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Safeway Washington Reviews

Updated March 3, 2017
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  1. "More hours would get better results!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bakery Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Bakery Manager in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits,If you have been there a while.The customers really appreciate the way we provide excellent customer service,they appreciate us.

    Cons

    The amount of work in the time allowed.If everyone is not working to there full potential the job is very difficult everyone needs to be a team player.Remember our customers are why we have a job!

    Advice to Management

    Add more hours to the stores so that we may better serve the customers while keeping our depts looking presentable.Stop trying to make all the stores so uniform, different areas sell different items.Our differences are what makes people shop around.


  2. "courtesy clerk"

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    be because it a good place to work at

    Cons

    nice people to work with

  3. "my job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I love helping people. I am good with talking and conversation with people and leading them in the right direction people need to be in.

    Cons

    working with people with bad attitudes I try to stay away from those employees the best way I can.

    Advice to Management

    am here to help. I would be one of the best employees that the manager have on his or her team.


  4. "N/A"

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

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

    Pros

    safeway comprehensive benefits are part of a total compensation package that helps you today and helps you plan actively for tomorrow.

    Generally, the benefits listed below are for non-retail store employees. Retail store employee benefit offerings vary by location. Our part-time employees are also eligible for benefit packages.

      Safeway is a good company to work for. It all depends on which store you work for on how many hours you get per week. The company has come a long way from when they where paying minimum wage. If you looking for a job that with give you experience and over work you. Than come to Safeway. Plz know that certain departments you will be busy from the time you clock in to the time you get off. Slightly above minimum wage - Opportunities for benefits after a period of time - Summer/Student job - *Some* of the customers are cool

    Cons

    Pay does not match with what you are asked to do. Not willing to promote the right people for the right job. Since the new management has arrived they are to busy patting themselves on the back for something we accomplished before they stepped in.AlsoSalaries start low and go up very slowly. Not much say on what shifts are giving to the employee.Difficult to get hours/schedule that is decent. Working part time? Get ready for 20 hours per week (or less) of 4 hour shifts per day. - "The customer is always right" mentality is a great policy for the store, but terrible for the human-cog having to deal with people face to face. You'll learn how bitter and spiteful some customers are when standing up for yourself will cost you your job. - There are 3 types of employees at Safeway. That hate their job, those that are on their way to hating their job, and those that have been there so long they've just accepted it. - The Safeway company culture cult. Its a pervasive force in working at Safeway, and they really hammer it home during training. The 3rd type of employees are usually fully bought in.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and get to know and understand your new staff. Trying to manage via the phone or email does not work. You have a lot of good people who have worked really hard and have the passion that you asked for please stop and look what you have in front of you instead of trying to fix what was not broken. I think Albertsons needed to fix their own house before they destroyed Safeway and


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Place to Work"

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    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.


  7. "Over all product availability and customer svc"

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    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. "Depr specialist"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Courtesy Clerk"

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    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.


  10. "Instructor"

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    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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