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"Great place for a first job, need to be in management to be worth making a career."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very friendly employees, Safeway wants to have excellent customer service so the employees are typically great people. Easy to start friendly conversation with employees and managers. Great place to get a lot of customer service skills. Easy to open up to talk to people.

Cons

You have to spend several years to start making a decent salary. You'll get trained to work in other departments but won't actually get a promotion. So you may start as a Courtesy Clerk, get trained for checking, but because you never got promoted, you won't accumulate raises. You'll end up feeling like you're working really hard for something, but its false hope. Must be dedicated to moving into management to make it worth staying for several years.

Other Employee Reviews for Safeway

  1. "I enjoyed working at Safeway, the management is great and if you work hard you are able to work your way up."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees and management. I am a college student and they are very flexible with hours.

    Cons

    The salary is based on the hours you have in due to the Union. The harder you work doesn't guarantee you a raise. There is also a salary cap so you can only go so high.

    Advice to Management

    Show positions available for employees looking to move up.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "All the typical downfalls of a company that is run for merely profit and nothing else."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no shortage of work, so steady employment hours are about the best thing that can be said about this company.

    Cons

    Management cares little of what the bottom level employees are up to as long as ratings for undercover shoppers are high, along with sales.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps it would pay off in the long run to invest more in your daily employees.

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