Assistant Manger (Current Employee) – Sterling, VA – January 20, 2016
My day starts with doing a store walk, making sure all the departments are prepare for their day, everybody is doing their jobs. Throughout the day i help customers and employee's with their needs, i also do schedule, payroll, and book work. i have really good work environment. and even in future i want to work in fun, loving environment. working in retail the day can be fun or hectic it just depends on the people we deal with in our day. All over it's a great working environment.
Deli Clerk and Cashier (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – September 28, 2016
A typical day at work would be going in making food, helping customer, the manager expecting to do everything when they know they can help a little and they clean for about 2 hours after the shift with just 2 people.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Sidney, NE – September 27, 2016
Safe was my first job while I was still in highschool and they did a great job of working around my school schedule. I learned the ways of superior customer service while working there. Safeway was a great place to work and the colleagues there were even better, even while management was having issues.
Food Clerk (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – September 27, 2016
Being employed in Safeway is a great way to experience in having to learn in a fast pace and also to become flexible with your work schedule due ro the store hours being very busy. Overall working in this company it provides you benefits and a awesome way of interacting with customers and as well as making new friends.
Cashier, customer service (Former Employee) – Annandale, VA – September 27, 2016
over all an Okay place to work work schedule difficult at times the company is very family oriented and hard working coworkers were very friendly and helpful there were always holiday parties for employees
Retail Associate (Former Employee) – Coolidge, AZ – September 24, 2016
Safeway is a great work place management was poor but overall it was a great job i wanted to be a manager one day but they didn't wanna give me a raise so i had to leave because i had a family to tale care of.
Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee) – Clovis, CA – September 23, 2016
Typical day at work, clock in check what time to do sweeps. Bag groceries, then do sweeps and clean the rest room, then push carts then do a 2nd sweep. You don't get to talk to co workers. What i learned is that no one cares about you and you are on your own. Co workers mind there own business. The hardest part of the job is pushing carts and having to do carry outs and help customers push their heavy carts to their car. The enjoyable part of the job is just sweeping and walking around the store. But overall its not enough money to make a living. So i suggest anyone who is going to do this job. Make sure you are physically fit and if you are going to school its a good job cause its part time.
No training, no health benefits until probation, pushing carts in any weather
Slowly increasing hellscape, but progressive coverage
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Anchorage, AK – September 23, 2016
The bright side is that when I was accidentally outed as LGBTA in a very conservative area, the corporate policy meant the management couldn't fire me as I wasn't doing anything negative towards my job.
However, the payscale for pharmacy technicians was awful; the union was using filing clerk wages rather than normal pharmacy technician wages.
And then corporate decided that there occasionally being slow periods when we were completely caught up on work and would have occasional minutes of downtime was UNACCEPTABLE.
Our hours were slashed with positions cut so that we were intentionally understaffed; those still on were often called on to work unnanounced overtime shifts/extra shifts just to try to keep up with work. I was sometimes working 60+ hours a week. The union rules didn't include altering break structure for that kind of overtime, so I had one half-hour lunch early in the day and nothing else.
Everyone was tired, strung out, stressed, not getting enough sleep or food, and generally miserable, and as tends to happen in situations like that, we were stuck with either our workflow slowing to a crawl or our error rates rising.
And error rates rising is not something you can allow in PHARMACY where mistakes can mean dead patients, jail time, and 30,000$ fines.
We had a corporate visit just before I quit and we brought to their attention the concerns of our growing inability to do our job safely for the patients.
The corporate representative explained that corporate had decided that occasional downtime was unacceptable, and that we were "moremore... efficent" if we were understaffed and continually in panick mode with more work than we could handle.
Also one of our senior technicians and the union rep was frequently abusive, used her position to interfere with the benefits of others at the shop, would interfere with and hinder the work of others, and engaged in vandalism towards those she "disapproved of" in the secure back room.
I still will not darken the door of a Safeway as a customer, much less ever consider working there again.less
Fuel Station Manager (Former Employee) – Des Moines, WA – September 21, 2016
ordering product for the fuel station, using a telxon to scan items, inventory. Good co-workers to work with. Wrote schedules for fuel team, driving to get fuel prices from competitors and send them to corporate. Trained new employees.
Produce Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee) – Dublin, CA – September 21, 2016
not an absolutely horrible job. Benefits get cut every other year due to weak union . most people that work there are miserable. Only guaranteed 24 hours a week . Takes at least 5 years minimum to get to top wages unless you're lucky. Could be improved by improving management and reforming corporate structure . If you're lucky you have a good management team and makes your job much better. I was never lucky there constant hour fluctuation , constant whining from management about little things and often mood swings or various corporate persons coming in and nagging about little things and you drop everything you're doing to do whatever they say then go back to whatever management whines about then back to your job . Would only recommend as temporary or side job for most persons. scheduling varies each week never constant hours or days off . generally no room for advancement
... potentially flexible schedule best for younger persons (students ect)
poor management and corporate, scheduling is worst i've ever had
Analyst (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – September 20, 2016
Depending on the department you work in things vary widely as to overall employee happiness. In my expeirnce, management is poor at lower levels, only the popular are promoted-not by merit; salary at lower levels is obismal, and communication is poor. If you are lucky enough to have a competent manager who does not micromanage, feel blessed.
It was a great place to work. The management were wonderful people who understood your avalibilty.
Receiving clerk (Former Employee) – Salem, OR – September 20, 2016
Bob's Burger Express was a wonderful company to work for. You got life skills from working there. they always promoted people who were highly motivated and great at customer service. I enjoyed working there for years. co-workers were wonderful.I enjoyed all aspects of my job.
you got 50% off your meals while you work and they would take it out of your pay check.
Produce Clerk (Former Employee) – Estes Park, CO – September 18, 2016
Staff was often condescending and rude in my department. I always felt very rushed and underappreciated there. Since I was the youngest worker, I was often taken advantage of. Other staff members would push their responsibilities onto me, simply because they knew they could get away with it. However, my manager was a very nice person, and did well at his job. Work there was stressful and it often made me feel like not going back the next day, although I always did. Everyone in Estes Park hates that Safeway. There is always a lack of product, and plenty of customers complaining about it. Customers don't always understand that it's not personally your fault for not having what they're looking for, but the produce manager's. So the staff was often mistreated due to that fact. My leaving was however, not my choice. I might've stayed had the situation differed. I definitely would've said something to the manager had I had been there longer.
Being able to buy lunch at work. Interacting with customers.
Being taken advantage of, rude employees, customer complaints about the rude staff and lack of produce.