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Safeway San Leandro Reviews

Updated January 6, 2017
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San Leandro, CA

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Pros
  • Very good work/life balance for someone with family (in 101 reviews)

  • Good Benefits and nice office location (in 106 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance need improvement (in 91 reviews)

  • benefits and constant change in upper management (in 110 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in San Leandro, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good Pay and Fair raises thanks to the union contract, Ability to move up or out of departments.

    Cons

    Not scheduling enough help, Management forgot how to treat people with respect at times, Favoritism by management at times, inconsistent scheduling at times


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good for high school students"

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    Former Employee - Safeway - Starbucks Barista in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Safeway - Starbucks Barista in San Leandro, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    for those who can afford what the union takes out of their checks, the benefits are ok.

    Cons

    The hours are varied and on the low end. organization is terrible. employees are not treated with respect.

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees better and not like they're expendable and maybe so many people wouldn't quit on you and actually stay with the company because it's getting old.


  3. "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Leandro, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, Nice friendly people, Competitive salary, Easy commute for me. They provides a gym to employees. And the café was nice with good healthy food options.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement in the design department. So for years you stayed at the same level, with only a 3% raise each year. No bonuses, even at Christmas. Safeway was bought by Albertsons. Albertson's outsources it's design dept. So We all were let go.

    Advice to Management

    Wish there was more communication in the strategic planning, felt out of the loop.


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  5. "n/a"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in San Leandro, CA

    Pros

    none they were really horrible

    Cons

    they were a really bad company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Job I Ever Had"

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in San Leandro, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Safeway (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There were no pros associated with this job.

    Cons

    Exceptionally bad management of the deli department. Actually, it seemed that the situation was so bad that most of the store managers avoided the deli altogether. Was not provided required safety equipment. Food safety practices were often violated. Store manager was awful.

    Advice to Management

    Actually, provide management and training.


  7. "Stressful, but worth it!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Desk in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Desk in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great medical benefits and company brand discount! Fun environment and lots of room for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Often times you end up working off the clock to finish tasks, NO overtime allowed. This was my personal experience anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Cross train *everyone*! Everyone should have the knowledge of working in at least one other department. This will eliminate overtime/ people working off the clock, as well as help out tremendously in every department in the event of call-outs.


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