Safeway Canada Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2021

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3.6
63%
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Safeway Canada President and COO Chuck Mulvenna
Chuck Mulvenna
112 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great team environment, flexible hours(in 17 reviews)

  • "good pay, not much stress, unionized(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lack of hours for part-time employees(in 17 reviews)

  • "minimum wage, union, sometimes few hours(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to start

      Sep 15, 2021 - Cashier 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Coworkers, nice management, friendly staff, flexible schedule

      Cons

      The customers were probably the worst part since some of them could be mean.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place but minimum wage

      Sep 13, 2021 - Clerk - Sales and Service Associate in Thunder Bay, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nice people to work with. Not busy as Walmart. Health benefits for part-timers as well.

      Cons

      Wages are not great and no sick leaves for part-timers

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      A good place to work.

      Sep 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, good colleagues and good hours.

      Cons

      Bad management, working holidays and working weekends.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Ok

      Sep 17, 2021 - Manager in Terrace, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Wage as a Manger is ok. Bonus for management.

      Cons

      Union is horrible. Would not recommend working at safeway.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good but no future

      Aug 30, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Winnipeg, MB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Secure job, friendly, union membership, organized.

      Cons

      poor salary, no chance for being full time except managers.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      It was okay working here

      Sep 13, 2021 - Pharmacist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Less workload compared to other chains

      Cons

      Reducing individual hours - cutting all hours of pharmacy staff I saw many pharmacists let go without good reason Growing expectations from headoffice without compensation

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not good enough pay for the work hours

      Sep 10, 2021 - Clerk In Charge in New Westminster, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good OT pay since 95% of the shifts needed OT.

      Cons

      Short staffed Shifts ended late nights around 1-1:30 am after starting at 2pm

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Entry Level Job

      Aug 24, 2021 - Meat/Seafood Clerk in Dryden, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Almost always something to do. You're working with your hands a lot and there is quite a bit of variety in your day to day tasks. It's actually quite a fun job and I've learned some good life skills here.

      Cons

      I feel some of us younger guys are treated in a biased manner, as compared to the veteran workers. This may be seen as a normal thing, but it gets to be quite ridiculous sometimes. Also, at my particular store, there are some people who have broken the store policies many times, and have not gotten so much as a write-up.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Nice starter job

      Sep 3, 2021 - Clerk in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Customer service experience and possible inventory management

      Cons

      Fairly repetitive and tasks can be very mundane

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      treatment of staff

      Aug 26, 2021 - Clerk in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible, scheduling, Staff have better chance because of the Union.

      Cons

      The "older" staff that have made a life long career out of Safeway, could use some sensitivity training, and training on how to speak with staff. There is a perception that young staff are ignorant or not knowledgeable about labour standards and they are often taken advantage of. There were many times I could have complained to the union, but honestly the problem is lack of education and training for some of the staff, who have been working there for 30 years because they started part time and only advance in their positions because of years of service.

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