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What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Safeway?

What do you like best about working at Safeway? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

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Anonomous in Delta, British Columbia

128 months ago

Working at Slaveway sucks. You start at just above min. wage which the union dues take most of. There are 0 benifits, 0 discounts, and 0 perks to working there. The management for the most part sucks. You have to act really lame and fake to be appreciated. Don't do it! work somewhere else!

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jp in Newberg, Oregon

128 months ago

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walter taylor in Olympia, Washington

128 months ago

im seaching for a job.

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bobbi in Winter Park, Florida

125 months ago

Host said: What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Safeway?

What do you like best about working at Safeway? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

salaraly

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Michele in Oakley in Antioch, California

123 months ago

Does anyone know what days Safeway recognizes as Safeway Holidays for their corporate employees? How much sick time do they offer corporate employees?

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Michele in Oakley in Antioch, California

123 months ago

Has anyone ever worked for Blackhawk? Blackhawk is owned by Safeway.

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Tiff in Alamo, California

122 months ago

My boyfriend has worked for Safeway for two years, the union dues are crazy, they charge you initiation fee when you start, and then again when you get a raise. He ended up getting behind and they charged him way too much. They do pay extra for sundays and they count your birthday as a holiday so they can pay well there but otherwise the union makes things difficult.

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mwr0720@*****.*** in Anaheim, California

76 months ago

arcticprincess06 in Anchorage, Alaska said: ok soo yesterday was my birthday...i didn't get any holiday and i've been there for almost two years and here in AK they dont do anything for their employees.

Are you employed? Does your check clear every time? Do you risk life and limb each day you report for work and throughout the day? Probably not. Souunds like you've received a present. be greatful and stop complaining. Consider yourself lucky to be employed in this economy.

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Eminatyr in Onalaska, Washington

74 months ago

I've worked at a Safeway in Washington state for six months now. It's not that bad, we get time and 1/3 every Sunday, time and 1/2 every holiday, and a week's of paid vacation after you work there for a year. Of course, I'm still in high school and I have no bills, so it's a great job for me. I know most of my coworkers who are 25-50 kind of hate their lives working there, but if you're 16-25 it's a good paying job and a fun experience (:

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Me in Alliance, Nebraska

47 months ago

Anonomous in Delta, British Columbia said: Working at Slaveway sucks. You start at just above min. wage which the union dues take most of. There are 0 benifits, 0 discounts, and 0 perks to working there. The management for the most part sucks. You have to act really lame and fake to be appreciated. Don't do it! work somewhere else!

We'll i do have to say I am in management at Safeway I manage 2 departments alone. I did start out at min wage, but if you do your best and want to work and show your willing to do what ever to succeed in what your wanting out of the company then there is ALWAYS room to move up! Out of the whole time I've been working for Safeway I have seen plenty of people move up in happiness,wages and positions... There are just some people how complain about having a job and don't want to work due to being so lazy those people don't work out nor should we keep them around and there are people who are thankful for having a job and those are the ones who move up and are very happy and enjoy there job at Safeway! There are plenty of wonderful benefits for working for Safeway! The starting wage does suck but if willing to work and not be lazy and a complainer then you will move up and get better pay I speak with experience! Thanks.

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Jane in San Jose, California

39 months ago

Tiff in Alamo, California said: My boyfriend has worked for Safeway for two years, the union dues are crazy, they charge you initiation fee when you start, and then again when you get a raise. He ended up getting behind and they charged him way too much. They do pay extra for sundays and they count your birthday as a holiday so they can pay well there but otherwise the union makes things difficult.

What is the entry fee and fee monthly in May, 2014? Any info? Can be out of union, but to work in Safeway?

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Dee1981 in Rohnert Park, California

39 months ago

If you do not join the union they will let you go before your probation is up. Union dues vary depending on your rate of pay and position. As a department manager my weekly dues are about $10 a week, which just automatically come out. Initiation fees are a couple hundred, I'm not sure what they are currently. I was hired in the union in 2000, so I'm sure it's different now.

