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Safeway Reviews

Updated June 22, 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)

Cons
  • Work life balance need improvement (in 94 reviews)

  • Unrealistic work loads from upper management (in 115 reviews)

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  1. "Inside the Safeway markup world in retail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. "Great job for someone who hates sitting in an office."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deployment Technician in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Deployment Technician in Clackamas, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic job, never the same.

    Cons

    Lower pay than desired, a lot of unknown schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to feedback from your employees.

  3. "Fuel Station Attendant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Work by yourself most of the time and pretty easy... stays busy so days go by fast.

    Cons

    Favoritism and flat-out high school type drama.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job.


  4. "Poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Terrible place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "The truth about my store"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Clerk II (Cashier) in Peyton, CO
    Current Employee - Production Clerk II (Cashier) in Peyton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It pays the bills and i love my customers

    Cons

    I can work 14+days straght no one bats an eye they are slow to move you up but quick to hire off the street
    Under appreciated
    A hand full of coworkers who dont respect your space

    Advice to Management

    Value the opinions of your staff a little more consider liveing people up before hireing new people and think things thru fully dont understand us then expect us not to have lines


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Was a Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Pension, Insurance, Nice Campus

    Cons

    After Buyout no one was considered on their merits. You were either "IN" or OUT. Upper Management played favorites, without regard to one's abilty.

    Advice to Management

    Never discount dedicated employees because you don't care for them.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "CAN'T GIVE ANYONE THE TRUTH"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk in Kelso, WA
    Former Employee - Clerk in Kelso, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for Safeway for almost 2 years, I love the people I worked with and miss them always. Great learning experience and Fast paced.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management is two faced! Promise you one thing and do another. Front end management is lazy just likes to bark orders to look important instead of helping out in a rush.

    Advice to Management

    Watch who you put in management/ supervisor roles most of them are quite lazy.


  9. "Stressful but decent pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Starbucks Department Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Starbucks Department Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is nice for a student. You get some support from upper management. Most of the customers are wonderful.

    Cons

    Management will fire your employees with no notice and drag their feet at finding you replacements. They won't help you if you have broken equipment, they don't care if you're struggling, they won't help you discipline employees.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees, I would have stayed if there was more support.


  10. "assistant manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    not family focused takes longer to promote

    Advice to Management

    be more family oriented


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