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Safeway Canada Employee Reviews about "good pay"

Updated Jul 14, 2020

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3.6
62%
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63%
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Safeway Canada President and COO Chuck Mulvenna
Chuck Mulvenna
110 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great team environment, flexible hours(in 17 reviews)

  • "good pay, not much stress, unionized(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lack of hours for part-time employees(in 17 reviews)

  • "minimum wage, union, sometimes few hours(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      It is a great place to work at

      Jul 14, 2020 - Garbage Collector in Winnipeg, MB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay hours benefits vacation

      Cons

      Tiredness early mornings stress malnutrition

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      It was a good first job, but...

      Aug 10, 2019 - Cashier 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good pay for part time, everyone was really helpful and friendly, and the hours were good too

      Cons

      I was promised a job in a different department as soon as a position opened, and they gave it to other people three times within a few months, and cashier jobs aren’t good for people who need to be moving around

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Baker

      Jan 19, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, union environment. Put my through a apprenticeship.

      Cons

      Listen to employees ideas. Moving towards a from frozen baking program...

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Do yourself a favor and just avoid the deli.

      May 27, 2017 - Deli Clerk 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Easy to get the job. Mostly friendly coworkers. Basic training is good. Pay is very slightly above minimum wage with good increases. Looks good on resume. If you ever want to return, you're put down as a "rehire" which makes it very easy to return to the company.

      Cons

      Scheduling is a nightmare, following absolutely no pattern with no planning on the worker's part. If you're put on the work schedule but need to change it, you're out of luck with few exceptions. Safety protocol is non-existent (respirator equipment for use with toxic oven cleaner was not provided after 1 month of requests). Beyond basic training (slicer cleaning, dishwashing), you're very much on your own. Several different "correct" methods to do some tasks, leaving me to be scolded by several senior coworkers for not doing it "right" and needing to be "retrained" by them while on the job. Deli management and the store's 1st assistant manager attempted to terminate me for several things I was never trained on or was never instructed to avoid, as well as "not improving my performance based on coworker's complaints" (complaints I didn't know existed until my termination), which left me in unpaid limbo for 3 weeks while the union got my job back. Understaffed often. Brand new employees were expected to close the department alone with little to no guidance. Some senior coworkers abused the coworkers they were training while department management watched on.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Clear requirements, flexible hours, meticulous management

      May 2, 2013 - Cashier in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very flexible hours, they told you exactly what they wanted, good pay (above minimum wage), you only had to work holidays if you wanted and you got a good bonus.

      Cons

      The work is very meticulous, they have secret shoppers and will talk to you if you don't do perfect, at nights they are often understaffed and when you get slammed it's never fun.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Deli Clerk

      May 25, 2015 - Deli Clerk in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, lots of small pay raises. If you have a good manager you will enjoy your job. Benefits and union atmosphere.

      Cons

      Working in a deli can be hard physical labor. This may be a location specific problem but there was a lot of inappropriate flirting between staff members.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Safeway is great

      Mar 20, 2016 - Meat Cutter in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, decent scheduling, nice stores, people will make your career advance if you show promise, always something to do.

      Cons

      Union bible thumpers, politics, it's making me put 20 words so not I'm just filling up space to go To the next part.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      it's a living!

      Feb 7, 2014 - Meat Clerk in Vernon, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      very good pay and benefits

      Cons

      never the same shift, very hard on the system to work early one day, late the next then early again and so on. always in the cold (nose runs constant)

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great people lead by the leaders

      Feb 1, 2018 - Produce Clerk in Prince Albert, SK
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay eventually, people good, stable industry

      Cons

      Lock step management, company driven by the current leader, some staff not up to par

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      friendly place to work

      Apr 13, 2018 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good pay, not much stress, unionized

      Cons

      everything is mostly worked in employees favour. no cons

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