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Safeway Reviews

Updated April 23, 2018
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  • Work life balance can get frustrating (in 105 reviews)

  • But upper management at this place seriously tests any sane person's patience (in 134 reviews)

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  1. "Excellant Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grocery Checker in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Grocery Checker in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a lot of health issues over the past year and the management worked with me on all issues. They are the best

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get raises

    Advice to Management

    Contiue to look at employees as individials and take situations as they come


  2. "Bakery Clerk at Safeway"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, gives hourly raise, advancement opportunity, benefits

    Cons

    My time there was nice.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. "Working at safeway"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Easy to change shifts with other workers. Cross-training is encouraged. Friendly work environment and the managers were fair.

    Cons

    Don't expect many rasies. The one raise I got was two months before the state minimun wage increase and my raise just bumped up my wage to the new minimum wage. I effectively started making the new minimum wage two months early.

    Advice to Management

    Give more raises. I was a hard-working employee and never felt that I was compensated well. This was one of my first legit jobs but I worked there for nearly two years and only got one ten cent raise.


  4. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Easy job. Coworkers were chill people.

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay. No merit based promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your best employees.


  5. "Great coworkers, but indifferent management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    I worked as a barista for the in-store Starbucks, and I loved getting to know our regulars and learning about the different drinks. My coworkers all throughout the store were so friendly--great atmosphere

    Cons

    Management was always a bit removed from whatever problems we were having, like broken machines or clogged drains.


  6. "Nice benefits, unfortunate micromanaging"

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Clerk in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are kept competitive (though they are not diamond studded). Pay is adequate.

    Cons

    Higher-ups tended to micromanage while I worked there (many years ago).


  7. "Safeway Summer Job"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Danville, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Danville, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Not hard to get 10+ hours
    - Benefits options

    Cons

    - Not very flexible with scheduling
    - Hard to take days off

  8. "Long time Safeway employee"

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    Former Employee - Journeyman Food Clerk in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Journeyman Food Clerk in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, people. If you were hired before 2 tier wage system it pays good.

    Cons

    2 tier wage system, lower pay, the good workers get more stuff put on them while the slackers get minimal work. Management favors certain workers

    Advice to Management

    Be human, treat all employees fairly and equal


  9. "Unpredictable Hours"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and always busy which made the day go by faster.

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours, found out the week before what hours would be for the upcoming week and the hours were never the same.


  10. "Inconsistent Hours"

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Courtesy Clerk in Arcata, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Courtesy Clerk in Arcata, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co Workers
    Easy Job
    Small Store
    Good Management in store

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedule.Only been there two weeks. Got almost 50 hours my first week then about 20 the second week. Hoping I get decent hours and it evens out. Also schedules got cut due to upper management.Heard this is par for the course with Safeway. Hope it changes

    Advice to Management

    I like the store managers. Hope upper management can find other ways to cut costs without affecting the workers.


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