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Safeway Washington Reviews

Updated 29 January 2016
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  • The "work life balance" does not exist at Safeway unless you are in corporate (in 68 reviews)

  • Upper management lack professional experience (in 82 reviews)

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  1. "Safeway"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floral Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Floral Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Seniority as time goes by.

    Cons

    Uneven pay scales due to unionization: merit doesn't matter, seniority does.

    Advice to Management

    Ummm, get rid of the union! Management is hand-picked from the ranks...hence why problems exist, in many cases. But, to be fair, there are a handful of managers who perform and care but are hindered by the system.


  2. "part time"

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

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

    Pros

    to get paid , to help people , make sure everything is going good for the customers

    Cons

    succed in your business and help me with better comunication

    Advice to Management

    im a good worker and i will help you gain more costumers


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Courtesy Clerk"

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


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  5. "This company will use you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Night Stocker in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Head Night Stocker in Washington, DC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good part time job if you don't plan on working there long

    Cons

    They will use you until they can't anymore management doesn't know what it's doing.

    Advice to Management

    Work more for the employees and not yourself


  6. "this was a place where you could make a living, now it's just a joke"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seafood Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Seafood Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I got paid well under older contract

    Cons

    Had to many bosses , to much paper work, worked with terrible people .

    Advice to Management

    Treat people how you want to be treated


  7. "Stocker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Washington, DC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not worth mentioning this job sucks.

    Cons

    Not worth working here unless you been there sense 2008 or earlier

    Advice to Management

    Treat the best workers them being the part timers the same as the as the slackers them being the full time employee


  8. "Depr specialist"

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Safeway (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    pay well good benefits good vacation time

    Cons

    Too much work nasty DM's Too little help

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to work hard be disrespected experience racism work every day,


  10. "stocker"

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

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

    Pros

    Union and vacation east for transportation

    Cons

    No hours store needs consistency On management and relating to Associates

    Advice to Management

    give more hours a support associates Help with being a team


  11. "N/A"

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



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