Safeway
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www.safeway.com Pleasanton, CA 5000+ Employees

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Old ways at the corporate level not working

FP&A (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

ProsThere is a nice gym for employees and their spouses.

ConsI have never been in a company that had so many layers of VP's. It is beyond ridiculous. For a company that is embedded in the Bay Area, their management style is so un-dynamic and so un-progressive. The "old" mentality of "do as I say, not as I do" is alive and well here. They don't retain talent here because they harbor a sense of mediocrity. It's unfortunate, because I actually enjoy shopping at Safeway, it's just the management level that is failing deeply.

Advice to Senior ManagementCut some of the overhead and reduce the levels of VP's. Business is tough, but offer some perks to employees that don't cost anything. Jeans every Friday (not just because you donate to a charity that is being pushed on you). It's 2012, it's ok if some "salaried" employees work from home on occasion (and that does not mean every Friday, but when it is reasonable). You could really turn this company around, but you need to look in the mirror and be able to say, "we need to change".

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you like doing the work of 5 people then this is the job for you!

    Head Clerk/GM Manager (Former Employee)
    Aurora, CO

    I worked at Safeway full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: You meet so many people , and the longer your there the more… Cons: Well unless you like to kiss butt and do the jobs of 5 people and still get told your not doing enough. I held two… Advice to Senior Management: You really need to stand behind your Management people instead of firing them for things that are meaningless to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Good job while in school, if that.

    All Purpose Clerk (Former Employee)
    Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Safeway part-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: After 2-3 years, you start getting seniority and do not have to work the closing shifts. If you are… Cons: Management absolutely does not care about you. To them, you are just a number and they will treat you how ever they deem necessary to… Advice to Senior Management: Treat your cashiers with respect. Front End is supposedly the most important area of the store because… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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