clerk 11 (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 9 December 2013
always show up to work on time. (15 min.before shift) access all product that may be low on shelves stock them first, if items not found bring this information to my superior trust in the management for product knowledge treat all co- workers with respect some shifts you can,t get every thing done in an 8 hour shift knowing i have done a good shift i find it makes me feel better knowing i have done a good job
the crue i worked with are fun to be with and always helpful
at the time the min. wadge was $8.50 per hr. it has improved
Some nice staff but faltering communication in front end
Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee) – Alberta – 22 May 2017
A typical workday would vary from decent to stressing very quickly; with staff at front end who have poor communication skills and are seemingly arrogant. These statistics have been made from my experience working at Safeway but on recent accounts from my friend who also worked at a Safeway claimed the exact same issues.
Meat Clerk (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 20 May 2017
Working here is fun because of the people around you. Most of the people in the workplace, whether they directly work with you or indirectly, want to see you be happy and succeed. Everyone works together as a unit and if one slips up, everyone usually bands together to pick up the slack. Sometimes, customer interactions can bring out bad emotions in you such as becoming mad, sad etc. The work, although easy, it is very tedious. Good place to work if you are just getting into the job market and don't have prior experience, but the people that have been there for many years take it to a different level altogether.
General Clerk/ Stock Associate (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 20 May 2017
Safeway is a great place to work if you are just searching for an easy job and do it for life. As described in the title, Safeway UFCW provides great union protection on its employees, like heath care, dental care, etc. However, the job nature of Safeway is extremely boring as stocking products to shelves, receiving inventory, etc. It might be fun to begin with, but eventually, you might find the job is really boring, and lack of motivation.
Front End Bakery (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 15 May 2017
Reasonably enjoyable job. Knew what to expect every shift. Learned how to manage time (how much I can reasonably get done in a shift). Mostly worked closing shift, so I often only saw my other coworkers for maybe an hour before they all went home. At times this was a pro, as it meant I could quietly go about my business. Cons were that if you encountered a problem (either with a customer or with a machine) you couldn't ask for help. When asking for time off, you had to submit a paper request which was put into a folder. I was a little paranoid that there was a possibility that the paper could get lost. Would have preferred and electronic system. Management was alright. Store managers were friendly and came when paged on the intercom. Bakery manager was really nice. Only issue was sometimes I wouldn't get my schedule until a few days before the start of the next week. Would have preferred something like 3 weeks scheduling in advance. Overall, pleasant experience. There was enough for me to do that kept me busy every shift. So time went by quickly which I appreciated.
Enough tasks to keep you busy all shift
May have to work overtime, not always satisfied with number of hours
customer service (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 11 May 2017
Terrible treatment of employees terrible pay too responsibilities. No chance for advancement. No job security. they want you to work full time hours but then you are not considered a full time employee.
Barista (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 May 2017
Received, processed and handled orders at the counter, I learn how to take order and how to make order and how to communicate with customer and how to make a good cup of coffee, this is funny work for me.