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It was once fun, now it seems like the expectations far exceed the support needed for success

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

You learn a lot from people that have been around for awhile. Stores in the area are clean. You learn a lot of good skills (merchandising ect...)probably mostly due to the area.

Cons

The hours in the stores keep getting reduced making it more and more difficult to do our jobs. A lot of people that hold high positions in the company shop in the stores all around HQ so if things are not perfect 24/7 pictures are taken and then shot like a cannon thru company email.

Advice to Management

Pick your battles. Perfection cannot be achieved when hours keep getting taken away from the stores. Remember that folks still come to the grocery store for one thing....groceries.

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  1. Its an ok job, but without ambition you wont move up.

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

    I have been working at Safeway part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Pay is ok if you have experience, Good for a school/job balance. Success is up to you.

    Cons

    Pay is not good at the start. 6 Months at 40 hrs a week gets you a 25 cent raise. There are some employees burning out and the union just wants your dues. It is fairly common for a lazy/incompetent employee to continue to keep their job due to the union, which kills morale.

    Advice to Management

    Some mid-level often seems out of touch with reality, and fail to motivate store level employees. Other managers are great. 360 Degree evaluations would demonstrate this.


  2. Like all retail jobs, working for Safeway is not that great.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fairbanks, AK
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fairbanks, AK

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They give you a 10% employee discount. If you really don't have any other career aspirations you can move up in the company rather quickly. When this happens, you'll do 10 times the work you used to do for twice the pay. For some, it's worth it.

    Cons

    Dealing with the general public is painful most days. Most stores are under contract with a union, which comes at the expense of new employees and the company itself.

    Advice to Management

    Consider providing leadership/organization theory training to store managers.


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