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Safeway Reviews

Updated November 23, 2017
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  • Work life balance need improvement (in 100 reviews)

  • too much political with upper management (in 128 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (32)

    "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Aloha, OR
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Aloha, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The coworkers and regular customers helped make this job enjoyable.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations of what needed to be done with time, and help alotted. Schedule was always changing, and would't be completed in time. Shifts would be scheduled with very little time in between ( close one night off at 12:30, just to open the next morning.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with more respect and appreciation.


  2. "Bakery Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Consistent work and good hours

    Cons

    Minium wage pay and always hectic

  3. "Wonderful employees, but a hard learning curve"

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

    Pros

    - Safeway discount
    - Nice people

    Cons

    - Too much corporate politics
    - Not enough hours available for full time employees


  4. "Not so good under new contract"

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    Former Employee - OFFICE MANAGER/BOOKKEEPER in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - OFFICE MANAGER/BOOKKEEPER in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are flexible with you on your schedule if you are in school or have other obligations. They also promote from within if your looking to advance within the company

    Cons

    Under the old contact they get triple pay for holidays and under the new one it's time and a half which is totally unfair and ultimately sucks


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Teachers Aide in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Teachers Aide in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Workers were protected by the union

    Cons

    The pay was very low compared to amount of labor.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Customer interaction. Great starting job. Good place to learn patience and customer service skills.

    Cons

    Mind your body, it will hurt. Difficult customers sometimes. It sucks when you don't know the answers from questions asked by customers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people or request more budget for the store.


  7. "F.M. review"

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

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

    Pros

    Safeway is a caring work place, the employees kind, the costumers are respectful, and it's a very safe work environment.

    Cons

    The only con is that in my department there isn't a lot of hours.

    Advice to Management

    Check in on your staff on an regular bases.

  8. "I use to work here"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the pros were that my co workers were very nice and helpful. My supervisors were very helpful, and supportive of you when you're just starting off.

    Cons

    Rude customers and a lot of the food quality was not up to standard. If the product in the store didn't look right, as a cashier we had to basically take the heat for it because that's who the customers always ranted to. However, I do a lot of shopping at Safeway, and the stores are typically clean, and the food is fresh. I think it was just the location that I was working at.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice because management was honestly very nice.


  9. "Night stocker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Friendly co-workers
    Quiet work environment

    Cons

    Not enough night stockers
    Less days off if part time


  10. "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Great training and competitive benefit package

    Cons

    Few if any. More focus on hiring th best people.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the coirse


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