Safway Services

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Safway Services Reviews

Updated January 1, 2015
Updated January 1, 2015
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bagger in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Bagger in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Safway Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the employers took the initiative to help me grow and succed to further positons

    Cons

    some costumers were rude and unthankful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help more workers love what they do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Expect lots of work....

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Safway Services

    Pros

    Steady work, 401k matching. Paycheck always on time.

    Cons

    You can expect to do the work of 3 or more people, limited upper managment support, less corporate support. Long hours and diddly pay. You will more than likely burn out in less than 5 years (if you can make it that long). You will price that the people who do very little get further ahead while you slave and get no where.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull you heads out and treat the dedicated people better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    AZ Safway

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safway Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Field employees are good guys. Sales people are alright. Healthcare is provided and fair. Company will match 50 percent of what you put into your 401k.

    Cons

    There is no leadership. They have no problem with throwing good hard working people under the bus. The office politics is worse than the politics in Game of Thrones. Even King Joffrey awarded those who worked hard for him.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace branch management with someone who cares about group morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Frustrating - so much potential combined with a refusal to get out of their own way...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safway Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership has great vision and passion

    Cons

    Middle Management is still very conservative and stuck. Very resistant to progressive and proactive change. They do not supportive flexible work arrangements, and very few employees have laptops. They support and hold up the wrong people, and work the good people until they're so frustrated that they leave for bigger and better things. This is a very controlling culture, with little trust or respect in their good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay but that's about it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Foreman in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Foreman in Boise, ID

    I worked at Safway Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The money was always good. Experience in the field is always a plus as well.

    Cons

    The worst management of any job I have ever had. You almost had to have a felony, be an alcoholic, or just a plain jackass to get anywhere. Or be best friends with the "boss", who thought nepatism was the way to run a crew.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually "manage".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sucks

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safway Services

    Pros

    there is really nothing good

    Cons

    Do not consider working there

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good money, boring job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Expeditor in Ferndale, WA
    Former Employee - Expeditor in Ferndale, WA

    I worked at Safway Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are a union employer, they pay well, and provide good job security once you get past six months or so. Good people to work with. Laid-back atmosphere. No prior experience necessary.

    Cons

    Same old thing every day. Put the scaffold up, take the scaffold down, put the scaffold up, take the scaffold down... it gets old after a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentives / bonuses to boost employee morale are well worth it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Safway Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, no micro managing

    Cons

    Tendency to have high turn over of hourly employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the branch level employees about changes needed, not always the branch manager. Regional managers need to be seen more to show support to branches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Long Hours work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Safway Services

    Pros

    Lots of hours. overtime Is expected.

    Cons

    lay off, very easily. not good management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give benefits as soon you start working. give bonuses for finishing before deadlines.
    pay more to experience workers.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Income Potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Safway Services

    Pros

    Upward Mobility, Great Compensation, Fantastic Product Lines, Great Benefits, Stellar Engineering Department, Plenty of Resources, Excellent Tools to make the Job Easier.

    Cons

    Somewhat of an inconsistant pay schedule. No more company vehicles; although you do receive a stipend. You pretty much have to be available 24/7/365.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. I plan on retiring from Safway. I would not have stayed with the company this long if I was dissatisfied at all.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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