Headquarters Pleasanton, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1915
Type Company - Public (SWY)
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Kroger, SUPERVALU, Walmart

Safeway is proud to serve neighborhoods across the country with the freshest groceries at a great value. We offer innovative products and programs that seek to improve consumers’ health and quality of life. The employees that make this possible are the heart of our company, and they are an essential part of our strong heritage and clear vision for the future. We are proud to offer products and programs that seek to improve shoppers’ quality of life, such as our innovative pharmacies and brands like Eating Right® and O Organics®. We currently own over 1,400 stores, in... More

Safeway – Why Work For Us?

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Our employees are the foundation of our success – they are the heart of what we do.  By developing a personalized career, fostering a healthy lifestyle, and participating in a culture of innovation, our employees impact the lives of our shoppers and improve the communities we serve. Our retail, division, and corporate teams make the most of their careers with benefits that build better lives.

Personal and Professional Development:

Strong tradition of growth from within is a product of our commitment to developing our employees’ careers. We offer career path assistance to develop emerging leaders, tuition reimbursement, and myriad opportunities to learn on the job and succeed.

Resources for a Winning Lifestyle:

We focus on you – your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. At Safeway, we believe life is about balance and making the most of it. We’re dedicated to providing you the programs and resources that contribute to a balanced, healthy lifestyle. We offer a nationally recognized healthcare program, a positive and diverse working environment that encourages teamwork and builds respect for each other’s opinions, and a Chief Medical Officer who leads a team dedicated to promoting a healthy mind, body and spirit for all employees. In 2012, Safeway was awarded the Best Employer for a Healthy Lifestyle.

Lead a Innovative Industry:

At Safeway, we believe new ideas come to life every day. We encourage our employees to participate and lead the development of ideas that seek to improve people’s quality of life. From the beginning, we set out to introduce innovative products and offerings that make life easy so you can enjoy it. Our teams developed state-of-the-art wellness rooms, award winning brands such as Eating Right® and O Organics®, and Just4U, our digital platform that revolutionized the shopping experience. We foster collaboration and team work so you can succeed in bringing new ideas to life.

Making a Difference in our Communities:

At Safeway, we’re committed to improving the communities we serve. We work closely with local growers to deliver the freshest food, decrease our carbon footprint, create zero waste facilities, reduce our packaging, and volunteer our time to important causes. Since 2001, The Safeway Foundation has raised more than $1 billion causes such as cancer research, people with disabilities, education, and hunger relief.

 We’ve been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2013, a Fortune Most Admired Company, a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer, a World’s Most Admired Companies for 2012, and garnered high ratings from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for practices pertinent to Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees. In addition, Safeway has received the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employers Support Freedom Award, the nation’s highest honor for employers of National Guard and Reserve members.

 Whether you’re just beginning your career or are in the market for a new opportunity, the possibilities are endless at Safeway.  Come build a better quality of life with us and apply at safeway.com/careers to join our team!

Working at Safeway

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Employees say it's “OK”   1,103 ratings


46% Approve of the CEO   147 ratings

Safeway CEO Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards


I worked as a courtesy clerk, checker, and produce manager for safeway.

  Former Produce Manager in Greeley, CO

Pros: Fantastic customer service, great management, flexible scheduling. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA Aug 2014 Reviewed 6 days ago New

Interview Details – Interview process was pretty easy! They mostly just ask you basic questions about yourself and your job experience in customer service (if you have any). They also ask questions about what you would do in certain situations. After the interview, they will administer the drug test. If you pass, then…Full Interview

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If a customer wanted to buy a cake, what other 3 items would you recommend them to get with it? View Answer

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Safeway Awards & Accolades

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Top 50 Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
National Top 50 Green Companies, Green Power Partnership, 2010
National Top 50 Green Companies, Green Power Partnership, 2012
Top 100 Public, Private and Nonprofit Employers in Philadelphia, Philly.com, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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