Safeway Reviews

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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3.3
51%
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132 Ratings
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  • "Upper management isn’t always held accountable for inappropriate attitudes or mistreatment of employees(in 165 reviews)

  • "low top wage in comparison to minimum wage & pay scale of other industries(in 133 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great people to work with"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Frozen Food Manager in Walla Walla, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hours and overtime was awesome

    Cons

    Hired too many unreliable employees

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  2. "Pretty Good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Woodinville, WA

    I worked at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Not a bad place for a first job. Management was nice and the responsibilities were low-key

    Cons

    Customers can be very rude sometimes


  3. "It was ok"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Safeway Cashier in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My boss and co workers were really nice.

    Cons

    If you're in any position other than Cashier, than you will rarely get hours. I would work 5 days a week, with very long hours because I was a cashier, but a co worker of mines who was a stocker, would probably only get about 3 hours a day, and 3 days a week which doesn't provide a livable wage. I would imagine that overnight stockers, would probably fare better.

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  4. "Deli Cleark"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Good Pay for the job, Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Work is tough, Not enough workers

  5. "Fun place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Multipurpose Clerk in Roseville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Union benefits, set schedule, flexibility

    Cons

    Hard to reach raises, favouritism

  6. "Good work, I enjoyed my time there"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Currently Unemployed and Seeking Work in Clackamas, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Made good friends with co-workers, close to home, flexible hours, great starting job

    Cons

    Some mismanagement, overworked at times, some co-workers sucked, and of course bad customers at times, but overall good.

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  7. "Hard work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Management 

    I worked at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, meet great coworkers

    Cons

    Hard work and inconsistent schedule

  8. "Great PT work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Head Cashier 

    I worked at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Good for pt work, coworkers are great

    Cons

    Retail, the hours, can’t plan your life

  9. "Good benefits, pension, versatile work hours"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Food Clerk in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits even for part time, various schedules, pension

    Cons

    Low pay, corporate policies hard to follow day to day

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  10. "Great"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Cashier 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Caring, clean, kind, courteous, friendly

    Cons

    Not very organized, not very diverse

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