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No longer a career opportunity... just another job

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Food Clerk in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Food Clerk in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Safeway employees enjoy a really great benefits package, once deemed eligible (presently 18 months for some benefits, 36 months for others).

Cons

Employees are told they will be fired if they violate certain policies, but when customers complain, managers break the policy, making employees look like they don't know what they're doing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your front line employees, and a terminable offense for a clerk needs to be the same for management

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Its a Job

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Cashier in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    I am just a high school kid, and it's nice to not have a whole lot of responsibility. The managers understand that I am going to mess around.

    Cons

    Corporate is getting much tougher on its regs. I am required to do some goofy stuff, like wave people into my line and recite ordered lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please let each employee have their own style.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    As good as you make it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Safeway full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with different people. Learning the ins and outs of running a business. Learning how things work in the corporate world. It's physical work to help you stay somewhat in shape. Learning different computer technologies.

    Cons

    Once you become management at Safeway it is expected to be your entire life. Expect to work 6 days or more a week. Expect to work 12 hours or more a day. Expect to get yelled at if you do all those things and something doesn't go right. Expect to deal with contradictions daily. I've worked a 12 hour day and was told I do too much, worked an 11 hour day and was told I do too little. If you want to be management be 25 and under with no children, because you won't see your family much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some new blood in there. New ideas, more well thought ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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