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Safeway Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance need improvement (in 98 reviews)

  • Unrealistic work loads from upper management (in 124 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work and learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management, flexible schedule, fun

    Cons

    None at the present time


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Increased wage on Sundays .

    Cons

    Pay could be a bit higher

  3. "Floral Manager position"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floral Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Floral Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the independence to run the department (mostly) to how I see works best when ordering flowers, supplies, etc. As long as you work within the parameters for specs and set-up, the DM and store GM will leave you alone. Keep your sales up, and you have a bit more flexibility for creating the designs/arrangements in the coolers you want.

    Cons

    The hours are strange: 9:30-6:00 with Tuesday and Sunday off. I wish I could switch them, but they are set in stone for coverage in the department. The front checkers are always calling for extra help with ringing customers up.

    Advice to Management

    Staff enough during holidays so that the front end does not always have to page floral up to help their shortages. It's hard to get my work done when prepping for a holiday if I'm constantly being interrupted by checkers who won't move faster or bag groceries themselves.


  4. "Pharmacist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Starting salary is highest compared to other retail pharmacy in the area.

    Cons

    There are less tech hours compared to other pharmacys. You will work some shifts with no techs.

    Advice to Management

    Pharmacists are stressed and over worked. Most shifts with 1 or no techs.


  5. "Just hired"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Tracy, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great starting pay. Good management team. Very stable company. Just got hired so really can't say much but as far as what I've heard a lot of people have long years working here so that has to be a plus

    Cons

    None so far. As said before I just got a job offer at the Northern California distribution center in Tracy.


  6. "Food clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and good pay with vacations

    Cons

    Two tier salary system sucks


  7. "Out of touch corporate"

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    Current Employee - Gas Station Attendant in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Gas Station Attendant in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    regulars are usually very friendly
    unionized so being fired for small things is not easy
    Medical Benefits after working 1000 hours
    Raises after every 1000 hours

    Cons

    No security, your only option for a bad customer is politely asking them to leave then calling the police who will show up after they are long gone.
    If you attempt to stop a shoplifter or break any other "Major" policy you will be put on administrative leave then fired regardless of position.
    Shoplifters are able to walk in take something and walk out and you can do nothing to stop them or you lose your job.
    Nothing ever seems to get replaced or fixed until it is beyond repair.

    Advice to Management

    Tell corporate that the stores are bleeding money from all the shoplifts that happen daily

  8. "Courteous, fast, efficient. Managers were respectful and timely."

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Holbrook, AZ
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Holbrook, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. High rate of customer volume. The store is kept clean and customers enjoy the overall attitude of the store.

    Cons

    None. It's a great place to work! I enjoy everyday I go in and get to work with all the people that come in. Safeway cares about the employees!


  9. "Okay for part time"

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is easy to get into the door

    Cons

    You should not be working their long term

    Advice to Management

    Make it more attractive to stay in the company. Promotions, etc


  10. "Night Crew Forman"

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    Current Employee - Night Crew Foreman
    Current Employee - Night Crew Foreman
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    employees that really care about their jobs

    Cons

    Never enough help and expectations are unachievable.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the customers with more help in your stores


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