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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Burns, OR
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Burns, OR

I worked at Safeway full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

great advancement opportunities, potential to make 6 figures with a bonus as a manager, excellent benefits if you work for a non union store, union stores do not offer as much and the whole benefit package is different

Cons

very stressful, high demands, very "corporate" and all about policy, no grey, all black or white, they say that they are family oriented but when you are salary as a manager or assistant it seems like you can't be sick and your always on call, you cant even shop in the store on your own time without being asked tons of questions so you pretty much have to shop else where

Advice to ManagementAdvice

watch everything you do and follow policy to the tee! Safeway is big on policy which is a good thing but sometimes things are grey, not always black or white but sometimes policy is set aside which can be a bad thing, not always as consistant when it comes to some policies like WIC violations

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Safeway part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The work was relatively easy and you weren't in charge of others. There is always something to do and it provides a great way to exercise because it is labor intense.

    Cons

    The job was hard work, especially placing the go back items on the shelves and retrieving the carts. Lines are long sometimes and customers will complain because of the wait. Taking out the trash can get very messy at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Horrible treatment on Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Safeway full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was great compared to my previous employment
    Great relationship with the other General Managers in our District, sharing people and trading product or advice when needed

    Cons

    Upper Management treatment was horrible, there was always aa fear factor when they were coming and they would nit pick everything. I never heard a positive thing from any of them
    Long Hours
    No days off
    Catering to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat your people, We have lives and families but perhaps you do not care about that. If you aren't a "YES MAN" then you will go nowhere with this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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