Safeway - A good starting job, wish I had stayed longer | Glassdoor
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"A good starting job, wish I had stayed longer"

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Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Reston, VA
Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Reston, VA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Safeway part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

good starting job, easy to stay employed, training, time scheduled in advance and dependable to clock out on, well staffed, no drama or jealousy between staff, a kind yet firm general manager not afraid of

Cons

sexual harassment, heavy accents were hard to understand

Advice to Management

General opinion about the assistant managers matter a lot to job satisfaction. Amicability, clean communication, and professional interactions are important.

Other Employee Reviews for Safeway

  1. "Good but internal controls non existant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits hours and flexibility

    Cons

    management politics, less educated workers, paying minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    Stores need some internal controls and have to watch employees


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Backstabbing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Matteson, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Matteson, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company when owned and operated by Dimatteo family then Safeway bought it and have done a wonderful job of running it into the ground.

    Cons

    Safeway's "My way or the highway approach/one size fits all'" Does not to this day understand the Chicago market and its diverse clietele. Company functions in an atmosphere of fear,negative reinforcement, and micromanagement. George Orwell's "1984" is a perfect analogy to how this company works. The "Peter Principal" is alive and well here. Watch your back..."They smile in your face all the while they want you replaced...the BACKSTABBERS" Cameras,Cameras,Cameras

    Advice to Management

    DOMINICKS was sucessful because they catered to the unique,dynamic and diverse customer base they enjoyed. They have a condescending approach to both their customers and employees. Their "world class service"program is a sham. The store managers only care about shop scores because that is the "Holy Grail" for bonuses. The store can fall apart and do no business, but God forbid those scores are bad. The experienced employees DO NOT MOVE UP BECAUSE THEY GET MOVED OUT!!! Try going into your stores after 7pm and see no help,quit making a few select stores look nice for Steve Burd while the rest of the stores disintegrate.

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