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Safeway Reviews

Updated January 22, 2019
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  • "Poor work/life balance for some" (in 113 reviews)

  • "But upper management at this place seriously tests any sane person's patience" (in 137 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, amazing location, wonderful coworkers

    Cons

    may be a little too fast paced for those who cannot handle it

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


  2. "Courtesy clerk / cashier"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    The manager is awesome front end supervisor is awesome .

    Cons

    Just work be a team player

    Advice to Management

    The head sets are awesome every employee is on the same page opening clerk should make priority that every dept should have and closing clerk should collect and give to closing supervisor before close employees who doesn't wear them does not want to work as team players you ahould enforce that rule it saves lives far as slip an falls too.

  3. "Depends on the Team you have."

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people
    Flexibility depends on the manager

    Cons

    Most of the year the store is understaffed
    Constantly cutting hours

    Advice to Management

    Train staff better
    Don't cheap out on supplies, all this does is add unnecessary work for employees.


  4. "This job is good for anyone who is new to the workforce."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Overall the pay was ok
    -Employees were nice and helpful
    -Multiple breaks

    Cons

    -Physically demanding
    -Long shifts
    -Non-flexible scheduling


  5. "Not too bad"

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician

    I worked at Safeway (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, and always plenty of shifts to work (if you're willing to float)

    Cons

    NO job security, no help when shorthanded


  6. "a good first job"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Citrus Heights, CA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Citrus Heights, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    always has positions available, flexible hours, & part of union

    Cons

    not enough hours, not much growth room, & too much employee to manager disconnect

    Advice to Management

    Look to existing employees for new ideas, and generally improve manger-employee relations


  7. "Bookkeeper"

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    Former Employee - Bookkeeper
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Local to your area, coworkers are friendly

    Cons

    Compensation is low, requires more training for employees

  8. "Safest Process"

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allowed me to come back after college
    Community involvement
    Easy to transfer often

    Cons

    Store Managers may shift often


  9. "Let’s meat"

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    Former Employee - Butcher Block Clerk
    Former Employee - Butcher Block Clerk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a paycheck, made money

    Cons

    Had to go to work


  10. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Order Selector
    Former Employee - Order Selector
    Recommends

    I worked at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Great company
    And great pay

    Cons

    Long hours hard on body