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Safeway Reviews

Updated June 25, 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. "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


  2. "Good for high school job"

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    Current Employee - Produce in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Produce in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good flexible hours, decent pay

    Cons

    Some of the younger managers let the power go to their head. Take it with a grain of salt.


  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Market Experience in the grocery industry.

    Cons

    Minimum Advancement for internal management.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Union (Not Bakery Manager though, which is BS, but it is what it is)
    Fun Environment

    Cons

    Seems like just when you're getting used to and loving a store director they are transferred


  5. "Meat Cutter"

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    Former Employee - Meat Department Manager in Spokane Valley, WA
    Former Employee - Meat Department Manager in Spokane Valley, WA

    I worked at Safeway full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good wage and health insurance

    Cons

    Not enough help and the customer service program is crazy


  6. "It's a cool job"

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. The employees and management staff are very kind and approachable.

    Cons

    It's union and you have to pay weekly dues which are deducted from your paycheck.
    The pay is not that great but it pays the bills.


  7. "Service Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Good management team, healthy work environment

    Cons

    Disorganized product delivery from warehouse; low wages.

    Advice to Management

    15 cent increases every 6 months in nonsensical.


  8. "Not for me"

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    Former Employee - General Clerk in Woodburn, OR
    Former Employee - General Clerk in Woodburn, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, fast paced, close to home

    Cons

    Not enough hours, can get boring at times


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Always great to talk to customers who shop here all the time and get to know them.

    Cons

    The night shift is hard when you have young children and you spouse works during the day. You come home from work, get little sleep.

    Advice to Management

    When possible be mindful of how you speak to your employees during busy, frustrating times. People respond better when they are treated as an equal regardless of the job title/responsibility. It will help develop a team work type atmosphere.


  10. "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.


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