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Safeway Seattle Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Work life balance need improvement (in 98 reviews)

  • Unrealistic work loads from upper management (in 124 reviews)

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  1. "Fractured"

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    Former Employee - Seafood in Poulsbo, WA
    Former Employee - Seafood in Poulsbo, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of good people. Tremendous skills. Fast paced mindfulness AIDS in daily.

    Cons

    A few bad department managers. Over looked skillsets. Little positive feedback. Hangover from disgruntled Albertsons

    Advice to Management

    Review turnover in specific positions. There were 8 people before me in two years at the particular position. Unrealistic task assignments for hours allowed. Stupid, all the long term employees could see and would agree with this situation.


  2. "Decent pay in Seattle"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Training is quick. Plenty of opportunities for hours with an open schedule.

    Cons

    Benefits are nearly impossible to earn because the company does an excellent job of keeping the majority of their employees under full-time hours.

  3. "Fuel station manger"

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    Former Employee - Recieption Work in Lakewood, WA
    Former Employee - Recieption Work in Lakewood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my job. I love to interaction with new people

    Cons

    Highing and firing i did not like

    Advice to Management

    Choose carefully


  4. "Had the nicest manager in the world. I worked in produce."

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    Former Employee - Produce Helper Clerk in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Produce Helper Clerk in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Breaks, given good privileges for working hard, great staff at the Safeway I worked at, working early I could get off early on holidays.

    Cons

    Early hours sometimes, not always as many hours as I'd like, lazy coworkers to where I felt like I was working harder than most


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Sammamish, WA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Sammamish, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice staff (At times).

    Cons

    Management. I don't know what else to, just simply bad management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employee's like slaves.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ridiculous"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy/Helper Clerk in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Courtesy/Helper Clerk in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Not hard work
    Ability to schedule time off

    Cons

    Management will cut hours if minimum wage is raised
    Seniority is based on hire date rather than experience
    Management doesn't fire employees that do not work
    Makes underage employees clean up needles/sharps
    Most narcissistic customers I've ever met

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees like they are slaves to the customers and have some respect for the employees.


  7. "Fine work lie to me about hours"

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Edmonds, WA
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in Edmonds, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Easy work don't really have to do any hard work yeah yeah you can just be there for your job

    Cons

    No hours I tell them I'd like more hours I work hard and still don't get themyeah yeah yeah yeah

    Advice to Management

    Give hours

  8. "Pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Sammamish, WA
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Sammamish, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Don't get me wrong Safeway is a great Company byitself and the hour are great and everything else is great

    Cons

    The only con I have for the whole company is the dress code is just super formal like I understand formal is good but sometimes it could just be work casual can be good too i like the days were you could dress down for once


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Little training, bossy management"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger in Issaquah, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helped get enough experience to get a much better job elsewhere.

    Cons

    Had to join a union which took money out of my already low paycheck. Bad hours. Got thrown in with no training except for a few videos they expect you to memorize immediately. No support from management, once I was out on the floor I relied on (already overworked) fellow employees for guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't overwork your courtesy clerks and cashiers.


  10. "RIP Video Rental"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Bainbridge Island, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Bainbridge Island, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mandatory white collar shirt policy tricked people into respecting me

    Cons

    They didn't train me and then got mad when I made mistakes

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees, please.


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