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Old ways at the corporate level not working

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - FP&A in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - FP&A in Pleasanton, CA

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

Pros

There is a nice gym for employees and their spouses.

Cons

I 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 ManagementAdvice

Cut 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".

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Sad to see a once family friendly company in this state

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Danville, CA
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Danville, CA

    I have been working at Safeway part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good starting pay, lots of different positions to move to in the company, future employers like to see the experience.great stock investment plan.

    Cons

    Alot of times the managers are people who have never worked as a cashier and are rude to you as a result.Hours are a nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you need to focus more on hiring from within, and make hr more readily available.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay while going to school

    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Worked around school schedule well.

    Cons

    Too much work to do with too little time.
    Unrealistic and annoying customer service "attributes."
    Dress code that makes more difficult than it should be.
    Forced to pester employees for donations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not the 1950's, people don't want to be thanked by last name and don't expect grocery clerks to be wearing button up shirt and ties.

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