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Safeway had no human compasion
bakery/ front end (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABMarch 31, 2014
Pros: shares & raise every 500 hrs
Cons: not having a set scedual
Start early morning, clean up from night before,pakage buns, slice bread and wait on customers,
I learned customer is alway right no matter how rude they were
Managment was always changing hands and passing their job down
co-workers only did what they had to
hardest part of job was trying to get 8 hours of work done in 4 hours and working in frezzer
Most – more... enjoyable part was I got along with most of the employees, Days went fast and met a lot of new people – less
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Fast paced in Retail Procurement environment
Associate Buyer (Former Employee), Calgary, AB, CanadaMarch 31, 2014
Pros: working as part of a large team. good support from several team leads and managerss
Cons: long hours, stressful work environment, relatively low salaries
New experience to be part of a 28 Buyer department. Purchasing at Canada Safeway in Calgary buys all groceries and general merchandise for more than 250 Canada Safeway supermarkets canada-wide
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Worked way too hard for not enough money
General Clerk (Former Employee), Lethbridge, ABMarch 26, 2014
Pros: job day went by fast
Cons: everything else
I was usually running around with my head cut off cause they didn't ever have enough people to do all the things that needed to be done.
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Minimal pay, little benefits, poor workplace
Cashier (Current Employee), Vancouver, BCMarch 25, 2014
My overall experience at Safeway Canada has been a poor one. Everyday you are dealing with angry customers who are making ridiculous requests, but you have no power to give because of Safeway's management structure.

The pay is very minimal, with very little opportunity for raise or promotion, and the demands are high. In addition, you will be scheduled – more... to work at bad hours, unless you carry "seniority". – less
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Fun place to work
Produce clerk (Current Employee), Saskatoon, SKMarch 25, 2014
Pros: great people to work with
Cons: not enough hours
Safeway is a great place to work but for me I don't get the hours I need. If I want to work full time I have to re-apply.
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A great place to work.
Cashier (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABMarch 24, 2014
Pros: a great place to learn people skills
Cons: shift work
A typical day usually involves working on the cash register. The hardest part of the job and the most enjoyable, is being around lots of different people. I have learnt great communication skills solely for that fact alone. Before this I had never need to communicate with such a large variety of people and I am grateful that I took this job because – more... of that. I also like the people I get to work with, including the store manager. We all work really well with each other. – less
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Great place to work!!
Cashier (Former Employee), Cochrane, ABMarch 22, 2014
Pros: meeting customers
Cons: standing still......
A typical day at the Cash Register is a very fast pace job. I learned to enjoy each and every customer as an individual person. The hardest part of this job was to remember all the codes. and the most enjoyable part of the job was a satisfied customer. Management was very well organized. and helped out when we needed it.
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very organized store
Bakery Clerk (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABMarch 17, 2014
I learned how to talk to customers and make them satisfied.
how to convince them with the products.
my co-workers weren't that good, though I kept a space and respect between us.
the hardest time was during christmas holidays when I had to multitask the whole day.
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Productive, Friendly Staff
Baker- On the Job training (Current Employee), Okotoks, ABMarch 13, 2014
Safeway is a good company to work for. Very friendly staff who like to help people and have good customer service
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clean environment
Deli CLERK (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MBMarch 12, 2014
I meet a lot of costumers.Imlearn how to communcate and serve good service for the costumers.We are look like happy family working with one goal and the manegement treat aus fair all the time.
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Fun, great people, awesome learning experience and room for advancement
File Maintenance (Current Employee), Airdrie, ABMarch 6, 2014
In a typical day I punch in my time card head down to my designated till and starting ringing through customers. I have learned many codes, PLU's, and how to work the till successfully. It has grown me as a person putting me out of my usual comfort zone and talking to complete strangers as well as establishing relationships with regular customers. I – more... work with friendly easy to talk to people and have great relationships with all of them. The hardest part of my job would probably be having to stand for 9 hours. The part I enjoy the most is working with my co-workers. The Safeway I work for has great management, the store owner is a friendly easy to talk to guy and all my supervisors or managers are nice and friendly. – less
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fun workplace
Cashier (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBMarch 5, 2014
Pros: easy job
Cons: unknown shifts
good interactions between employees and good environment to work.
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Very hard to go anywhere within the company.
Cashier (Former Employee), Fort Saskatchewan, ABMarch 5, 2014
Great for a first time job while going to school, but if you are wanting to get anywhere through the company it was very hard,
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Deli Assistant Manager
Deli Assistant manager and Deli clerk (Former Employee), Calgary stoers and CocraneMarch 5, 2014
Pros: customers, learning and advancement
Cons: frequent tranfers
My typical day of work would consist of writing daily orders, reading sales reports, ensuring fresh product being maintained, delegate tasks communicated with sales reps, merchandisers. Coach and motivated my team promoted team work through out the department.
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Enjoyable and a good character builder
General clerk (Former Employee), Medicine HatFebruary 28, 2014
Everyday was different in the shipping orders so different duties were required. Great staff and a great part time summer job.
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Efficient and organised workplace
Customer Service Rep (Current Employee), Kamloops, BCFebruary 27, 2014
Pros: positive environment
Cons: low wage
I Worked at the customer service desk dealing with the public and solving problems. Dealt with the break schedules, and worked closely with cashiers assisting them in challenging situations. Had office work to do such as audits to make sure the tills were balanced, temp. logs, and bringing in tills at the end of the night. The most enjoyable part of – more... this job is the people you work with and the positive atmosphere. The most challenging part of the job is making sure nothing skips a beat and making sure all the customers stay happy. I learned how to multitask better and improved my communication skills. – less
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Great union job with good people. Loved helping the charities.
Cashier (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBFebruary 25, 2014
Pros: repeat customers were wonderful, helped charities, and union benefits.
Cons: can be stoic, depending on location can be slow and fewer shifts.
Duties:
 Memorize product and grocery codes
 Maintained knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges and security practices.
 Maintain till and cash
 Completed all cleaning, stocking and organizing tasks in assigned sales area.
 Built relationships with customers to increase likelihood of repeat business.
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Immature Management
DELI CLERK (Former Employee), Calgary ABFebruary 24, 2014
Manager admitted to spreading rumours about co workers.

Some co workers and management acting like high school kids.

Verbal harassment in the work place made it a hostile and stressful environment.

Warning to anyone who works here... if you contact the union, it might make your life more miserable.
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Independent
Bakery department, customer service (Former Employee), brooks, ABFebruary 24, 2014
Cons: not enough hours
Packaging goods, Stocking and dating items. Customer service was a large factor.
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It was a fun experience
Cashier (Former Employee), Port Coquitlam, BCFebruary 20, 2014
Pros: no pros (except building friendships)
Cons: rude customers, not enought hours, not enought pay
Safeway was a very fun place to work at, because I had good people to work with. The hardest part was seniority because depending on the time you work there that's how much hours you got that was very hard. Management changed quite a lot in safeway so it was hard to adjust. My typical day was assisting customers in the cashier booth I would ring in – more... their groceries. – less

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About Safeway

Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY), a Fortune 500 company, is North America's second largest supermarket chain after Kroger Co., with, as – Read more