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Safeway Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good work/life balance for someone with family (in 101 reviews)

  • Good benefits, the schedule is the same is some stores (in 114 reviews)

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  1. "Horrible Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Deli Clerk in McMinnville, OR
    Former Employee - Part Time Deli Clerk in McMinnville, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will get a lot overtime. Part Time jobs are closer to full time.

    Cons

    Poor Benefits. Overworks employees. Disorganized scheduling. Often Work overtime, with little compensation for your efforts. Food safety protocol not followed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people, employees are not able to preform quality work. When it's closing time don't continue to serve customers.


  2. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Great co workers pay every week

    Cons

    Bad management bad scheduling always one checked after 8pm when it gets super busy union dues

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more staff

  3. "Dont reccomend"

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    Former Employee - Food Court in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Food Court in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very nice and friendly people work here. Most of the customers seemed nice as well. Nothing else to say

    Cons

    I did not like working there because of the low wages, too many demands and being constantly understaffed. Do not recommend.

    Advice to Management

    Salary raises, more staff on shift , more flexible hours and some benefits will help. Longer breaks would not heart as well.


  4. "Inside the Safeway markup world in retail"

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    Former Employee - Safeway Checker in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Safeway Checker in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safeway enforces inclusiveness before experience. All you have to do is show up and your part of the Safeway family.

    Cons

    My manager told me I was not hired by her. I was hired through a hiring scout Dora Messenger. Equality is hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to hardworking people trying to remove the stigma that is stated through your customers that the cashiers are stupid. I worked my butt off trying to get respect from customers but they insisted on cursing us out and running us over daily no less than a minimum of 5 customers out or 100 a day say this!


  5. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Night Stocker in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Night Stocker in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I found no positive reasons to work for Safeway let alone shop there.

    Cons

    Hostile work enviroment, Union workers are allow to abuse non union workers.

    Advice to Management

    Either hire all as union or none.


  6. "Terrible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The heath insurance isn't to bad.

    Cons

    They try and get you to work off the clock , ridiculous expectations. they treat employees very poorly. Pay is not keeping up with cost of living

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company before you run it into the ground.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here."

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    Former Employee - APC in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - APC in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were usually fun to be around

    Cons

    If you do your job well, you will be expected to do everyone elses job. If you are trained in multiple departments, be prepared to be thrown around and work all of them every day. If you want to work here, don't expect breaks because management wont give you them! Be prepared to be treated like you're useless even if you do your job well.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being lazy and hiding away in the back to not have to cashier or give breaks. Stop treating your staff like trash! Do your job!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Front End clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making new friends, meeting new people, learning new skills,

    Cons

    Management constantly changes, some people are rude both customers and employees, been threaten multiple times by customers, some mangers are strictly conceited and don't care about there employess

    Advice to Management

    Learn who your employees are and work with them don't yell or threaten and curse them out


  9. "I would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Food Clerk in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Food Clerk in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are paid on a weekly basis

    Cons

    Management is more concerned about cutting costs than serving customers. The union isn't any help either. By far the worst place I've ever worked. You work terrible hours and weekends.


  10. "not great"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Poulsbo, WA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Poulsbo, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway (More than a year)

    Pros

    i cant think of a single thing i gained from this job.

    Cons

    they only gave me 3 hour shifts, the managers were extremely unpleasant and uncoordinated, we were very understaffed and my very few coworkers would slack off constantly. i was treated like a child and management would consistently assume the worst of me.

    Advice to Management

    at my store, the management was appallingly poor. different management would send me in different directions at the same time, one telling me to take a break and the other telling me to move carts, and both of them ending up mad at me, whos just trying to do the job.


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