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Safeway Seattle Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  • On salary, expect little work life balance (in 86 reviews)

  • Upper management lack professional experience (in 105 reviews)

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  1. "Safeway experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff and positive work atmosphere

    Cons

    I cant think of any


  2. "I like Safeway"

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    Current Employee - Baker in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Baker in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love to work in this place.

    Cons

    None. I really cn't find any if you are ready and willing to work on your work time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. "Been working for Safeway for ages"

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    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    It's a good company to work for with benefits and a great pay.

    Cons

    Not much of life. You have to have open availability and must be able to work weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people to staff the stores.


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  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Not very flexible hours for students.

    Advice to Management

    Work on getting better at working around students schedules or don't hire them at all.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Retail grocery"

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    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to advance
    Overtime opportunities
    Co-workers generally have good team mentality
    You can climb as high as your ambitions if you put in time and work

    Cons

    It's retail, most have split days off,
    Shift times vary
    pay is mediocre
    Married to the job
    Turn over is high
    Bottom line is all that matters


  7. "Very unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Checker/Stocker in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Checker/Stocker in Federal Way, WA

    Pros

    I worked at Safeway for over a year and there really wasn't many pros. Some of the employees were friendly and if you work a certain amount of hours you get health insurance/dental which was nice.

    Cons

    Where do I start. The management sucked, they were very cocky and condescending to almost everyone and people were quitting left and right. The wage was low and people who had worked there for 4 years or more hadn't even gotten a raise. Only managers get bonuses and there's no holiday rewards, gifts, or anything. I worked several holidays and never got anything in return, and they even tried to cheat me out of my time and a half.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like corporate jerks and look around you.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Don't ever work here! There is a reason why it's also known as "Slaveway"."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Gig Harbor, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Gig Harbor, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are lucky you may get some nice coworkers. Other than that, it's a waste of time and money. I had to pay $167 out my own checking account to the union, and that money was lost on me! I have nothing to show for it.

    Cons

    They treat you like dirt. I was hired in October 2016 as a part time employee and then the week of Christmas they had me work 46 hours and I was forced to work Christmas Day with NO HOLIDAY PAY! Then 1 day before my probation period was up, they laid me off. They told me and two others who were hired around the same time that they no longer needed me! Where did my union dues go?!?!

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect employees!!!!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It was okay."

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, interesting, fun. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Strict management. Management sometimes not cohesive. Management looks down on some employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer.


  10. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lynnwood, WA

    I worked at Safeway (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay once you get to journeyman, flexible schedule, a good part time job for college age

    Cons

    It takes almost six years to get up to a journeyman level and a great pay scale. Boring to stand at one place a check out groceries

    Advice to Management

    Maybe don't have the pay schedule stretched out so long so you can maintain some good employees instead of them having to wait so long for a decent wage.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Starbucks Kiosk in Safeway"

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    Former Employee - Barista in University Place, WA
    Former Employee - Barista in University Place, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many location transfer options. Good intro to new baristas.

    Cons

    Very bad management overall. Was told to "get a tougher skin" when I told upper management that one of their other managers was harassing me.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they are all telling you they have a problem with one specific person.



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