Safeway Canada Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Safeway Canada President and COO Chuck Mulvenna
Chuck Mulvenna
39 Ratings

Pros
  • salary and benefits, great people who work very hard at store level (in 4 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, many different departments to try new things (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • No full-time oppurtunies unless your management (in 5 reviews)

  • They only hire on a part-time basis (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    customer service

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Houston, TX

    I worked at Safeway Canada (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different locations to work at college tution rembiursemebt for certain classes. Good co workers for the most part, Employee discount at times

    Cons

    There should be a lot more positive feedback instead of negative so much. Employee uniforms are pretty non flattering lot of micro managing

    Advice to Management

    Please consider not talking down to lower level employees and be more respectful of peoples feelings and circumstances. Treatment of employees need to be better


  2. Night Stocker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway Canada

    Pros

    Interesting experince, no interaction with people

    Cons

    Work night shifts, bad sleeping cycles


  3. I worked for them as a order selector in the warehouse

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway Canada

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

    Pros

    you are just talking to the talk man everyday throughout your shift,

    Cons

    management push workers to their limit management follow and spy on workers whether they are working or no talking is prohibited


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  5. okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    The flexible schedule is nice, especially if like me you are a student and need to be able to work the schedule around classes.

    Cons

    This place is okay to work for in the short term. i would not recommend making working here a permanent career choice as there is little to no room for advancement.


  6. great job overall

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Port Coquitlam, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Port Coquitlam, BC (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay for a newbie, fun experience, friendly staff, learn alot of stuff

    Cons

    tiring, not given enough breaks, no discounts for employees, cant choose hours


  7. Nice Place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Safeway Canada

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get a lot of training. Almost 20 hours. Everyone is pretty nice but busy busy all the time.

    Cons

    The people that have worked there for a long time are pretty boss and not too nice.

    Advice to Management

    Please be available for questions or have more shift supervisors to help.


  8. Grocery clerk

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    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Safeway Canada (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The co-workers are nice good people

    Cons

    Too few staff- always rush rush rush

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees a lot nicer than you do


  9. Helpful (1)

    Decent place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bakery Associate in New Westminster, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Bakery Associate in New Westminster, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Safeway Canada (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Easy work No previous experience required Friendly work atmosphere Safeway employee association discounts (I never used any though)

    Cons

    Schedule varies from week to week No store discounts on merchandise (not even for my manager) Union takes too much money ($10 every week)

    Advice to Management

    employees should get some discounts on merchandise Some consistency in schedule would be really nice Get rid of the union because no one likes it


  10. meat manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeway Canada

    Pros

    good pay until the end on the current contract

    Cons

    sobey has taken over, job losses, poor communication with head office


  11. Pharmacy assistant- safeway rule overboard

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Tech in Camrose, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Tech in Camrose, AB (Canada)

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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easily to find a job in any city you get paid at same times

    Cons

    Too many regulations safeway only cares about money and not employees

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up



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