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Safeway Reviews

Updated November 20, 2018
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  • "Poor work/life balance for some" (in 112 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. "Stocking"

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    Former Employee - Safeway Checker in Time Customer Service Inc, FL
    Former Employee - Safeway Checker in Time Customer Service Inc, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with people as a team player

    Cons

    Being a good employee with other people

    Advice to Management

    Making sure everything's right and God Rest

  3. "Shopper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, good coworkers, employee discount

    Cons

    Store manager was a battle axe; they lie about giving you raises to get you in the door


  4. "Pharmacist"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Knowing 80% of your patients by name

    Cons

    Many hours with no tech/clerk help

    Advice to Management

    Please staff appropriately to prevent med errors! It’s not about your OR. It’s about our patients (i.e loyal grocery shoppers)!


  5. "N/A"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Increase Experience
    Very large working area to explore

    Cons

    Uncertain Working Schedules
    Team is changed almost every week


  6. "its an okay job."

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    Current Employee - Washington in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Washington in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people steal from the store.

    Cons

    they have really good life insurance and deals on food

    Advice to Management

    they need to stop letting people steal items.


  7. "Personal Shopper"

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

    Pros

    The environment was very relaxed

    Cons

    Slow HR
    Had to work at 4 am in the morning

    Advice to Management

    Be more attentive to detail

  8. "Pharmacist - typical duties"

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    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Monterey, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Monterey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts, good pay, good team environment

    Cons

    Time off was hard to get

    Advice to Management

    It would be beneficial to send skilled and positive float pharmacists to the busier stores. We had many covered shifts with RPhs who were known to be poor performers


  9. "Decent pay, hours cut frequently"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k)
    Supportive Managers
    Simple responsibilities (YMMV)
    Competitive raises
    Family oriented
    Lofs of team work, feels like family

    Cons

    Hours cut frequently
    Poor work/life balance for some


  10. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Manager in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots overtime And they hire anybody no matter race background or past

    Cons

    Managers and division supervisors are Completely incompetent

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. Without your employees you wouldn’t have a job just like without your customers you wouldn’t have a job treat everyone equally ,,, You used to be a peon too,,,


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