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Safeway Reviews in Portland, OR

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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Safeway CEO Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards

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31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Loved working for them, started as cart clerk, within 1.5 yrs was mgr. of the floral dept!!

    FTD Floral Manager (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsThe company was always great to me, they supported me and pushed me hard through the ranks. They saw my potential and stood behind me and was always helping me to get the training I needed to accomplish what I needed to do. The management put me into all areas of the store I was interested in working in and let me test out if I liked it and if I was good at them. Keep in mind I was a VERY good people person and had already proven to be a hard worker and had passed the customer service tests over and over with 10's and positive comments so there was nothing to be lost by trying to elevate me to a higher position. People in the store naturally listened and followed me anyways. When I tried the floral department I immediately showed a talent of arranging flowers and had an eye for design, so they had the FTD florist train me as their "helper" I worked there for about 6 mths and was moved to another store close by part time as an assistant manager by the regional rep. and stayed part-time at my original store the rest of the time. Two months later I was managing my own store. There are very few companies that treat their employees that well and give them those types of opportunities that fast!! I will always be thankful for that, i would not have ever left except that I started my family. I also had excellent benefits!!!

    ConsI did not like that some positions required being part of a union. I had nothing but bad experiences with the union!! Some loved the union, but they screwed me over a few times and I was happy that as a mgr. I did not have to be in it anymore! The pay was also not as much as I thought it should be, there were many others that were making more in the store, and I know other florists at other companies that were making much more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would raise pay and regulate hours better for those not in control.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to work, for the most part

    Deli Clerk (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    Prosno issues with getting paied

    Constoo focused on larger profit margins at the expense of workers

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    Not a bad segway

    Second Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
    Hillsboro, OR

    ProsFlexible hours are the best reason to work here. You can take time off in the middle of the week, work nights or just work weekends if you have school

    ConsUnreliable hours and scheduling for employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees better. Too many times customers can treat employees the way they want and management will not back them up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overworked, underpaid, unorganized and rude customers

    Fuel Station Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
    Beaverton, OR

    ProsI liked my coworkers, stable employment, flexible schedule in my department.

    ConsWhile my coworkers where all good people the majority lacked work ethics and common sense. The pay scale is terrible for lower level employees so if you can't move up to a better position you are stuck making barely above min. wage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the guys lower down and balance the work load. These are the people working the hardest and often the ones who will be representing your company to the general public. If you tale care of them it will only have a positive overall impact on the overall business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stock Clerk (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    Prospay,cookies,health insurance, discount also other co workers were nice

    Conshard to get in to company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lies Lies and more Lies

    Meat Cutter (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsIts a job like all jobs nothing special here. You are just another one of the heard

    ConsVery little upward movement. Low wages. They will lie about how much the union is aloud to pay you if you have never been part of the union no matter how many years you have been in the field.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employee before you loss the ones that care to work hard.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard work gets you no where

    Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsI had a great manager so it was better than average

    ConsFor the work I did, I did not deserve minimum wage. I worked extremely hard and took pride in my work but I never was able to move up or get a wage. Everyone looks down on courtesy clerks too. I worked the hardest and always had a smile on my face yet there was no where to go. I felt trapped and under paid for the work I did.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBig on safety and it does show. I had a great manager, some coworkers did not.. so the experience people have had with Safeway depended on their manager and the culture THEY created.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hard work

    Order Selector (Current Employee)
    Clackamas, OR

    ProsGreat pay and great benefits

    ConsWork weekends and nights always

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's okay

    Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, WA

    ProsGood experience for students wanting to become pharmacists.
    Generally no super late nights or early mornings.
    Good pay.

    ConsExpected to work at the drop of a hat. Especially when working as part of relief staff.
    Feels understaffed a lot of the time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I stocked shelves, ordered product, and operated the cash register

    Checker (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsI liked my coworkers but that is about all I can think of for pros

    Conslabor budget constantly slashed so that it was impossible to get the job done properly and and safely

    Advice to Senior Managementtry being an undercover boss for a week and maybe you will understand

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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