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Productive and fast pace enviroment
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBAugust 18, 2014
Very fast pace, fun friendly environment. I learned time management and how to put the customers first.
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Great place
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), winnipegAugust 14, 2014
Pros: great team
A great place to work Learned a lot from this job lots management skills. I would say their was nothing that i would say was hard i enjoyed everything about working at Safeway and my regular customers and the new customers. I really enjoyed the team i worked with and learning and passing on to help others the safety rules and training was big part i – more... loved. – less
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Productive, friendly, and quiet workplace.
Cake Decorator & Production Assistant (Former Employee), Airdrie, ABAugust 7, 2014
A typical day at work in the bakery started quite early, I learned a lot more about professional baking; especially in how to use the equipment. This was very informative and pretty fun. My department manager was excellent! My co-workers were enjoyable to work with as they kept up a lively and funny banter. We were all able to join in or listen as we – more... work; this is one of the best parts of life and jobs; is the people you meet. The hardest part of the job for me was to start so early in the morning. This meant your day actually started at least a minimum of an hour before you actually start work. – less
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Pharmacy had a great team to work with
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee), Lethbridge, ABAugust 7, 2014
The team of people I worked with at Safeway were excellent. We had little to no problems dividing up work to conquer it as individuals when needed or coming to together to get it done. The management in the Pharmacy was good at delegating tasks when needed and allowing us room to work. We filled an average of 100-150 prescriptions a day and had an extensive – more... list of bubble pack patients. The hardest part of the job was balancing phone calls, prescription filling and patient interaction when it was busy or we were short staffed, but this is where we really came together and cooperated. The most enjoyable part of the job for me was the interactions with some of the regulars that you build up a relationship with and entering/filling prescriptions. – less
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not the best atmoshphere
Cashier (Former Employee), Aldergrove, BCJuly 30, 2014
I enjoyed learning how to work the cash register but the work atmosphere wasn't the gratest. Also the management was all the great either
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Good envirnment.
cashier (Former Employee), Duncan, BCJuly 29, 2014
As a cashier I experienced good customer service skills, it was a good environment to be in. I loved many of my co-workers. I enjoyed all parts of the job.
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Over all
Gas Station Clerk (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABJuly 25, 2014
Pros: great breaks, i lived right across the street from work
Cons: i sometimes didn't have enough hours
Every Day Was Different Which Applies To Me Because I Love Meeting New People And The Typical Usual Customers That Arrived And Bonding With Them. I Have Learned Tolerance Towards Customers That Was Unsure Of What The Card Meant Or How Much Gas They Have Put In, Or Their Scratch Cards Were Overly Scratched, So I Called The Scratch & Win Card Company – more... To Assist The Problem. Management Was Great, Both My Managers Made Things Quick And Easy To Remember As Well As Bonding With Them. My Co-Workers Always Knew What They Were Doing, They Had Great Energy Towards The Customers As Well As Towards Me. The Hardest Part Would Have To Be The Weather, It Was Too Cold Some Days. I Enjoyed Every Part Of It. – less
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A busy environment with a tv in the lunchroom
Order Assembler (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABJuly 20, 2014
Pros: safety incentives, co-workers
Cons: management
I am a flexible member of the workforce. Depending on the shift I am working for the week I either assemble orders and am required to meet picking standards of 100%; forklifting on days I make sure product is available for the assemblers and on nights I must accurately put product away; loading trailers where I must make sure all product is accurately – more... and safely loaded for each store on appropriate trailers then dispatch; independent shipper where I assemble orders for independent accounts and load on appropriate trailers by certain deadlines; night time receiver where I unload trailers, tag pallets of product that meet the standards for Safeway for the forklift to putaway and take care of paperwork. There is a lot more to each of these job duties and you may contact me if you have further questions.
I have learned that the more you learn is essential to new opportunities.
My co-workers are generally great and are the reason why my job is enjoyable.
The hardest part of my job is assembling as it is very physically demanding. – less
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Deli Clerk (Former Employee), New WestminsterJuly 16, 2014
Amazing people, great company, friendly customers and reasonable pay Cross-training available in different departments = more shifts
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hand on work
Cashier (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABJuly 12, 2014
Pros: friendly
Cons: standing long hour
long hour
good pay
teamwork
chance to learn new skills and coworker are good
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SELLING TICKETS
EXPERINCE (Former Employee), Surrey, BCJuly 11, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: long hours
I WORKED IN SAFEWAY TO SELL TICKETS,AND SO FAR I HAVE ENJOYED WORKING THERE AND GETTING TO KNOW MORE PEOPLE AS WELL AS GETTING TO OBSERVE MORE EXPERIENCES IN MANY THINGS.
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boring
Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABJuly 10, 2014
Pros: nice people
not much of an environment I wanted to be in as a was only 15 yr old
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stock shelves
Stocking Clerk/Merchandiser (Former Employee), winnipegJuly 7, 2014
Pros: interaction with co workers at launch
A typical day is i go in and stock shelves and interact with customers, give direction to the product they are seeking.

