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In a risk management position (safety supervisor) Safeway expects you to be on call all hours of the day and night,work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Risk Management Analyst II  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Risk Management Analyst II in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Safeway full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Stable paycheck every week, decent benifits, although becoming very expensive for the employee. If you like to travel, this one is for you. Safeway does present the opportunity to move laterally or up if you are qualified.

Cons

Very poor work life balance. Senior management chooses not to see the difficulties created for thier employees due to the SM's decision making. Upper management seems to generally ignore suggestions form rank and file employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start an employee sharing incentive award. Not employee owned, but certainly employee driven results. With out that, there is, and will continue to be, a complete disconnect with back stage workings.Get back to basics, customer service starts with the genuine care for the customer, after all they are the ones signing the pay checks. Quit micromanaging the stores, the str. managers know better than corporate what the local customer wants at any give time. One size does not fit all!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    In this economy a job is a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Safeway part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Weekly paychecks. Lots of really nice people at store level.

    Cons

    Corporate mentality which translates to: there are 20 people out there waiting to take your job.
    Lots of lip service about 'the heart of Safeway' but very little action.
    Part time never turns into full time.
    Health insurance expensive and not very good coverage on prescriptions. Have to use Safeway pharmacies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As if it would do any good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Safeway full-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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