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"Great place to gain valuable management experience."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Safeway full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Starting at Safeway as a courtesy clerk and ultimately moving up the management in 5 years has allowed me to gain valuable management experience that will be useful in future job openings. It does depend on the store you work for, but there are many with great people that make the day-to-day tasks more enjoyable.

Cons

It's your basic retail situation so working on holidays, sporadic schedules, dealing with irate customers are all part of the job.

Other Employee Reviews for Safeway

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Just don't do it!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They'll hire just about anyone. As long as you pass a drug and background test. If you are good, then you are in.

    Cons

    They are union based, the unions are crap and you won't make much more than minimum wage, EVER!

    Advice to Management

    Quit 'cutting costs' left and right and then pay your employees crap. If I go above and beyond and produce better quality product than others in the district and company, i should make more....because if i sell more then i make you more money. it shouldn't matter how long i have or have not been there. Screw the unions crappy wage scale and pay me fairly for my work! Remember, it's the QUALITY of employees not QUANTITY!


  2. "Ehh"

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Simple customer service work, breaks/lunch are decent, helping people

    Cons

    Lots of standing, safety equipment, say hi to every customer for mystery shoppers, carts

    Advice to Management

    More breaks, provide better equipment

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