I waited two hours for my interview from the time it was scheduled til I actually went in the back. The only reason I waited was because I was told I had the job. And I did get hired. But two hours!!!
The health coverage is the worst one. Premiums has gone up so much that Safeway employees can not effort it. They just don’t pay them . As result it ruins their credit. As a result; we don’t qualify for buying a home or to get a refi. The good old days are gone,
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Safeway? What are the steps along the way?
Actual hiring process, application,interview which includes drug test and computer assessment test,then orientation at your Albertsons or a bigger location,then video safety and training,then you start a shift. my god how do some of you work at all.
Bad. Courtesy clerks with the longest seniority rarely get over twenty hours a week. I myself am lucky if I get over 10. They've also cut deli's and night shift's hours considerably at my store.
After so many hours you get raises. It took about 6-7 years to top out as journeyman. Then from there it's basic cost of living raises. Topped out at 21.75 in California and 20.50 in Washington.
With no prior grocery experience, how likely is it that people with an advanced degree (graduate) could get into management positions or management training programs with Safeway?
Since a lot of the tasks and duties required from Store Management at Safeway include store operations such as inventory management and cash handling, corporate would most likely promote from within or select a candidate with retail experience (of some kind).
Went to the store filled out a paper application w/the thought Okay I'll give it a try had the interview orientation one day of training and 18 years of pure loathing of working there😠 Was so 😀when I left on September 1 2018
I had a few tasks I enjoyed and were my favorites (stress relievers) 🙂
Former courtesy clerk (2000-2018)
Beaverton Oregon Safeway store