Safeway Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Safeway

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and great collaboration!

    Cons

    Lack of training and conflicting objectives

    Advice to Management

    Work on transparency and align company goals across all departments

  2. Safeway is great to work for, the jury is still out once the merger happens...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    There are many career opportunities at Safeway because of the size of the organization. I have been fortunate to work my way up. I like many of the people I work with and we have extensive data we can use to make decisions.

    Cons

    The number of "initiatives" we are trying to chase is endless, there are so many new programs that it causes a lot of needless work and makes selling groceries very complicated. The company does not invest in training and there is not a culture of "rewarding" employees with team building activities or time off to attend training.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify our go to market plan, stop trying to do what all of our competitors are doing and just decide on a long term strategy and stick with it, making adjustments along the way.

  3. EE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to Work to make work and personal life balance.

    Cons

    Didn't have any challenges so far .

    Advice to Management

    Become a part management team.

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  5. Supply Chain Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Safeway

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn everything about the Supply Chain and work with vendors to further advance your career.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to grow within the company. Unorganized upper management. A lot of office politics.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Company, but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Train their employees' and keep them up to date with progressive changes in industry; Promote work/life balance; Safety is huge for this company.

    Cons

    Salary is below average given the COLA in the area; work-load increases even though they are laying off their current workforce....

    Recycle management

    Advice to Management

    Incentives such as bonuses, telecommuting, etc.; Practice work/life balance theory and enforce it among depts.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Great Experience working with lots of opportunities to get promoted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Safeway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The salary was lower than other firms but I really appreciated how many opportunities they gave me to move up. If you are hard working, there is plenty of growth

    Cons

    It's a low margin business that is stuck in their old ways of doing things. Its hard to convince upper management to change their ways. But I have no doubt that it is very different now under new ownership.

  8. Safeway Corporate - Consumer Brands Cat Dev Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Safeway

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life Balance
    Personal Growth opportunities
    Ability to work autonomously

    Cons

    Complicated and lengthy product development process
    Department Politics

  9. Helpful (1)

    Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Director in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Category Director in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Safeway

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Career Advancement, Diversity Networks, Decisions made have big impacts, Data heavy and Analysis. Great Department teamwork.

    Cons

    Work hour flexibility, continued education reimbursement, lack of appreciation, anniversary presents

    Advice to Management

    Reward loyalty and hard work of employees.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Can be better...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Culture and the people make it an awesome time working here. Cross functional team work is good. Learning and expanding your experience between departments (lattice moves) are available and does help build your knowledge base.

    Cons

    Work load can be heavy. Despite several departments, there definitely is one department that is known to be the highlight above all else. Lot's of red tape that keeps one from doing their job functions. Too many chiefs causing friction which bogs down production levels and work flow processes. Despite lattice moves being an option, this can cause some backlash.

    Advice to Management

    Fully understand and dissect the job functions for each level. Over delegating and too many directives can and will cause overlaps. Information overload can prevent staff from getting the job done and or keep the focus away from the bottom line.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Challenging atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Safeway

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

    Pros

    Work life balance; private gym with state of the art equipment and group fitness classes

    Cons

    Too many management levels; archaic business systems that cannot interface with newer systems - double work!

    Advice to Management

    Spend the money to upgrade important systems so they interface with each other instead of being inefficient and using band aiding approach to get things done.

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