What I learned valuable knowledge,like social inter action with the customers, give people information about where the product there looking for.

The Management in safeway is good. they are courteous and friendly to their staff and – more... I liked working there.

The hardest part of the job is the high stocking and the enjoyable part of the job is the people – less
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Easy work, enjoyable
Helper (Former Employee), Burnaby, BCJuly 5, 2014
Cons: 9 hour night or days
A night at work involved easy lifting, placing stock of shelves. easy problem solving.
I learned to work at a fast competitive pace to keep up with other companies in the supermarket industries.
Management was great, kind and understanding, they would help you if you needed help or questions answered.
co-workers were fun to work with but you don't have – more... time to see them much as your at work and at a fast general pace.
The hard part about the job is the its repetitive, same thing every night.
the most enjoyable thing about this job was that your free to work at your own pace and don't have anyone slowing you down. everyone is friendly. I liked helping others if they needed help! some co-workers have disabilities... – less
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gun workplace
Management Trainee (Former Employee), edmontonJuly 4, 2014
Pros: new family
Cons: working 11pm-7am
gain new skills and knowledge in business industry.

fun environment.

new challenge in career aspect.
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Colleagues & cashiers were fun to work with.
Courtsey clerk (Former Employee), Airdrie, ABJune 25, 2014
Pros: christmas parties each year
Cons: long hours & heavy lifting
A typical day for me at Safeway would consist of bagging groceries cleaning duties, assisting costumer with there grocery bags, & collecting shopping carts and returning them to the store.

I enjoyed working with most of the cashiers at Safeway. they were fun & easy to work with.

The hardest part of the job was the heavy lifting & returning carts, – more... especially at winter.

Again the best part of the job was associating with the costumers – less
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Part Time Job
Cashier (Former Employee), Sherwood Park, ABJune 25, 2014
High turnover rate
Low pay

Cashiers run and clean the tills.
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good work place
Cashier (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABJune 22, 2014
Pros: pays well, benifits
Cons: not enough hours
How to deal with cash
Costumer service

How to deal with a busy day
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Fun Place To Work. Learnt lots of skills and got great work experience.
cashier (Former Employee), Richmond, BCJune 14, 2014
great customer and PR skills.Staff is fun to work with and I Loved my job so made it easy to go to work.
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Great job for experience
Gas Bar Attendant (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABJune 13, 2014
Pros: location, hours, friendly co-workers, music
Cons: wage, only start off as part time, let on your own for breaks
Job hours were really reliable. You always had someone on hand to ask for help. It can be a fast paced environment at moments, and then be silent for the rest of the shift. Great experience if you want to remain in the convenient store industry for awhile. I learned the different types of cigarettes and tobacco. I also learned lottery sales as well.

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