Safeway

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Great place to work if you enjoy corporate bureaucracy

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Current Employee - Food Clerk  in  Coeur d'Alene, ID
Current Employee - Food Clerk in Coeur d'Alene, ID

Pros

Great benefits, great co-workers, ability to move up if you're the corporate type, good job if you prefer part-time work, customer-focused culture, highly ethical corporate values.

Cons

Limited work/life balance due to the nature of the business, can be very stressful at times, highly repetitive work, physically demanding work, investment in employees and hours can be very lean at various times during the year.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Eliminate wasteful spending on promotional materials, paper use and analyze the business need of many positions, such as VPs, DMs and merchandisers.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sometimes fun, not given tools to succeed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Love most of my employees
    Some store managers are awesome and are great resources.

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the day to do everything
    Unrealistic goals
    Changing bonus goals/ structure right before the year is over
    New contract employees recieve minimum wage until they reach a million hours and then they get a 25 cent raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with all the programs and audits and concentrate on giving employees more money. Most are great employees that will go elsewhere to make a living. Stop with all these audits, we're in the business to sell groceries, aren't we???

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Safeway / Pleasanton

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

    Pros

    Work for a Fortune 50 Company
    Room for career growth
    Perfect launching pad to work for the vendor community i.e. Kraft, Clorox, Kelloggs, Del Monte, P & G, Conagra, etc...

    Excellent benefits
    401k
    Superb campus spread out through several buidlings

    Cons

    Low on the pay scale within the industry

    Merit raises happened very infrequenty even though performance objectives above target

    Bonuses are often not allocated due to non-profitability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper level executive team should look at how they want to keep their great talent. Pay them what they are worth. It's unfortunate that so many employees leave each month due to non-untilization of the curren skill set.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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