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"Listen to your customers and explain why we do what we do."

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Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Fort Worth, TX
Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Fort Worth, TX
Approves of CEO

Pros

Fair and reasonable treatment of employees.

Cons

Large slow moving business organization.

Advice to Management

More open discussion regarding goals and methods.

Other Employee Reviews for Safeway

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Get back to basics"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People need to eat, so work is fairly steady, if you are working in areas or shifts your co-workers don't want or can't handle.

    Cons

    Must work holidays, split days off.
    Safeway also thinks a worker that punches in early will work through lunch and will work over time should be reprimanded not rewarded. With this in mind each store has only a few key employees that must make up for those not willing or unable to carry there share of the workload. I have a co-worker that has to work 7 days a week just because management won't take 10min 2 days a week to fill out reports.
    The company is also starting to spend more time on writing reports about how to get things done than just fixing the problems.
    Workers are expected to use broken equipment to complete job tasks this includes order writing handhelds, pallet jacks, loading dock lifts, printers, refrigeration, and even pens are not supplied.

    Advice to Management

    Stop surrounding yourself with "yes men" be man enough to handle feedback we have to everyday.
    You need to get back to the basics, out of the office and into the stores and distribution centers.
    Start promoting from inside the company (right now a 7-11 asst. manager is considered more qualified to manager our stores than our own management.)


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Lot's of potential, but the good ol' boys club reigns at the end of the day..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Safeway is a large, generally very stable company that offers a wide variety of positions in many different areas to try. It is also a company that promotes from within, and presents internal opportunities at many levels. It is a successful Fortune-60 company that will be around for years to come. Safeway is also a socially and environmentally conscious organization.

    Cons

    Safeway has been in the retail business for a long time and it shows. A good amount of people working there have been doing so for many years, and 30-yr veterans are not uncommon. The benefits package is a bit outdated (with a pension plan, and no 401k match), and many of the policies are consistent with what you'd expect to see 10-20 years ago. Safeway's management does not focus much energy on providing a work-life balance, and the way people conduct business is very old-fashioned. Generally, the environment is siloed and non-collaborative, with senior managers holding their particular areas very close.

    Advice to Management

    Promote adaptation, change, and high performance, instead of fostering the status-quo.


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