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"No longer a career opportunity... just another job"

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

I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Safeway employees enjoy a really great benefits package, once deemed eligible (presently 18 months for some benefits, 36 months for others).

Cons

Employees are told they will be fired if they violate certain policies, but when customers complain, managers break the policy, making employees look like they don't know what they're doing.

Advice to Management

Listen to your front line employees, and a terminable offense for a clerk needs to be the same for management

Other Employee Reviews for Safeway

  1. "Has taught me many skills needed for future employment."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many chances for promotion. Hard workers are noticed. Almost all of employees are carrying, they work to achieve a family based.

    Cons

    Hours, seems hours are a big problem. Over hiring possibly.

    Advice to Management

    Help morning checkers. My only advice would be change to two checkers in the morning, maybe another joins at 6:30am, rather 7:00am.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "As good as you make it."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with different people. Learning the ins and outs of running a business. Learning how things work in the corporate world. It's physical work to help you stay somewhat in shape. Learning different computer technologies.

    Cons

    Once you become management at Safeway it is expected to be your entire life. Expect to work 6 days or more a week. Expect to work 12 hours or more a day. Expect to get yelled at if you do all those things and something doesn't go right. Expect to deal with contradictions daily. I've worked a 12 hour day and was told I do too much, worked an 11 hour day and was told I do too little. If you want to be management be 25 and under with no children, because you won't see your family much.

    Advice to Management

    Get some new blood in there. New ideas, more well thought ideas.

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