some vaguely worded attribute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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