Safeway

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Decent place to work but very bureaucratic and politcal

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA

Pros

People are generally friendly and capable. Work hours are okay. Very nice gym. Employment is stable.

Cons

There are too many layers of management who often tend to manage up rather than develop and look out for their team. The environment is very political and people like to protect their turf. Most operations focus on short-term objectives. Terrible health benefits and pay tends to be on the low end. Very old school in the way the company is run, reflected by the formal dress code of shirts and ties. Employees are rewarded by getting the occasional opportunity to go casual!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Restructure to take out layers of management. From the top down, build in objectives to invest in, develop and mentor their teams and create 360 degree reviews. Develop a culture that is faster moving and innovative - take some cues from the high tech sector.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Safeway

  1.  

    its ok i guess

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Tucson, AZ

    Pros

    great benefits. low pay for as long for someone being there for more then 6 years.

    Cons

    low pay for as long for someone being there for more then 6 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Clerk
    Former Employee - Customer Service Clerk

    Pros

    I really liked the people i worked with and management was always very helpful. I also thought there were many chances to move up.

    Cons

    Salaries were very low in comparison to other companies and if you don't like working directly in the stores, this isn't the job for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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