Safeway

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Developer in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Software Developer in Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Safeway

Pros

A well known and appreciated company. You will certainly get job security, but it may come at the cost of enhancing your skills or ability to market yourself to other employers. As far a grocers go. Safeway IS an innovator, so that is good.

Cons

Little to no opportunity to enhance or expand your skills. You feel pigeonholed without much opportunity to lean new skills or do anything truly interesting. Granted Safeway is a large company and there are certainly groups within it where this will not be the case. There is a lot of politics the further up you go because upper management (and there is a lot of it) makes huge $$.

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Think younger.

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    Thank you for working at Safeway!

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    Current Employee - IT - Software Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - IT - Software Developer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Safeway

    Pros

    Offers a good work / life balance in general. Still offers a (cash balance) pension for corporate employees. Currently offers discounts on corporate brand items in the stores. Access to the excellent corporate fitness center. Free samples on Wednesdays!

    Cons

    Large organization and some "red tape" can make it difficult at times to get work done. IT Department does not seem to have clearly defined career development paths. While Safeway's compensation and benefits for IT employees may be competitive with other large retail companies, it may not compare so favorably with many of the large technology companies in near by Silicon Valley.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review IT salaries on a more regional scale and invest more in employee development.

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  2.  

    Boring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Systems Integration Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Safeway

    Pros

    Position offers "work life balance". A lot of people have great "work life balance" some might not even work 40 hours a weeks.

    Cons

    Grocery industry is not very exciting. My posisiont does not offer any excitment making it hard to be passionate about my work. Currently, as with most employers I would assume, the amosphere at Safeway is very foggy. Everyone is on their toes and a bit overwhelmed with work.

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    None

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