Safeway
2.8 of 5 875 reviews
www.safeway.com Pleasanton, CA 5000+ Employees

Safeway Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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2.8 875 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

Safeway CEO Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards

(74 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
875 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Pay is good, work life balance depends on the job, located in the west for Tech jobs"
    in 29 reviews
  • "It was a job until you found a more practical position, Good benefits"
    in 31 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management was unrealistic at times in their expectations given labor models"
    in 39 reviews
  • "60 hour work week,no work life balance"
    in 16 reviews
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Safeway's a great place to work...

IT Software Migration Tech (Current Employee)
Richmond, CA

I have been working at Safeway full-time for less than a year

ProsThe people all have great attitudes. Its obvious they care about their employees & their product. I recently did some upgrades to several bay area plants. I only wish the contract had lasted longer.

ConsNone. I just wish the contract had lasted longer.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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8 years in Safeway

Department Manager (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

I worked at Safeway full-time for more than 8 years

ProsVisibility to upper management, Travel opportunities, Open door policy

ConsOn call, Shifting, Working on weekends periodically (but I was still able to maintain work-life balance)

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I love coming to this store great customer services

Deli Clerk (Former Employee)
Livermore, CA

I worked at Safeway full-time for less than a year

ProsBecause i work here before and i love the work environment

Consthey need to fix the employees hours and schedule and more flexible hours for anyone that tries to work here

Advice to Senior ManagementTo have more opportunities for anyone that want's to work here

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loved the experience of this job

Pt Xmas Staff In 1992 (Not 2010 As Stated Above) (Former Employee)
Perth, Scotland (UK)

I worked at Safeway part-time for less than a year

Prosgreat staff, polite friendly and helpful

Conscan not think of any

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Summer Job

Ice Cream Factory Worker (Former Employee)
Bellevue, WA

I worked at Safeway full-time for less than a year

ProsThe wage was surprisingly high for a factory job. Management was super nice and there was a lot of teamwork. The overall environment was really fun and everybody was nice and happy most of the time.

ConsThere were not too many cons, though work was not completely stable at the factory unless you had seniority. They hire more workers in the Summer at this particular factory. Some of the hours were extremely difficult, but that is the nature of a factory job.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you do. Maybe be more aware of the union and what their workings are in relation to new employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I liked it

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Safeway

ProsGood pay it paid really well

ConsOn your feet a lot

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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working experience

Cashier (Former Employee)
Silver Spring, MD

I worked at Safeway part-time for more than 5 years

Proslots of benefit, health insurance, eye insurance, dental insurance

Consits a odd job, lots of standing

Advice to Senior Managementexpand the business and stop closing stores

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a very good expeirence

Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee)
Gilbert, AZ

I worked at Safeway part-time for more than a year

ProsPaid weekly, nice people, easy work

Consnot set hours, and not full time hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Safeway's Pleasanton campus is an incredibly positive place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Safeway as an intern

ProsChallenging projects and group dynamics to complete work
Happy coworkers

ConsLarge corporation makes it difficult to get requests through quickly

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Perfect for High Schoolers

Courtesy Clerk (Current Employee)
Coeur d'Alene, ID

I have been working at Safeway part-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe union prevents needless firings. Friendly management and working atmosphere. Celebrates birthdays and special events; makes you feel like family. Willing to work with you on a schedule

ConsNot much room for advancement. Relatively low pay for the same amount of work as other stores. Doesn't give recommendation letters, only QA forms.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow for your managers to give more detailed feedback to employees, especially because for many students this will act as a first job. Outside of that, continue to do a great job working with your younger employees and providing a stable working environment for the older ones.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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