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Eh.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Contractor - PPS in Pleasanton, CA
Current Contractor - PPS in Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Safeway as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

Pros

- Good benefits
- Supportive of volunteer work.

Cons

- Hard to get in (twss)
- Competitive environment
- You have to know people to move up rather than based on your exp.

Advice to Management

Golden rule.

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  1. Safeway is a very frustrating company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Vancouver, WA

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

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

    Pros

    You can train in multiple departments of the store for variety and increased hours.

    Cons

    I've been working for 2.5 years and still make minimum wage because I've been waiting for the union contract to renew. I have had several scheduled wage increases that have not appeared on my paycheck because minimum wage increased above several years' worth of wage increases. All that to say, you get raises in tiny incremental amounts. If minimum wage increases with the cost of living as it should, you will still be making minimum wage for years. Also, they will do their very best to schedule you with less than 20 hours per week so that you will not qualify for health insurance. The more employees they have working without health insurance, the better they sit financially.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as real people who need scheduled hours so they can feed their families instead of disposable pawns.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!

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