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Safeway Reviews

Updated July 18, 2018
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  • "Work life balance can get frustrating" (in 106 reviews)

  • "But upper management at this place seriously tests any sane person's patience" (in 135 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. "Great benefits. Union"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits Great pay union

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about company

  3. "Work hard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay (managers), good networking

    Cons

    Stressful at times, work overload


  4. "Meat clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity to move up in the company

    Cons

    Random days off. Never together


  5. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Personal Shopper in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Personal Shopper in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, amazing coworkers, and weekly pay!

    Cons

    The PAY SUCKS!! So if your coming here to get big money you will not.

    Advice to Management

    Pay us DOT Com people more


  6. "Courtesy Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible shifts, unionized, easy work.

    Cons

    The union, some coworkers, some management

    Advice to Management

    Sick with the flu and got called in saying I was faking it even though I had a doctors note. Maybe teach management not to generalize people


  7. "It was fine at first but they were constantly increasing standards and decreasing hours."

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    Former Employee - Head Night Stocker in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Head Night Stocker in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn transferable skills like inventory management and ordering.

    Cons

    Little allowance for error on the night crew. Not nearly enough hours available for the amount of work to be done.

  8. "It manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technologies to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management ever since the merger


  9. "Alot depends on management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting some cool coworkers that can become great friends

    Cons

    Always seems to be shorthanded for help making the day seem longer and more stressful


  10. "Overall good"

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    Current Employee - Dairy Manager in Cheyenne, WY
    Current Employee - Dairy Manager in Cheyenne, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working for the company for 5 years and I get three weeks of paid vacation a year and even though I have to work 6 days/week, the work is manageable

    Cons

    I have to plan out just about every aspect of the department if I am going to be able to accomplish everything I need to.

    Advice to Management

    A labor increase would be good so I can manage to get a second day off or at least some competent help


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