Safeway Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Decent first job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good entry level job.

    Develop customer service skills.

    Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Low morale.

    Schedule is released at 6 PM on Thursday, allowing for only 3 days and 1 evening of notice.

    Plenty of lazy/incompetent employees.

  2. department manager

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

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits if you've been there a while

    Cons

    No work/life balance, one day off a week (but will still get phone calls and be dealing with work, anyway), nothing is ever good enough, regardless of how much sales have improved, loss of scheduling flexibility, unrealistic expectations...the list goes on and on.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your customers and employees matter, not just "sales, sales, sales".

  3. Helpful (1)

    working here was a roller coaster.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Longmont, CO

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

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

    Pros

    Best Coworker. Fast advancement. Great customers.

    Cons

    No consistent with when you have to work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees we work for you.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Working for Safeway Inc is by far the best place to work for.

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

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

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

    Pros

    - I have the most understanding and coolest boss ever.

    Cons

    No room to grow within my dept.

  6. Encouraging, understanding, patient, and welcoming "traditional" company.

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

    I have been working at Safeway

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

    Pros

    Most top management willing to meet with interns, assigns impactful projects, values intern's opinions and input. Provides opportunities to transition into full time employee

    Cons

    Too many meetings, employee websites and processes need updating

    Advice to Management

    Have less meetings

  7. It was a good first job, but not a long term place to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Simi Valley, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly environment, super nice customers, easy to work with your schedule, learned a lot, made a lot friends.

    Cons

    Pay, they treat you like crap, they only care about themselves, they expect so much out of you and only criticize you.

    Advice to Management

    To lighten up and treat the workers the way they deserve, to offer more raises and to compliment the workers on their work.

  8. Good pay, Horrible Company

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

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is one step above other competitors, about $1-$2 more. A real family environment, almost unprofessional though.

    Cons

    This company does not care about its workers. I worked for 7 years as a clerk, the job was fine but I was severely overworked. I was pressured not to take my breaks because it would harm the team. If I got sick I was pressured to come to work anyway, and yelled at when I did; even though I called in 5 times in the 7 years of working there. Bottom line they dont care about you.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the communities and the stores you work in, more than you check or bonus. If you treat the workers right, the store will run right.

  9. company career opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Pharmacy
    Current Employee - Pharmacy

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

    Pros

    there are many career opportunities and growth within the corporate as long as you are driven to learn and grow within the company

    Cons

    it may take some 2-3 years to see that growth

  10. Energetic, dedicated, hardworking employees earn a great living here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Field Merchandiser in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Safeway

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Security, income, great benefits, fast paced; never a dull moment!

    Cons

    Hard work, frequent "firedrills" to present exceptional conditions to visiting v.i.p.s, but hey, that's part of the thrill of the job!

    Advice to Management

    NA

  11. Meat Merchandiser

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR

    I worked at Safeway full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    At one time a very good place to work

    Cons

    That time has passed by

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