Bookkeeper/Office Manager (Former Employee), Tustin, CA – August 30, 2014
Pros: working every day
Cons: working every day
In a typical day, I arrive and check the schedule, organize my workload, collect all the money from the registers, enter all required information into the computer, and prepare for the store opening that morning. After that, I make myself available for other tasks such as relabeling prices, stocking shelves, and set up links for discount products. I – more... learned to be organized and productive for the limited time I had to do many things. I work well with other people and get along with everybody. I enjoy a challenge and the teamwork required to get the job done. The hardest part of the job is to get everything done on schedule as there was a lot to get done. The most enjoyable part of the job was the accomplishment of succeeding each day with the things on my schedule. – less
Worker (Former Employee), Corporate – August 27, 2014
Pros: 8 hours jobs, 1 or 1/2 hours lunch
Cons: no free lunch.
Management at corporate level is always on top of their roll making sure the workers level are being treated fairly and have proper tools to do their job.. Plant management is different, each plant has its own team, some are better than the others.
Customer Service Associate and Floral Specialist (Former Employee), Long Reach, MD – August 27, 2014
The entire front end of the store was fired due to a teenager faking coupons, and the store itself was being closed down. However, they did not warn any of the employees aside from management about the closure.
Accounting Clerk IV (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – August 25, 2014
Pros: co-workers, pot lucks and activities for employees
- Processed daily billings for vendor promotions - Customer service - Researched prior years billing - Fun and enjoyable co-workers, was like a second family - Enjoyed the company appreciation of employees and pot lucks
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Merced, CA – August 24, 2014
a typical day at work was just running 4 different machines and doing other coworkers work. i learned how to run and operate 4 machines. management was unprofessional. my coworkers were people who were rude and unprofessional and were not good with teamwork. the hardest part of the job was the scheduling. it would change like everyday and we were treated – more... like slaves. i didnt enjoy it at all. – less
Cake Decorator (Former Employee), Hilo, HI – August 22, 2014
Pros: lunch break was at least 15 minutes
Cons: no cons
I learned that supervisors can be very manageable. Most enjoyable part of working there was, is that we could go on breaks and talk stories with our co workers from the same department or from different departments. We could get along with each other. Manager is very kind. Hardest part of the job is of how they explained of how hard it is just to make – more... the product(s) in less within 5-10 minutes, but it took me couple days just to get things right. – less
Checker and Starbucks Clerk (Former Employee), Anthem, AZ – August 22, 2014
Pros: various benefits, weekly payment
Cons: you very much feel like a drone, scheduling is awful, benefits take a long time to kick in
As far as places to work are concerned, Safeway probably is about par for the course for your typical large chain grocery store. Many of it's policies might have been progressive fifty years ago, but it seems that little in the way of updating those policies has taken place since then. It is very much a place where one goes, does their work, and then – more... leaves, with very little in the way of workplace solidarity.
I would say that management at my particular store was poor. There were three managers, and as far as I could tell there was the Manager, Assistant Manager, and Assistant Assistant Manager. The only one who I would say visibly performed management duties well was the Assistant Assistant Manager. She was approachable and could be relied upon to deal with situations that arose. The other two felt very much like Pointy-Haired Bosses by comparison.
Most of the people you work with are fine and good, but the style of the workplace really discourages even the mildest of fraternization. As such it tends to reward people who are more self-serving. It would be a far stretch to call it a friendly work environment.
The benefits, if you manage to work there for the rather lengthy requisite time to reap them, are alright. Much of what you have to work with feels very outdated, and there is not a lot of room with which to facilitate growth or improvement. Scheduling problems abound, and the majority of workplace interactions involved fixing those.
In all it's a place to work, and really all it requires is a warm body. For the most part it is probably not that bad, and my experience has to do with a single store. – less