Safeway Canada Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Safeway Canada President and COO Chuck Mulvenna
Chuck Mulvenna
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Pros
  • They provide a decent salary and benefits (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)

  • Management employs many associates so that everyone is part time and does not get any benefits/insurance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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  5. Cashier

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    Former Employee - Checker in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Checker in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and good management .

    Cons

    Tiring, wired shifts and a lil too much carrying

    Advice to Management

    Get to know workers better understand their needs.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Working for Safeway

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeway Canada

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

    Pros

    Great Opportunity to a good wage if your re-entering the workforce ...student planning to go to university...This Company so far what i have witnessed through my 5 years of employment, Opportunities are endless to the hardworking individuals who demonstrates a sincere loyalty to customer service and pride in store policies.

    Cons

    I must say this is only my view at store level and what my own eyes and ears have told me in my store environment . I do not intend to be taken as an expert in business, my opinion is soley based on common sense and i don't get it.
    Not all stores have proper Management in place. I have seen many hard working people pushed out of this company because they are a threat to the long term circle of senior employees within certain Districts in Calgary with way to much power to destroy good peoples lives and no consequences for their actions. I will never understand how one person with no credentials can be placed in a store and called "Acting Manager" and make life altering decisions on employees. There is something wrong with this or is it just me?

    Advice to Management

    No one individual with no credentials or experience should be in control of peoples lives. This is pretty reckless from my angle.

  7. cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway Canada part-time

    Pros

    If you wee a good worker with a good work ethic, management would give you trust and freedom within the work environment. I enjoyed working for the management team at the Oak Bay store and thought the employees and coworkers were friendly with good attitudes.

    Cons

    I was hired after Safeway began buying out those employees on the old contract, which ultimately meant lower wages and less guaranteed hours with no benefits. Also because you are part of a worker's union some money came off every cheque to go towards dues.

    Advice to Management

    It was always conveyed by the management that performance was important, but outside of that as long as you showed up for your shift and worked hard, their approach was for the most part friendly and laid back. A nice working environment provided in that regard.

  8. Emotionally Crushing

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    Former Employee - Meat Manager in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Meat Manager in Langley, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Safeway Canada (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    First pick at any meat cut that day

    Cons

    - Overworked
    - Under staffed
    - Unreal expectations
    - SO much negativity with staff
    - sacrifice customer focus for unrealistic demands in work expectation
    - had to cut corners just to meet checklist requirements

    Advice to Management

    More focus on customer service
    less demands on staff
    realistic staffing expectations

  9. A lot of standing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Safeway Canada

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

    Pros

    schedule flexibility, coworkers were nice,

    Cons

    monotonous, being tall is not easy on your back

    Advice to Management

    More chairs would be nice!

  10. It was good, but because of terrible management, my experience wasn't the greatest.

    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Dauphin, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Dauphin, MB (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    union job, good hours, fair pay, you have rights

    Cons

    bad management, understaffed, trouble with time off

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to management choices as well as making sure all your departments are well staffed so it doesn't put increased stress on other employee's backs.

  11. Seniority is matter

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in White Rock, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in White Rock, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Safeway Canada

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

    Pros

    always got better opportunity in working hours

    Cons

    if you got less seniority, you always got less either hours and benefits and no matter how good on your quality of work

    Advice to Management

    need to review the staff performance according to the quality of work and staff outcome than seniority

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