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"Extreme politics, minimal opportunity, terrible compensation."

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Current Employee - Promotion Specialist in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Promotion Specialist in Pleasanton, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Other than location, not much else.

Cons

Extreme politics, minimal opportunity, terrible compensation.

Other Employee Reviews for Safeway

  1. "Great place to work if you enjoy corporate bureaucracy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great co-workers, ability to move up if you're the corporate type, good job if you prefer part-time work, customer-focused culture, highly ethical corporate values.

    Cons

    Limited work/life balance due to the nature of the business, can be very stressful at times, highly repetitive work, physically demanding work, investment in employees and hours can be very lean at various times during the year.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate wasteful spending on promotional materials, paper use and analyze the business need of many positions, such as VPs, DMs and merchandisers.


  2. "Safeway / Pleasanton"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work for a Fortune 50 Company
    Room for career growth
    Perfect launching pad to work for the vendor community i.e. Kraft, Clorox, Kelloggs, Del Monte, P & G, Conagra, etc...

    Excellent benefits
    401k
    Superb campus spread out through several buidlings

    Cons

    Low on the pay scale within the industry

    Merit raises happened very infrequenty even though performance objectives above target

    Bonuses are often not allocated due to non-profitability

    Advice to Management

    Upper level executive team should look at how they want to keep their great talent. Pay them what they are worth. It's unfortunate that so many employees leave each month due to non-untilization of the curren skill set.

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