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Safeway Pleasanton Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Pleasanton, CA

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  1. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    easy, quiet, low stress, above minimum wage, union

    Cons

    manager is an rude, some customers are exceedingly rude

    Advice to Management

    stop being homophobic


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Was a Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Pension, Insurance, Nice Campus

    Cons

    After Buyout no one was considered on their merits. You were either "IN" or OUT. Upper Management played favorites, without regard to one's abilty.

    Advice to Management

    Never discount dedicated employees because you don't care for them.

  3. "Safeway"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Safeway (More than a year)

    Pros

    People, Good Coffee, On-Site Gym, Cafe

    Cons

    Misalignment of teams. Top heavy in middle management.

    Advice to Management

    I think they got the message and made internal changes for the better.


  4. "As a former employee, I like the leadership team when I worked for safeway. Good promotion opportunity."

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    Former Employee - Category Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Category Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Before restructuring, good leadership and had plenty of opp the growth . Co workers were friendly and helpful. They encouraged ppl to work at different departments . I learned a lots when I was at different categories. It was a fun job!

    Cons

    After restructuring, turnover was high, new comer lack of experience to ensure smooth operation. I think now getting better after few years changes.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pre-merger"

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

    I worked at Safeway full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Access to members of Executive Management

    Cons

    Too many layers, difficult to slow to effect change

    Advice to Management

    Speed up decision making


  6. "Person in charge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Safeway (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management and work life balance is terrible

    Cons

    Ability to move up quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Great chances of moving up


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work but underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Promotions Specialist in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Promotions Specialist in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and professional work environment with lots of perks like full menu/inexpensive cafeteria and grocery discounts. Promote health and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management does not always clearly communicate down to individual contributors. Multiple meetings often affect negativelt peoducticity.

    Advice to Management

    Management and HR should have more training programs in place to grow entry level employees.

  8. "Courtesy Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people customers kittens and bears

    Cons

    Inconsistant hours, Pay close to home


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Want Glassdoor data"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Peers in Pleasanton were fantastic.

    Cons

    Acquisition changed the culture and focus to be business oriented versus community.

    Advice to Management

    Put people first to drive success


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Category Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of varied work and meeting with vendors. Fast Paced--never boring.

    Cons

    Too much work...expect you to work 24/7. Email load is horrible....and turn around is unrealistic.
    Category Directors give you all the emails for you to research and expect you to respond in 24 hrs.


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