Safeway
2.8 of 5 875 reviews
www.safeway.com Pleasanton, CA 5000+ Employees

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Decent place to work but very bureaucratic and politcal

Manager (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Safeway full-time for more than a year

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

ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementRestructure 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at Safeway full-time for less than a year


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