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Safeway Phoenix Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good work/life balance for someone with family (in 100 reviews)

  • If you work there for a long enough period of time, you will earn good benefits (in 111 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance need improvement (in 93 reviews)

  • Unrealistic work loads from upper management (in 113 reviews)

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  1. "Safeway supervisors"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and manager listens to and resolves concerns

    Cons

    Uncertainty of employment with merger


  2. Helpful (1)

    "What used to be a great career is now just a job to get by!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Its a good place to work with little to no skills, you can advance without a degree and you meet interesting people.

    Cons

    Typical retail environment. Overworked, underpaid for the amount of work. Corporate employees have very little knowledge of what goes on at the storefronts, yet dictate how you should work with minimal support. Store directors are hits and misses. Some understand trends and needs of business, most "old-school" directors only have bonuses on their minds and will try to achieve it at the expense of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers because we know what works and what does not.


  3. "Stressful but decent pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Starbucks Department Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Starbucks Department Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is nice for a student. You get some support from upper management. Most of the customers are wonderful.

    Cons

    Management will fire your employees with no notice and drag their feet at finding you replacements. They won't help you if you have broken equipment, they don't care if you're struggling, they won't help you discipline employees.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees, I would have stayed if there was more support.


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  5. "assistant manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    not family focused takes longer to promote

    Advice to Management

    be more family oriented


  6. "IT Helpdesk technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, caring management, friendly co-workers, good compensation.

    Cons

    Short lunch periods, training needs adjustment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Courtesy clerk"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent hours, nice coworkers

    Cons

    Rude/mean managers, don't get raises, will not let you change departments or positions, openly tells you "you don't matter" constantly lying to you, no health benefits

    Advice to Management

    Imagine if all your courtesy clerks quit at once, you should give ALL employees a chance to get advancement opportunities and raises.


  8. "It's alright"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friends that work alongside me. Tasks are relatively easy. As a courtesy clerk you have a lot of room to grow.

    Cons

    How busy you'll be during the day. How boring the tasks are. How gross the tasks are. How low you will be paid.


  9. "Cashier Deli Floral"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Cooking, Greeting Customers, Design Floral, Checking in Groceries

    Cons

    Angry Customers, Hours, Getting Dirty, Getting pricked by roses

    Advice to Management

    It's always nice to have a positive manager. One that doesn't Micro Management employees.


  10. "Undervalued & Underpaid"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People (Shoppers) are fun to Interact With, Fried Chicken is good.

    Cons

    Monotonous, Repetitive & Brainless Work Makes 8 Hours Drag On like 10. High Turnover means the Uneducated Sloths who have worked there for 10 years treat you like crap because they know you won't be there long and are jealous they are stuck there.

    Advice to Management

    Find a better gig so you're not so angry all the time (They hate it there too.)


  11. "Csr"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSR2 in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - CSR2 in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Full time work easy applications

    Cons

    They don't care about you personally just care that your there. They will throw you under a bus in a heartbeat

    Advice to Management

    Start caring


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