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"A Great Place to Work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Safeway has always done well with the benefits offered to the employees. Continuing to do so has been a benefit to all. What Steve Burd is doing with our health care benefits is fantastic. He is offering those that lead a healthy lifestyle a lower insurance premium. It's an innovative notion. The work life balance is good with Safeway. Upper management (at least those I've worked for) are very good about allowing that balance.

Cons

Occassionally long hours and the negative attitudes of some management personnel.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing. Just keep in mind that we are all people and need to operate the business.

Other Employee Reviews for Safeway

  1. "Company politics interfere with the business at hand"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a good focus and understanding of work / life balance for employees. Corporate gym is a very nice benefit to have.

    Cons

    An extremely political organization. As a result the burn out rate is above average. Compensation is not competitive with other companies in the area or field of work. Upper management is full of a lot of old schoolers who learned how to do things back in the day and are unable to adapt their thinking to new times. "This is how we've always done it, and it is how we'll continue to do things."

    Advice to Management

    Better dissemination of information to the workforce so we understand the strategy and focus of the company.


  2. "Young employees look elsewhere."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A well known and appreciated company. You will certainly get job security, but it may come at the cost of enhancing your skills or ability to market yourself to other employers. As far a grocers go. Safeway IS an innovator, so that is good.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity to enhance or expand your skills. You feel pigeonholed without much opportunity to lean new skills or do anything truly interesting. Granted Safeway is a large company and there are certainly groups within it where this will not be the case. There is a lot of politics the further up you go because upper management (and there is a lot of it) makes huge $$.

    Advice to Management

    Think younger.

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