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Deli Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee), CARMEL,CA THE BARN YARDNovember 18, 2014
Pros: i liked being the deli clerk/good hours/pay
Cons: the manager was bad
I HAD TROUBLE WITH THE MANAGER JOE MAGUEL.I SAID HI FRANKENSTEIN ON HALLOWEEN AND HE FIRED ME TO ANOTHER EMPLOYEE SERGIO.WE ALWAYS JOKE WITH EACH OTHER. THE UNION DID NOT SEEM TO HELP ME FIGHT FOR MY JOB.THEY WOULD NOT EVEN TRANSFER ME TO ANOTHER STORE.I HAD PERFECT ATTENDENTS.I REPORTED HIM TO THE FBI IN WASHINGTON D.C.THANK YOU...
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Overall, the corporation was trying to puruse into becoming a neighborhood grocery store so everybody in the valley would see how nice the store is.
Cashier (Former Employee), PhoenixNovember 17, 2014
Pros: i got free samples from all of the departments.
Cons: short breaks
Safeway was my first job and in the beginning. I thought it was a very nice environment working with customers at the best of my ability. I learned a lot of new things and worked in different departments in the grocery store. The things that I learned at Safeway, helped me for jobs in the future. When I would go in for my shift, the day would go by – more... so fast because of how hard I was working. The managers were real lenient with the employees making sure everything was getting done. The thing I liked most about working at Safeway was helping customers, working hard and making different foods. – less
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lots of stores
World Class Shopper (Former Employee), Portland, ORNovember 17, 2014
Okay to work for
modern computer interface
nice people
poor communication from management
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horrible place to work
Cake Decorator/Baker (Former Employee), Fallon, NVNovember 17, 2014
Cons: too many cons
management is horrible they dont hire enough people so they expect the work of 3 people done by one person you get yelled at for being a couple min overtime because you had to do the work of 3 people every day for little pay because safeway is a stingy company! horrible benefits
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challenging
Courtesy Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee), Littleton, CONovember 17, 2014
Pros: scheduled breaks
Cons: shorthanded on staff for certain positions
Its a very stressful work environment. There is favoritism among the boss and certain employees. I learned you really cant trust peoples words unless you have it in writing. I got along with almost all my co-workers, the only reason I didn't get along with some was because of how they were talking to me and treating me. The hardest part of the job is – more... cleaning up after people in the restrooms. It will take 35 min for me to clean each bathroom every day. On bad days it would take up to 1hr for each bathroom to be cleaned. The part I enjoyed the most is stocking the candy and cigarettes. – less
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over all a good place to work if you move up.
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee), flagstaffNovember 17, 2014
Pros: okay money, good people, being part of a family
Cons: long hours, no help, lots of poor planning
There is no typical day at work in the retail business.
I learned that to advance quickly you need to work as hard as you can and show value.
The management team is a strong team. from my experience they play to much favoritism.
the environment is wonderful with all of the employees becoming a family.
the hardest part of the job is having no hours to – more... get the work complete.
The most enjoyable pare of my job is working with so many different people. – less
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nice
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee), washington, dcNovember 17, 2014
Days at work I learn a lot because I wanna make sure I get around the whole store to learn more about the place I work at, working with my co workers always threat them like were family. there's really no hard part of working at my store.
