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Safeway Washington Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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  • Work life balance need improvement (in 98 reviews)

  • too much political with upper management (in 126 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full time, employee benefits, paid vacation, discounts, free employee items, raises, management supportive , company cares about employees friendly staff.

    Cons

    Customers can sometimes be harsh. Lazy employees. 5 dollar Fridays sometimes people take advantage using coupons as well to get the item for free basically but it's against policy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work


  2. "Store director"

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    Current Employee - Director, Store Management in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director, Store Management in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay is it. I can't think of anything else. Nothing else is good. They manage by threats and do not give much positive feedback.

    Cons

    No consideration for family life. Upper management and supervision speaks down to employees. Nothing positive to report as far as working there.

    Advice to Management

    Employees work for you. You do not own them! Stop managing by threats

  3. "Overnight Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Positive interactions with my community and it helps me pay for school.

    Cons

    The cuts on hours infers with my ability to pay for school.


  4. "SoSo place to work part-time"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with schedules unless its a holiday.

    Cons

    Sonority place a huge role when wanting hours or time off.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair across the board.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pharmacy Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love my coworkers at my store- great community.

    Cons

    Low pay and many tasks to meet company quotas.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink how pharmacy technician hours are given per store. Everything is numbers based- what about research asking social science questions to better determine store needs.


  6. "Retail"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Clerk Cashier in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Food Clerk Cashier in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway part-time

    Pros

    Paid weekly and employee benifits are good

    Cons

    Its Retail hour varies , need to return under former union contract

    Advice to Management

    To encrease employee encouragement to excel


  7. "Good to hold on."

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    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Washington, DC

    Pros

    I think the hours are good. pay by the hour min wage.

    Cons

    They cut your hours down at the end of the mouth.

    Advice to Management

    They are pretty on time with there job there aways there in the food store.

  8. "Not to pleased"

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    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ok to work for, but really dont hive that many hours

    Cons

    Not very friendly people, can be very unprofessional at times.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Deli clerk"

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Co workers are very helpful, lots of experience people.

    Cons

    The rude customers, not having enough help sometimes,


  10. "Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Grocery Store Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Grocery Store Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Security, flexibility, insurance , people friendly

    Cons

    Be mindful of employee Manuel rules

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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