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Updated January 19, 2018
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  • Work life balance need improvement (in 101 reviews)

  • too much political with upper management (in 130 reviews)

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  1. "Not the worse retail groccery job out there"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Produce Helper Clerk in Port Angeles, WA
    Former Employee - Produce Helper Clerk in Port Angeles, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -health, dental, vision
    -Union
    - 5% name brands and 10% signature brands employee discount

    Cons

    My particular store had a toxic work environment from a few department supervisors and an assistant manger that ruled a "My way or the highway style" Lots of micro managing.
    -Not enough employees in rotation to cover sick days, called into work on days off
    -Under staffing
    -Expecting more than what is possible in a given time frame

    Advice to Management

    Institute a system to report supervisors to HR when store management ignores it the problem or allows it to slide.
    Teach Supervisors how to give constructive feedback instead of scolding and yelling as punishment.


  2. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Easy job. Discounts on food

    Cons

    Low pay. Have to wear an apron.

    Advice to Management

    Give pay raises based on performance

  3. "PIC"

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    Current Employee - Pic in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Pic in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a discount as an employee

    Cons

    Management of the company is crap

    Advice to Management

    Need more standard hours for employees


  4. "minor part time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible schedule, nice co workers, union

    Cons

    understaff, underpaid, some rude customers


  5. "3rd Person"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is an hourly position

    Cons

    bottom of the totem pole, you will work w/e schedule upper management deems necessary; mornings, days, evenings, graveyard.

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "From an All Purpose Clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - All Purpose Clerk in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - All Purpose Clerk in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Safeway allows you to obtain many benefits such as paid vacation and having a flexible schedule. There are also scholarship opportunities for those who work for Safeway.

    Cons

    If repetitive tasks are not for you, then reconsider.

    Advice to Management

    Management should treat its employees with fairness and respect, and thankfully they do that.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Coworkers are great, company management is incompetent."

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    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are generally great. Schedule is pretty flexible if you need it to be. (Just filling out the word limit now)

    Cons

    Basically, anybody above store level is incompetent and doesn’t have the slightest clue how to run a business. (More filler here)

  8. "Great first job"

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

    Pros

    Great job to get you through school, flexible hours, weekly paycheck

    Cons

    Low paying and not a lot of room for personal improvement


  9. "Corporate Employee"

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    Current Employee - Planning Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Planning Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good work-life balance, discounts

    Cons

    tons of 1 off reporting


  10. ".com shopper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and management that is helpful.

    Cons

    Not much room to move up.


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