Cashier (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – February 4, 2016
A typical day at Safeway was starting your shift as you relieved the other cashier. You worked for 2 hours then got your first 15 minute break, though sometimes it could differ a bit and you might have to wait up to an extra 30 minutes before you got your break. Lunch was a half hour break usually would depend on the order of when who started, people who started at 8 am went first obviously. The last 15 minute break was around 2 hours after lunch. During the day you would simply put customers through your till in a polite and fast way. When you had no customers you would tidy up your till area and organize the front of shelf's in front of your till.
You learn how to better your communication skills, including people skills team work skills problem solving as well as how to handle money.
Management was fair for the most part, only one of the managers was unpleasant.
Almost every co-worker was nice and fun to be around. We all helped each other out.
The most difficult part of the job was when you had to deal with an upset costumer. Or the busy 2 hours from 4pm-6pm.
The most enjoyable aspect was simply working with people you got along with.
Cashier/Sales Clerk (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – January 23, 2016
Busy working place. Learned with all the different walks of life with all different people. Co workers are fun to work with. Every single day is the most enjoyable day there is a hard part which is dealing with complains and try to solve the problems which is our learning grounds as well.
Meat Cutter/Wrapper (Former Employee) – Cochrane, AB – January 20, 2016
I enjoyed working at Safeway. They have a great benefits package and willing to work around your personal life schedule. They gave me optimum training, and great customer service skills. I would work for Safeway Canada again if I was given the opportunity.
Retail Shelf Stocker (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – January 20, 2016
I enjoyed working at this business. I had a good supporting cast and the job was fulfilling. My co-workers were supportive and so was management. I enjoyed my job and I couldn't think of a negative experience.
customer service (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – January 4, 2016
typical day is stocking the shelves and handling the customers orders. how to handle currency and price things out. management wasnt all the best they barely did anything. my co workers were lazy and never really tried to pick up there slack and never fully applied themselves.
Meat Cutter (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – December 14, 2015
Meat cutting is an excellent job if you can make it work.shifts range from early morning to just before lunch to start and end usually around the 7:30 pm area. Cleanliness is important as is being nice to customers
Cashier (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – November 30, 2015
My co-workers and management are so friendly and we work like a family. My day ends so fast everyday talking with customers and serve them good service. i learned so many cultures n nautre of another countries people. the hardest part of job when its not busy n we have to stand just look around and wait for a customer. the most enjoyable part of the job is talking to customers n they are so friendly.
Barista (Former Employee) – Sherwood, AB – November 27, 2015
Challenging at first but everyone is willing to help you learn and get comfortable with the workplace. As a Starbuck's Barista working at Safeway, especially in slower locations, it is incredibly energy draining. Not because it's busy, but because you must stand around for hours just brewing and dumping coffee every 15 minutes. Due to health regulations, you are not allowed to have any personal items behind the count of the kiosk. Items include cellphones and other smart devices, books, and personal documents. This means a student may not read his books/study/do homework during the slow hours of the day. You are also not permitted to leave your workstation (the kiosk) without reason. Be expected to stand for 6-8 hours doing literally nothing. They do not hire directly into full-time, so there are no grocery benefits. and because it is not a corporate Starbucks's location, no benefits are given to barista's, full time or not. On the bright side, all staff including part timers are required to join the worker's union UFCW. With standard benefits such as ADB.