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

  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
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. Good working environment. Needs better pay. Medical benefits nice.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk

    I have been working at Safeway part-time

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

    Pros

    It is a union job, so your rights are protected. i.e.. Getting breaks, getting paid for "all of your hours," treated with respect etc.

    Cons

    The coorporate policies are disconnected from reality. For example, you need to fill out safety observations where you comment on another employee working safely. It has become something that management just wants you to get done so they can fill a quota. They don't care if you pretend that you really observed something.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to spend more time in stores rather than just coming up with new policies. It would be nice if the Union came by more often. We do pay them $100 a month.

  2. Great place to work if you enjoy corporate bureaucracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Coeur d'Alene, ID (US)
    Current Employee - Food Clerk in Coeur d'Alene, ID (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great co-workers, ability to move up if you're the corporate type, good job if you prefer part-time work, customer-focused culture, highly ethical corporate values.

    Cons

    Limited work/life balance due to the nature of the business, can be very stressful at times, highly repetitive work, physically demanding work, investment in employees and hours can be very lean at various times during the year.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate wasteful spending on promotional materials, paper use and analyze the business need of many positions, such as VPs, DMs and merchandisers.

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