Their nickname is "Slaveway" for good reason.
Night Stocker (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – November 18, 2018
At Safeway (and I use "safe" loosely), I was thrown into the most stressful environment of my working career. While the law says you have the right to choose whether you work overtime or not, you aren't given much of a choice, you will either be guilt-tripped into staying with the classic; "Well that wouldn't be doing ME any favors..." line, or they will keep giving you more stuff to do so you don't have time to look at a clock. The managers are greedy snakes who will purposely leave Night Crew, or the Courtesy Clerks understaffed to boost their bonuses (so I'm told/rumors swirl).
While breaking down the grocery load, I have many times almost been seriously injured by collapsing pallets of product (due to poor construction). The backroom is a consistant maze of disorganization, and little is done about it. The scheduling is an absolute catastrophe of epic proportions, Night Crew's schedule frequently requires calculations in order to understand, and the whole system is frequently changed.
Do not work here. Do not degrade yourself by busting your behind for minimum wage while the other guy gets to play on his phone for 35 cents an hour more than you make. The store I work(ed) at is a sad joke, where the store manager will tell you how "we don't make much money", while he makes more than the average attorney in the state of Oregon. Leaving this company will be like being liberated from Germany in 1945.
Co-workers at night were nice to work with.
Toxic management, rampant disorganization, a few rude co-workers, obvious favoritism, employee handbook violations are common place, etc.