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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Safeway

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

secure job, had a great boss

Cons

limited growth depending on the district, union dues

Advice to Management

share the wealth

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  1. Only if you have no other choice

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They're always hiring (high turnover) and aren't too selective. Union's benefit plan is surprisingly good. Their are some nice people there.

    Cons

    Awful pay, lots of nasty people in positions of power. The work is crappy and thankless. Worst though is management; they are completely incompetent at every level. Corporate has strict safety and performance guidelines that local wants nothing to do with, and every different manager has a different opinion on the "right" way to do something. Store is permanently understaffed but employees are blamed when impossible workloads are not met. Those who care about doing a good job are run ragged while others underperform or screw up. Management does not have resources or power to get to bottom of problems and they go consistently unsolved.

    Advice to Management

    I'd say fire yourselves and let someone else try, but you did that and it didn't work. On the large scale, corporate needs to realize all it's rules and guidelines are completely ignored by the local branch and reconcile. On the small scale, the best thing you can do is training. My training was 6 hours in front of a computer listening to the history of Safeway; then I was expected to know how to bag, help customers, etc. New hires should shadow someone who knows what they're doing for a good week before being let loose on their own. More employees might also help.


  2. The best dead-end job you can have.

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    Current Employee - Checker in Del Rey Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Checker in Del Rey Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Safeway part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good health benefits, easy advancement, okay pay, works around hours.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, managers often try to guilt trip you, brainwashing, can get stuck, treated poorly.


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