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Safeway Washington Reviews

Updated December 31, 2016
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Pros
  • Very good work/life balance for someone with family (in 101 reviews)

  • If you work there for a long enough period of time, you will earn good benefits (in 110 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance need improvement (in 93 reviews)

  • Some of the upper management is two faced (in 113 reviews)

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  1. "Overnight Cashier"

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


  2. "Retail"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. "Instructor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - U S Army Sergeant First Class E7 in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - U S Army Sergeant First Class E7 in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the team concept in training and will miss the long hours at work.

    Cons

    Conflictive leadership at the higher level, unsure on many occasions what the standards were or how to achieve them.

    Advice to Management

    Cross talk and professional courtesy go a long way, try it sometime


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    "Courtesy Clerk"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, fast paced, never a dull moment. Managers are very understanding and don't hesistate to step in when we are busy.

    Cons

    Schedule changes constantly. Some co-workers have drama but just try to avoid it and do the job you get paid to do and you'll be fine.


  6. "Depr specialist"

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

    I have been working at Safeway (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Straight 8 hrs ot paid for more than 8 hrs

    Cons

    No bonus available for this position

    Advice to Management

    Competitive pay


  7. "Over all product availability and customer svc"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Safeway 2808 is one of the best grocery chains I've have pleasure of working for or shopping at

    Cons

    Some of the employees can at time appear unhappy with their job

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the hard work and dedication put forth by all employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Safeway has always done well with the benefits offered to the employees. Continuing to do so has been a benefit to all. What Steve Burd is doing with our health care benefits is fantastic. He is offering those that lead a healthy lifestyle a lower insurance premium. It's an innovative notion. The work life balance is good with Safeway. Upper management (at least those I've worked for) are very good about allowing that balance.

    Cons

    Occassionally long hours and the negative attitudes of some management personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Just keep in mind that we are all people and need to operate the business.


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