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"Family like environment until New million dollar store opened"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Helper Clerk in Gig Harbor, WA
Former Employee - Helper Clerk in Gig Harbor, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Family like environment
High quality products
Health Insurance at PT
Paid vacation

Cons

Having to belong to a union, and still getting paid min. wage (four years at min. wage).
Employees are undervalued and looked over for promotions in favor of younger inexperienced employees.
With new store, manager has no time for employees. Very curt.

Advice to Management

Be more considerate to your employees. I understand you have a lot of weight on your shoulders with the store being new and expensive, but treating us like the menial minimum wage workers we are just demoralizes us. (and we work our butts off). Get rid of the union Safeway!

Other Employee Reviews for Safeway

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hell on earth for little pay or respect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    not too many. the cons really outweigh any possible pros and make the environment horrible anyway.

    Cons

    disrespectful, treat employees like dirt, bad pay with little raises. I had to fight to get a raise and they made me lose all my raises when I went inactive since they weren't accommodating my college schedule

    Advice to Management

    raise wages, treat employees with respect


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It was once fun, now it seems like the expectations far exceed the support needed for success"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You learn a lot from people that have been around for awhile. Stores in the area are clean. You learn a lot of good skills (merchandising ect...)probably mostly due to the area.

    Cons

    The hours in the stores keep getting reduced making it more and more difficult to do our jobs. A lot of people that hold high positions in the company shop in the stores all around HQ so if things are not perfect 24/7 pictures are taken and then shot like a cannon thru company email.

    Advice to Management

    Pick your battles. Perfection cannot be achieved when hours keep getting taken away from the stores. Remember that folks still come to the grocery store for one thing....groceries.

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