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"Very enriching and mature company/great vision"

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Former Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Safeway full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Never bored due to variety of new opportunities
Open to innovation and new methods, practices
Great and friendly environment and teams to work with - family environment

Cons

Career progression limited
Pursue more innovation

Advice to Management

More focus on advancement of employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Safeway

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Would be great if the pay matched some other companies."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager/Stocking/Checking in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager/Stocking/Checking in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly relaxed atmosphere unless the night manager is on duty that night. Take breaks pretty much whenever you want to for a couple of minutes as long as you finish on time.
    Everyone else at the store was awesome, all the other people were very helpful and would answer any questions. Store manager was a very nice man as well.

    Cons

    Relatively unfair pay for a demanding job.Schedule writer seems to not have a grasp on the amount of hours in a day, nor the days in a week. Night manager is difficult to say the least. He spends his time complaining about new employees not getting things correct the first time even though his "training" happened to be a 10 minute session basically not telling you what you need to know. Everyone already knew this was the case at this particular store, but it is still rather frustrating to be new to something and unable to ask a question because you're afraid you will get yelled at / removed from what you were doing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring the wrong people for the job. Even though this isn't really something a manager has a say in, it would be nice if the pay was a little closer to what some other companies offer for doing the same job.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Over 12 Years Of Loyal Service"

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    Former Employee - Multiple Titles in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Multiple Titles in Flagstaff, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get hired on. Fair amount of advancement opportunities. Work with quality people. Union benefits.

    Cons

    Safeway actively seeks the termination of old contract (well paid) employees at the corporate level. Offers less pay (minimum wage) to new employees than Wal-Mart. Unrealistically high service standards. Forces employees to work drastically varying hours (often with only 8 hours between shifts). Offers only 20 hours per week on average, yet expects to be your first priority. Company profits increase while employee wages, benefits, and morale decrease. Salary employees are expected to work abnormally high hours (often 6+ days per week).

    Advice to Management

    The idea of paying poverty level wages yet expecting extraordinary service is flawed. In my In 12+ years working for Safeway I witnessed a great decline in the treatment of employees. I have witnessed fellow employees driven to suicide by Safeway's poor business ethics. If Safeway continues down this path they are sure to fail.

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