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Ex employee in Calgary, Alberta

12 months ago

Safeway sucks! Cheap company, crap wage increases and very low pay. There are no benefits, no discount. ..no incentives...very little hours, to stay at all. Management are idiots, no people skills at all and they are sneaky not to mention lazy. Yoy dont even get paid vacation! They expect you to save up to be able to afford a holiday. They pay u vacation pay once a year but not when you take holidays. Trust me, this company is a joke so don't waste your time. I stayed a little over a year and it was a little over a year too long. Most people there are a bunch of uneducated, over paid, useless people who sit talking on the phone all day to.their friends so others can do their job...and this is both store and department managers.

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Mistery Guy in Poulsbo, Washington

10 months ago

Anonomous in Delta, British Columbia said: Working at Slaveway sucks. You start at just above min. wage which the union dues take most of. There are 0 benifits, 0 discounts, and 0 perks to working there. The management for the most part sucks. You have to act really lame and fake to be appreciated. Don't do it! work somewhere else!

You are so right, working for SLAVEWAY is the worst job that I have ever had in my life. They lied to me about how many hours it took to get the first raise, lied to me about many things, management blows and doesn't care about anyone in the store except for themselves, and you start at a whopping 10 cents about minimum wage. I recently found out that it would take (with the current contract)roughly about 12,000 to make $10 an hour! Do the math on how many years that will take even at forty hours a week! I have never been treated so badly by a company and been paid so little for so much work in my life. Some people quit in one day, I have been working as a cashier for over a year and only make $9.57 an hour. SLAVEWAY BLOWS!!!

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Mistery Guy in Poulsbo, Washington

10 months ago

Host said: What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Safeway?

What do you like best about working at Safeway? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

There is nothing good about working for this company. I don't even know where to start about how bad they are. Lying about when to expect raises, not telling employees what we are owed (like one paid float day a year), they expect you to work very hard for practically no pay. I have worked there for over a year as a cashier and still only make $9.57 an hour, this company is a joke. Management could care less about your problems, I had a co-worker go to management about his grandmother dying and they said "hey this is retail so suck it up", is this a company that anyone would want to be a part of? I do agree that years ago when the contracts were better that this was a better place to work but now they are by far the worst job that I have ever had in my life. If you start there look forward to working about 12,000 hours to get to tier 4 in raises and then you will be making right around a whopping $10 an hour! Wow! Way to go slaveway, way to treat people that work so hard for you!

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PlantKid in Corvallis, Oregon

8 months ago

I've been working at Safeway about 6 months and I hate it. It was my first job, so my first few months I was so naive thinking this was a good deal. Someone had told me Safeway gives good benefits, but they do NOT. The discount is only 5%, and they give you an extra 5% as a "holiday bonus." You don't get sick leave or vacation until you've worked for a year, but honestly who would want to stay that long. I've worked at two different Safeway stores, and both of them are terrible. At my current one, the management is lazy and they don't follow the rules but expect everyone else to. The union dues are ridiculously high; I was charged $22 each week for my first few months, and now I'm charged $16. Per week. You can't take holidays off, and overtime is only 1.5. I got a raise recently but I still barely make over minimum wage. I wish I could quit, but I have college fees to pay for, plus rent and groceries... you'd think Safeway would at least give a better discount on groceries, but nope. Everything's really expensive too unless you get it on sale. Don't work here!!!

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donmatthew in Tucson, Arizona

7 months ago

Me in Alliance, Nebraska said: We'll i do have to say I am in management at Safeway I manage 2 departments alone. I did start out at min wage, but if you do your best and want to work and show your willing to do what ever to succeed in what your wanting out of the company then there is ALWAYS room to move up! Out of the whole time I've been working for Safeway I have seen plenty of people move up in happiness,wages and positions... There are just some people how complain about having a job and don't want to work due to being so lazy those people don't work out nor should we keep them around and there are people who are thankful for having a job and those are the ones who move up and are very happy and enjoy there job at Safeway! There are plenty of wonderful benefits for working for Safeway! The starting wage does suck but if willing to work and not be lazy and a complainer then you will move up and get better pay I speak with experience! Thanks.

