Safeway

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Safeway is great company that encourages their employees to grow in the career and in life.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Washington, DC

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

Pros

The customs are great. The work staff has a great sense of teamwork.

Cons

The amount of hours is not enough.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Show a little compassion about their employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    All the typical downfalls of a company that is run for merely profit and nothing else.

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    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk

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

    Pros

    There is no shortage of work, so steady employment hours are about the best thing that can be said about this company.

    Cons

    Management cares little of what the bottom level employees are up to as long as ratings for undercover shoppers are high, along with sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps it would pay off in the long run to invest more in your daily employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager - Long Hours, Hard Work, Wasted Time

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to see the real world application of microeconomic theory - see profit and loss and what effects it and how you can make it better. Great job stability - unless you violate one of their ethical guidelines, you effectively can't be fired as a store manager. Pay is very competitive and benefits package is excellent.

    Cons

    Long hours - 50 hours minimum, 60 hours typical, 80 hours occasionally when things go wrong and/or you don't have employees. Blue collar work despite white collar job description - you WILL check and stock shelves fully 50 percent of your time, and it could be higher than that depending on your staffing situations. 'Backstage' not supportive nor focused on stores, 'help' not available and not helpful - everyone backstage is too busy telecommuting on Fridays to show up at the store, even in the middle of the week, and when they DO show up, they are more focused on documenting your failures than on helping you train and develop your team. Management focused on the wrong things - profits for shareholders instead of better experiences for the customer or higher pay for employees, and it shows when you walk through the front door. We just can't compete with other chains because we don't have the flexibility, nor the 'backstage' support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the customer and on employees, not on shareholders and consumer packaged goods companies. Stop wasting Store Manager's time - if there aren't other people in the store you can trust, you're doing it wrong. Figure out why we're in business and what we ought to do to still be in business at a high level in twenty years - then build a strategy that's focused on THAT, not making our quarterly profit plan so that senior management can cash in their stock options. Let Store Managers fire problem employees instead of shuffling them around until their career reads like the stores on a District conference call. Introduce real 'backstage' help that's really focused on making stores better for customers and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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