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Updated January 16, 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. Helpful (45)

    "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Aloha, OR
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Aloha, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The coworkers and regular customers helped make this job enjoyable.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations of what needed to be done with time, and help alotted. Schedule was always changing, and would't be completed in time. Shifts would be scheduled with very little time in between ( close one night off at 12:30, just to open the next morning.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with more respect and appreciation.


  2. "Pharmacist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Safeway is undergoing transition to a new computer system.

    Cons

    Often, the pharmacists on the weekend is working by themselves making it difficult to even us the bathroom. There is not much tech help even on the weekdays.

  3. "Great values"

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    Former Employee - Barista
    Former Employee - Barista

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

    Pros

    Hours and Good pay

    Cons

    Do not train to achieve expectations

    Advice to Management

    Training materials


  4. "A lot of work"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Low volume
    Beautiful pharmacy with vaccination room

    Cons

    Must know insurance billing
    Difficult to find coverage due to location


  5. "Store Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    They pay you fairly.Time off is good

    Cons

    employees are unhappy most of the time

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better


  6. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic and challenging. Broad range of analytics and analysis to drive the business forward. Flexibility and reasonable comp.

    Cons

    Tough grocery sector with additional competitors in the market. Dynamic change with Albertsons merger. That's about it.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customers are cool
    Coworkers are fun people
    Management is solid
    Promoted From Inside The Company

    Cons

    Minimum Wage For Courtesy Clerks
    Some Managers Wont Fire Lazy Workers That Need To Be Fired

    Advice to Management

    Fire Lazy Workers, Stop Giving Them So Many Chances

  8. "barista"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    ok starting pay, ok employee benefits, flexible hours and fairly conscientious management focusing on a positive guest experience and as well as a positive work environment for employees

    Cons

    typical employee voices of discontent


  9. "Great job while going to school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Works with schedule
    Various types of jobs

    Cons

    The pay could be better and management


  10. "Starbucks Barista"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for an entry position

    Cons

    No tips for the Starbucks baristas

    Advice to Management

    Allow baristas to make tips


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