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Great first job out of high school. Learned a lot.

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Former Employee - Helper Clerk in Spokane, WA (US)
Former Employee - Helper Clerk in Spokane, WA (US)

I worked at Safeway part-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great place to gain experience.

Cons

Pretty much everyone in the store makes minimum wage.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    safeway breaks labor laws daily by forcing hourly management to work thru breaks and lunches

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    used to be stability! (people have to eat). its all about dividends to stockholders and bonuses to upper level management. you have to fight to get paid time off and if you get sick you can and will be reduced to part time status.

    Cons

    its all about dividends to stockholders and bonuses to upper level management. you have to fight to get paid time off and if you get sick you can and will be reduced to part time status. if I didnt have 20 yrs with them I would leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    re-structure and get rid of the dead weight holding this company back and staff the stores like competitors do. secret shoppers are the biggest inside joke in denver div. 2nd place goes to the district managers. there are some very good store managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A step back in time

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

    I have been working at Safeway full-time

    Pros

    Easy to leave by 6pm. Little expectation to take work home with you. Everyone needs food so the business is less impacted by recessions than some companies.

    Cons

    Old school business philosophies (including a policy against working from home). Lots of politics. Lots of bueaucracy. Rewarded for putting in the time, not fo rmaking a contribution. Little interest in new ideas and especially not from positions below director.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a lot of great people. Learn to listen to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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