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Current Employee - Full Time Driver in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Full Time Driver in Washington, DC

I have been working at Safeway full-time (Less than a year)

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Decent Pay with raise every quarter

Cons

Need to upgrade the material and too much red tapes. Been working with the same old truck that are sometimes unsafe and need maintenance.

Advice to Management

If you are a driver then you would driver for your all life there pretty much no promotion that's just not fair for anyone who wants a career.

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  1. You HAVE to be friendly with management, or else.

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    Current Employee - Food Clerk in McKinleyville, CA
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in McKinleyville, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Union representation and contract spell out exactly how you are paid and benefits available. The rep will fight for you if you need them to. You can expect a raise at specific intervals. If you are on the friendly side of management you can get ahead. When you have a good manager the place is wonderful to work for.

    Cons

    You HAVE to be on friendly side of management to get past the hourly jobs. Management tries to find ways around the contract all the time. Sometimes your hours are cut to the bare minimum yet you are expected to come in at the drop of a hat because management didn't do their job by properly scheduling staff. The overall working environment is hostile, with rumors, cliques, egos and mean girl tactics running rampant at certain stores.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to fight the contract terms you have in place with the Unions. By doing this all the time it appears you really don't care about your employees, no matter how often you ask how they are doing today. Stop loading up the back end of your stores with overpaid under-trained pencil pushers. Sometimes the details need more attention, but not the ones management seems to think needs addressing. Clean bathrooms are more important than a backroom with painted floor mouldings.


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    Great for work life balance. Bad for career growth and opportunities.

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    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - IT Program Manager in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Strong work life balance and flexibility on schedules.

    Cons

    Culture does not promote people to take accountability, take risks, or to create positive change. Extremely bureaucratic and dysfunctional in the middle management layer.

    Advice to Management

    Need to reach deep through the layers and try to create a culture of openness and accountability. I have been here 5 years and seen lots of very talented people come and go (within IT) and most of them should have done well. f the company wants to retain talent and inspire and create positive change, it needs to cut fat from middle management and create a flatter organization in make sure there's transparency at all levels. Watch out for the problems with possible negative things that happen when big gaps in tenure is not managed...


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