I am starting at a Safeway store this week. I understand I will start at a minimal wage at first and expect that. I have trying to find out about health insurance benefits but so far have only gotten vague reply and can't find anything about it online. Can you tell me how long I will work before being eligible for benefits and if the benefits are affordable in this economy?

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noname in Woodinville, Washington

4 months ago

donmatthew in Tucson, Arizona said: I am starting at a Safeway store this week. I understand I will start at a minimal wage at first and expect that. I have trying to find out about health insurance benefits but so far have only gotten vague reply and can't find anything about it online. Can you tell me how long I will work before being eligible for benefits and if the benefits are affordable in this economy?

They say your benefits start right away but your card doesn't show up until 3 months into working there. If you have a child or a spouse you want added, that's ten months for them. I've been with safeway for 6 months and I hate it more than anything in the world.

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Kevin in Cottonwood, Arizona

3 months ago

Mistery Guy in Poulsbo, Washington said: You are so right, working for SLAVEWAY is the worst job that I have ever had in my life. They lied to me about how many hours it took to get the first raise, lied to me about many things, management blows and doesn't care about anyone in the store except for themselves, and you start at a whopping 10 cents about minimum wage. I recently found out that it would take (with the current contract )roughly about 12,000 to make $10 an hour! Do the math on how many years that will take even at forty hours a week! I have never been treated so badly by a company and been paid so little for so much work in my life. Some people quit in one day, I have been working as a cashier for over a year and only make $9.57 an hour. SLAVEWAY BLOWS!!!

Been working for Safeway for about 2 years and have to disagree with the above comment. I started at $9.15hr (minimum wage at the time, now it's $10 here in AZ)- within 1 year I was at $13.85/hr. I work in the deli (always short handed- guess no one wants to work that hard). I get 40 hours a week - easily (more if I want it), 1 weeks paid vacation (after 1 full year of employment). Not sure where "Mistery Guy in Poulsbo, Washington" get his figure of 12,000 to get to $10 - like I said took me less than a year. Management is Management - if you work hard, do your job, don't call out all time, show up on time, etc it's not a bad company at all. I know 3 people in this store who have been with Safeway over 25 years (same store) and will say they have very comfortable middle-class American lives with families. My brother runs the bakery for a competitor (Frys) has a nice house, 4 cars, raised three kids (1 U.S. Army, 1 U.S. marine, 1 professional chef). the opportunity is there - if you're willing to work.

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Mistery guy in Poulsbo in Bremerton, Washington

2 months ago

Kevin in Cottonwood, Arizona said: Been working for Safeway for about 2 years and have to disagree with the above comment. I started at $9.15hr (minimum wage at the time, now it's $10 here in AZ)- within 1 year I was at $13.85/hr. I work in the deli (always short handed- guess no one wants to work that hard). I get 40 hours a week - easily (more if I want it), 1 weeks paid vacation (after 1 full year of employment). Not sure where "Mistery Guy in Poulsbo, Washington" get his figure of 12,000 to get to $10 - like I said took me less than a year. Management is Management - if you work hard, do your job, don't call out all time, show up on time, etc it's not a bad company at all. I know 3 people in this store who have been with Safeway over 25 years (same store) and will say they have very comfortable middle-class American lives with families. My brother runs the bakery for a competitor (Frys) has a nice house, 4 cars, raised three kids (1 U.S. Army, 1 U.S. marine, 1 professional chef). the opportunity is there - if you're willing to work.

Hello Kevin, I don't know the state differences in pay between Washington and Arizona or the contact differences(if there are any) but I worked very hard at slaveway for a year and a half and got 1 ten cent raise so for a year and a half of sweat, coming in on time, never complaining in the store ever, I ended up making a whopping 20 cents above minimum! Ohhhh yeah, I can really make it on 9.67 an hour! Lol
Now they are finally forced to pay more since the states min wage went up to eleven an hour but I can guarantee they would never give those kind of wages if the state didn't make them!
I have an idea, come up to Bainbridge Island Washington and work at that slaveway and just see how much you love working there.
I am a very hard worker too btw, been working since I was 12 years old and I know how to work hard and what is a fair wage, they also need to learn to treat workers like human beings!!

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