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Safeway Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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  • "Work life balance can get frustrating" (in 107 reviews)

  • "But upper management at this place seriously tests any sane person's patience" (in 136 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company!"

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    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. "Entry Level"

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    Current Employee - Entry Level in Millbrae, CA
    Current Employee - Entry Level in Millbrae, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    it is a job close to my house and i could get there easily daily

    Cons

    late nights and super heavy items

    Advice to Management

    interview works best anyday after 3:15 AM

  3. "Food clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Customer service great. Meeting new people.

    Cons

    Schedule anytime of day and holidays


  4. "Limited upward mobility"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers, and union.

    Cons

    Tiny raises, no room to grow

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better


  5. "Not a terrible Job."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Director in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Director in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of opportunity for growth and movement within the company. Lots of respect for job performance.

    Cons

    Not a respectful or thank you culture. Lots of long days 12 hour + on average.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees.


  6. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy work, quick, lead was always checking on us.

    Cons

    They throw so much work on you from different departments. Ask questions and they assume you know how to do everything like you've been working there for years.

    Advice to Management

    actually take time to train your employees and not throw them in there because you need someone to stack your products.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They listened to employee suggestions. They may not have implemented each of them, but at least they thought about it.

    Cons

    When other fellow workers call in sick, and no one else has available to fill in, it creates a real hardship.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep an open mind to employee suggestiond

  8. "Good overall, some corporate hurdles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    There is good communication among coworkers and supervisors

    Cons

    Sometimes we have to do meaningless trainings etc.


  9. "A summer of Safeway cashiering"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Sherwood, OR
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sherwood, OR
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great beginner job, Good managers, Stable work environment

    Cons

    Evening dinner rushes, Sometimes had low staff


  10. "Not a bad place to work"

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

    I worked at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Nice environment to work in

    Cons

    Hours are not very flexible


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