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Safeway Reviews

Updated 11 April 2015
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  1. courtesy clerk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    be because it a good place to work at

    Cons

    nice people to work with

  2. About what is expected from a mediocre grocery chain.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Assistant Store Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - First Assistant Store Manager in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They will pay you accordingly. Work life balance depends on store location. Bonus opportunities depend on store location as well.

    Cons

    You will have to earn every penny. Unrealistic expectations. Some days will leave you wanting to pull your hair out.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to requests from associates. Too cut throat. Take the time to remember where you came from. Sales, sales, sales aren't all that matter.

  3. Full of changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LP Investigator in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - LP Investigator in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Safeway

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hands off and not milo to managed

    Cons

    Communication was lacking sometimes within department

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  5. Safeway is the safe way to make an honest wage

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Clerk in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Food Clerk in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Although many of my peers could not believe that I would work for a grocery store, I found the experience to be liberating on many levels.

    Cons

    Some of my coworkers were unscrupulous thieves, but that's to be expected in this sort of economic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Sometimes confusing and humiliating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    other employees are nice and sometimes helpful

    Cons

    management is confused and not communicating clearly. they don't know if they want speed or customer service. need more training.

    Advice to Management

    train the management. educate on customer service to other employees. stop being so anal about speed. can't have both speed and customer service. tell management to stop belitting employees in front of customers. fix the equipment in the store and get the rest of the employees to do their job so that customers don't have to wait and wait in line because of wrong pricing or equipment that keeps breaking down.

  7. Driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time Driver in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Full Time Driver in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Pay with raise every quarter

    Cons

    Need to upgrade the material and too much red tapes. Been working with the same old truck that are sometimes unsafe and need maintenance.

    Advice to Management

    If you are a driver then you would driver for your all life there pretty much no promotion that's just not fair for anyone who wants a career.

  8. Safeway is great company that encourages their employees to grow in the career and in life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The customs are great. The work staff has a great sense of teamwork.

    Cons

    The amount of hours is not enough.

    Advice to Management

    Show a little compassion about their employees.

  9. Long hours and poor senior management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary. Decent benefits. Some locations are great.

    Cons

    Long hours. Low quality of employees. Some locations are bad.

    Advice to Management

    It's OK to be positive and praise your employees every once and awhile.

  10. Helpful (1)

    30+ years with company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Secure job with average benefits.

    Cons

    Hires store management from outside sources (other business types and no experience military) and gives them better stores than seasoned managers.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within fairly and stop hiring outside middle management with no experience and paying them higher wages than seasoned employees.

  11. Poor District Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Management in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Received a pay check every week.

    Cons

    District Manager had no personality, it's all about who you know. Poor training. Two faced environment. Impossible bonus structure.

    Advice to Management

    Get a good training program, teach district managers to be equal with managers. Far too many audits

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