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"Good for awhile but policies can annoy"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk
Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Workers can be great
Great starting job
Pay is what is expected
Somewhat easy to get days off although not always what is wanted
Sometimes get to enjoy the customers you meet
Gain valuable experiance
Good for when your in school

Cons

Management can be annoying
Change in policies often
Get very picky with what can and cant be done
Treated as lower
Above and beyond work is not always recognized
Secret Shopper is a very large inconvienence to everyone. This in my opinion, hurts more than helps
Sometimes its learn things yourself with little direction.
Even if you do more work then employees, all you may get if lucky is a good job. Rarely anything special.

Advice to Management

Allow the workers a bit more freedom such as self checkout and try to make what is expected more obvious. New employees can sometimes be thrown into it with no idea of whats going on. The secret shopper program is a decent idea but when management uses it as threats to various employees, then it is not a great idea anymore. Try to maintain similar policies too, don't change them every couple of months.

Other Employee Reviews for Safeway

  1. "Good for a first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gives you job experience, making it easier to get a new job
    Pretty flexible with your schedule
    Generally nice coworkers

    Cons

    Occasional miss-comunications that result in the balme being put on you
    Thankless job
    Rare recognition of a job-well-done, other than a "thank you"
    Because it's part of the union, really hard to get promoted because everyone else has seniority over you
    Underpayed for the work you are doing

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the union, give just as much positive feedback as you do negative


  2. "It was a good first job to get my feet wet with."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees help create a fun working environment. They have a lot of young people in their staff which kept it entertaining.

    Cons

    This was the true definition of clock work and power in management. Some people are satisfied with just doing what they are told to do on the clock and nothing extra.

    Advice to Management

    Have some type of "pat on the back" or "Bonus'. they strive for service which is great but it seems like the company is very top heavy in management. needs to become more of a leadership to persuade employees to give 100%

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