Day stocking and inventory control clerk (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – June 28, 2017
I worked in every department for about 4 years. ICC. Produce. Meat. Dairy. Liquor. Floral. Bakery. Day Stock. Night Stock. You name it, I did it. I'd work 32-48 hrs a week because sometimes OT was necessary to get the job done. Whatever it takes, I am a team player.
I am applying with great interest for a challenging position that will enhance my growth both personally and professionally.
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – August 2, 2017
My experience has included opening/closing of store, visual merchandising, receiving shipments, counting inventory and ordering weekly foods and supplies. I assist the store manager in implementing store operations and monitoring cost performance ensuring cost does not exceed the authorized funding. I also train staff, deploy coworkers and delegate tasks so that we can maintain a clean, safe and positive environment. In addition, I have worked on various communities’ organizing and outreach projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have coordinated a variety of special projects, ranging from fundraisers for community projects to creating informational packets to recruit non-profits, youth and faith based organizations.
Clerk (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – July 29, 2017
co-workers are wonderful i love the work i do, but our store manager is a controlling bully who has not only yelled at me on the work floor with customers around but all employees in our store. he talks down to everyone and has created a very stressful environment. we've only had this manger about a month and our store has crashed with him there, our old manager had the store and employees in great shape we were like one big close knit family that all worked together. theres a separation now from the negative manager.
Grocery Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA In the Fillmore district – June 22, 2017
Load groceries deliver return unload totes. To work with others at the store or on the road. Didn't know manager well had 4 in the 5 years I was there. The work place great people I worked with at the store, at the dock, in dotcom area. No hard parts about the job. the most enjoyable were the guys / Drivers I worked with. Was hard to be there 4.5 years and new people come in starting pay the same as yours they should have fixed the pay with time served
Is this the state of most major grocery food chains?
Cashier and other service areas (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 18, 2017
It was one of the locations considered as one of the worst in the city. Always understaffed and therefor we are chewed out by customers on a daily basis about long 15+ minute lines and a lack of carts, baskets and so on. Oh of course I can't forget the insane amount of daily theft by homeless people, druggies and various other shady people. Safeway needs to have more of a loss prevention security system or at least change things so that security crews can legally defend themselves if they get assaulted by the shadies.
Pretty much here if this will keep a roof over your head and dinner on the table.
Jobs with low level entry, sometimes free food.
Forever Understaffed, good luck getting 40 hours a week, annually worsening benefits.
Wine Steward (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 6, 2017
Working at Safeway was nice but it was a grind. It was very physical and tiring work. I feel like my education and wine intelligence was not utilized in the position. I spent more time with loading and unloading product than hand selling to customers.
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – January 28, 2017
High risk in traffic and work load sometimes is over limit with many heavy items to cary. Meeting the time periods sometimes could be a problem because late on loading and catching a major traffic especially in downtown area of the city.
Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – December 15, 2016
Bag groceries for customers and assist customers with finding or retrieving items. Respond to all customers requests and giving them what they want. Hardest part of the job is that it is a lot of walking. Most enjoyable part of the job is helping out people all the time.
Supportive Co-Workers / Communication Needs Improvement
Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 27, 2016
I worked 10-20 hours per week, based on the store's needs.
I became more familiar with different products and brands.
On my third month new managers that came in seemed to generate widespread uncertainty among coworkers. As a result, there was some changes made. I believe this created a need for improved communication, in my case some confusion on my weekly work schedule. To be fair, I should have been more proactive in communicating with management as well.
The hardest part of the job is some of our customers complained about things out of my control (i.e. a lack of available shopping carts). Also inpatient customers who were not willing to wait for you to help them.
The most enjoyable part of the job, I met some great people (coworkers and customers alike). When I first started, many of my fellow co-workers were supportive and helpful. Some regular customers were very friendly and fun to interact with.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 25, 2016
I love getting groceries from Safeway, as far as working for them was a complete mess. Way to much favoritism, and unorganized as far as what duties is assigned or how long our breaks were and there was no training, just went in head first. Didn't really like the job.
Meat Clerk (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 5, 2016
early shifts available, good training be the supervisor to help me know the job abd duties that I would be doing, Cross training was given to help learn more about the store and produce a good team building between the departments
transfers from one district to another not available
Produce Clerk (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – September 2, 2016
On a typical day i get to work and start out by trying to put as much produce out before the delivery truck comes in at night around 7. Then once the truck drops off the delivery I start working on it trying to put as much out.
It's a good place to make small amount of money for students. But if you have busy schedule and can work limited number of hours, it's not the place
File Maintenance Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – September 1, 2016
Pros: relatively flexible schedule, most of my co-workers are very nice
Cons: Low pay, irregular/short breaks--They offer breaks based on how busy the store is. Sometimes I got my break after I had been working for 3 hours. You need to pay a lot to get in the union!! I worked less than 24 hours a week and yet, I still had to pay full amount $50+ per month. They are money sxxckers! Poor benefit package