Safeway

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Safeway Inc.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

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

Pros

The company pays very good for anyone that has experience in their field.

Cons

The company tends to change your job description.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

1249 Other Employee Reviews for Safeway (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Frustrating. It should be profit/sales focused

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Good employees who try their best.

    Cons

    Overabundance of management levels and over-focusing on "what the customer wants". News for you all...you're wrong!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those if you in Ca.need to step into the REAL customer's shoes rather than the "secret shopper's!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Only work here because it looks better on a resume than fast food.

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    Current Employee - Checker in Burke, VA
    Current Employee - Checker in Burke, VA

    I have been working at Safeway part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It looks better on a resume than fast food. Not much else.

    Cons

    Poor management, highly disorganized scheduling and uneven workloads; supposedly union yet it makes no difference; many rude, self entitling customers to pacify.

    For $7.60 an hour, I ring up purchases, load them in carts, listen to peoples problems, have intense anger directed at me, have sick people cough at me, deal with coupons, hawk whatever corporate promotions are going on, not have a schedule ready until the day it starts, having said schedule changed mid-shift and not being told about it, being told to smile when an inspector or secret shopper may be in the store.

    It's not as bad as my last job, though.

    I've worked long hours without breaks, and all my supervisor said was "I haven't had a break, either."

    Well, he got paid much more to not take his break. When I have to wait 4 hours to get some water or eat something or pee, it's going to make doing my already stressed job that much harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees a priority. We aren't asking for much. Breaks given on time. Meal periods if we work more than 6 or so hours. Having a schedule ready at least a few days before it starts, and not change it without notifying the employee ahead of time, especially since the schedule changes so drastically with week to week. (eg. working mornings one week, evenings the next, or hours fluctuating from 20-45 weekly.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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