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Good company

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Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager  in  Toms River, NJ
Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Toms River, NJ

I worked at Safeway full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Great place to gain valuable management experience.

Cons

None - Very happy, satisfying to work for such a company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work, focus on work ,life balance

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Family friendly great place to work with good benefits, but be prepared to work your fingers to the bone!

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    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk  in  Sun City West, AZ
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Sun City West, AZ

    I worked at Safeway full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Safeway employees are unionized, so working for Safeway you get excellent health care benefits that kick in after you work there for 1 yr. Safeway also has a pretty good 401(k) program that kicks in after a year. Their support structure for working with employees to constantly improve customer service is great. They are family friendly, and will work with employees to adjust their work hours if needed because of family.

    Cons

    Safeway's personal employee evaluation process is less than stellar, and doesn't really have what you could call any structure to it. This makes it difficult to know where management wants you to improve, and to give you critical feedback. Expect Safeway to work your fingers to the bone, and to squeeze every drop of work out of you that it can, asking you to do things beyond what your job should call for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's good to make sure that your customers are finding what they need, but instructing every employee to make sure he or she stops and asks pretty much every customer he or she sees is the customer is finding what they need or needs help is overkill and is bugging the customer. Safeway customers are smart; if they need help, they'll ask for it. They don't want to be bothered constantly during their shopping experience by employees.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good first job, not much else

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    Former Employee - Produce Clerk  in  Oak Park, CA
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Oak Park, CA

    I worked at Safeway full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Thorough customer service training, good experience for a first job, opportunities for cross-training in different departments to switch things up. Large team which helps contribute to a friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Little room for growth, low salaries, most job mobility is is horizontal. The more experience you have, the more responsibility they give you but with no additional compensation, for instance, staffing you by yourself to cover an entire department when there is usually 2-3 people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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