Our employees are our greatest asset and the benefits we provide support our commitment to making their health and wellness part of our everyday operations.
We offer a total compensation package that encourages our employees to take charge of their health for today and their future. We believe it’s all about managing “total health” to include the physical, emotional and financial components of our lives and emphasizes the power of individual behavior.
Safeway’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and thoughtful people practices is a core element of the company’s philosophy, ensuring our employees reflect the diverse communities we serve. We recognize and appreciate the variety of backgrounds and characteristics that make individuals unique, while providing a work environment that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement.
We have been honored with numerous local, state and national awards for our hiring of persons with disabilities in the U.S. and Canada, and were honored with the Champion of Diversity Award for the second consecutive year from Supermarket News, a leading grocery trade publication.
Diversity and inclusion is a component of our programs for recruitment, development and training of employees and leaders. We also provide opportunities for employees to contribute their ideas, talents and enthusiasm to the company’s success by engaging with other employees through participation in various employee resource and network groups, such as Women’s Network Group, Hispanic Leadership Network Group, Asian Network Group, Safeway African American Leadership Network Group, GALA (Gay and Lesbian Alliance), and Veterans Employee Resource Group just to name a few.
Safeway supports equal employment opportunity in hiring, development and advancement for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital status or any other status protected by law. Safeway provides reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any aspect of employment, nor will we tolerate harassment of any individual or group on the basis of any protected characteristic.
At the heart of Safeway is a commitment to making a difference in the communities we serve. From the very beginning, Safeway has been a leader in corporate social responsibility because of the passion of our employees to create better lives for those around us.
Whether it’s committing to purchase all fresh and frozen seafood from sustainable, traceable sources by the end of 2015, or raising over $1 billion dollars for causes such as cancer research, people with disabilities, education and hunger relief, our employees are the individual leaders who drive growth environmentally, socially and ethically. They are the heart behind what we do.
We believe in creating a healthier planet, and actively search for ways to reduce our environmental impact and improve our use of natural resources. In 2012, we saved 89 million gallons of water in our stores and diverted over 474,000 tons of material from landfills. One-third of our distribution centers and manufacturing plants have zero waste status, and over 25% of our trucks improved their fuel efficiency.
We’re dedicated to making a real, positive impact in our communities. As a grocery retailer, our commitment to hunger relief runs deep. Since 1999, we’ve donated over $119 million in food products to hunger relief organizations around the country.
From the beginning, educating the youth in our communities stretches back to the very beginnings of our company. We support numerous youth development organizations as well as a broad range of after-school and physical education programs. Since 1999, we’ve raised and donated over $270 million to schools. And in 2012 alone, we donated over $20 million to local schools through our eScrip program, requesting that schools allocate 20 percent of our contributions to nutrition and fitness programs that help children stay active and healthy.
I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 8 years)
The coworkers and regular customers helped make this job enjoyable.
Unrealistic expectations of what needed to be done with time, and help alotted. Schedule was always changing, and would't be completed in time. Shifts would be scheduled with very little time in between ( close one night off at 12:30, just to open the next morning.
Advice to Management
Treat employees with more respect and appreciation.
I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Safeway (Wilsonville, OR).
They asked me about my experience and about customer service. They sat me down for questions and I was offered the position in the spot. The interviewers were friendly and asked the typical what are your strengths and weakness questions. I would expect anyone going for a job at Safeway to get it because they always need positions filled