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Great benefits and people
Bookkeeper (Current Employee), Cameron Park, CANovember 14, 2014
I love the people I work with an for but the little pay is not worth it
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excellent management
Front End Manager/Cashier (Former Employee), Juneau, AKNovember 14, 2014
fast paced customer oriented retail sales business
learned management skills
handeling confidential communications
good co-workers
love working with the public
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Productive and positive workplace
G.M Clerk (Current Employee), Bakersfield, CANovember 14, 2014
Pros: recognition with reward
I am a main closer, working mostly 12-9 shifts, so my duties involve; stocking, heavy lifting, withstanding extreme temperatures, practicing safety, food preparations, customer service, working well with others, cashier, cleaning, and keeping a positive attitude. Vons has a very positive atmosphere, all employees are very friendly and helpful. Their – more... attitudes are very contagious creating an enjoyable work environment. I've learned that the attitude you exude can change attitudes of those around you. Vons also likes to see their employees succeed and they provide all employees opportunity to advance by cross training them if desired and also motivate them to do so. There still are sorts of challenges Vons employees face every day, but as long as you do everything in your power to help coworkers and customers, with a smile, those challenges are easily overcame. – less
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Productive friendly environment to work for
Courtesy Clerk/Cashier (Current Employee), Roseville, CANovember 13, 2014
Pros: the people and the environment
Cons: schedule some times
Work is always pretty productive, plenty to do and never really a dull moment especially during the holidays, i also enjoy the people i work with, i try to get along with my fellow coworkers, and i like being around the customer as well.
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Fun place to pay for bills.
Starbucks Barista/Acting Manager (Former Employee), Southlake, TXNovember 13, 2014
Pros: fellow employees, good hours, decent pay
Cons: had to shave
I worked for Safeway for 2 years just about and it was a great experience. The management was prompt but nice, and my fellow employees were great. The only con was having to shave which really isn't even bad.
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Good Work but Bad Team
Grocery Store Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee), Goodyear, AZNovember 12, 2014
Pros: simple work, nice music
Cons: short breaks, low pay, poor training
The work in itself here was simple enough, but the team was dreadful. Management didn't train very well. They just showed you videos and expected you to do everything perfectly the first time. And they don't advise you or try to help you succeed. Breaks weren't very long for how taxing on your physical health the work is.
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Prodductive and fun workplace
Courtesy Clerk/ Checker (Current Employee), Fort Lupton, CONovember 12, 2014
This is a great job I come to work and it changes to a great day being able to talk to all of the customers and my co-workers and managers are awesome and very caring.
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Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee), Show Low, AZNovember 12, 2014
I really enjoyed pushing the carts great exercise and get to be outside. interacting with customers from a small town was a lot of fun too.
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Challenging Environment for IT
Data Engineer V (Current Employee), Phoenix AZNovember 12, 2014
Handle user requests for storage. Ensure appropriate requisitions are done in a timely process.

Participate in many various projects.
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Always busy and something new
Regional Pharmacy Manager (Current Employee), Lanham, MDNovember 12, 2014
Safeway is a good company to work for. A lot of progress in my field. Learned great lessons in management. Great co-workers. Hardest part of the job is current situation with merger. Bit shaky and everyone on edge.
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I enjoyed working for VONS.
Meat Cleark (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CANovember 12, 2014
Pros: employee food bonuses.
Cons: yes only 30 min. lunches for always busy days
It was a family and team work atmosphere, there was a constant learning of different merchandise on the floor. My manager Gus was very respectful and patient with us I enjoyed working for him. The hardest of coarse was always inventory especially in the freezer's. The most enjoyable part was meeting new people and making them happy with the preparation – more... of their meats and seeing how they loved my Ceviche ! – less
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32 year career
Office Manger (Former Employee), Douglas, AZNovember 11, 2014
Pros: health ins.
Each morning would come in and balance out all cashiers for the previous day. Balance safe, prepare all cash and check deposits Get ready for days work. Line up all cashiers and courtesy clerks for assigned shifts. Worked customer service counter. Sold lottery tickets and money orders. Did an enormous amount of Western Union money transfers. Helped – more... customers with any problems they may have. Directed phone calls to appropriate department. I really enjoyed my job. Had so many nice customers that would come looking for me because I treated them with so much kindness. Worked well with all my co-workers. – less
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stay far away!!
Facility Director (Former Employee), ColoradoNovember 11, 2014
If you want to know what a healthy work-life balance is, stay far away from this company.

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Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY), a Fortune 500 company, is North America's second largest supermarket chain after Kroger Co., with, as – Read more