supply stocker (3 months volunteer) (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 17 August 2017
This was my volunteer job during high school. I love the workplace culture in Safeway, my supervisor was a friendly lady. She was willing to teach me how to prepare products and organize them properly. Colleagues were also nice to work with.
Produce/Grocery Clerk (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 16 August 2017
I learned a lot from Safeway such as how to deal with customers and meet their needs. I also learned lots about how a business works, and what makes it run. Management was always friendly but given that we were usually short staffed it was rather difficult for them to meet your needs, that was the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable part is being able to work with your coworkers and make an entire department look great in very little time and having the customers appreciate that. Also being able to be trusted with the department by yourself is a great sense of responsibility and great way for me to prove my worth, which I have been told I did time and time again. Overall I enjoyed my time at Safeway thoroughly and will miss it.
Friendly customers, Air Miles, knowledge of produce, make your own task list
Inconsistent schedule and hours, department changeovers, new employee hired and fired everyday.
PROFESSIONAL FOOD CLERK (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 6 August 2017
I generally enjoyed working here as the staff and overall environment was supportive. However, my only concern was the rotating of new managers in which schedules were changed without notice. This occurred a few times but it was still a annoying problem!
Used to be a very good place to work, but would not recommend now.
Deli Clerk (Current Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 2 August 2017
I've worked there for almost ten years and for the first five it was a really great place to work, really flexible with the hours(which it still can be, but perhaps too much), there was a great group of people I worked with throughout the whole store not just my(the deli) department. After year five it started slowly going downhill, probably due to lack of sales. Started cutting hours and too much shuffling around of full time staff with frequent manager swaps for poor reasons, poorly trained managers. My store especially seemed to have a lot of staff shuffled through and had hours drastically cut. You were consistently working short staffed and constantly rushing around. Nothing would ever get done due to business and no staff around but you would still be treated as if you weren't doing your job properly. Then after some time instead of that, more work would be forced on the more competent/capable employees thus giving us more work and higher expectations than other people. And this all got much worse after Sobeys bought out Safeway. So basically, five years ago, I would highly recommend a job at Safeway, but no longer.
Deli Clerk (Former Employee) – Spruce Grove, AB – 1 August 2017
most of the time we were short staffed or improperly scheduled, forced to take on multiple tasks that may be to much for one person to do. management wasnt great help when we were short and sometimes expected improperly trained staff to take on some of the managers responsibility.
Cashier/Bakery/Floral Clerk (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 1 August 2017
A place for people who do not want to work hard and want to abuse their seniority. I worked with a bunch of them before. 4 employees stole groceries from the store and the store manager did not care about it at all! People were lazy but had higher seniority than me kept giving me her mid-night shifts and taking my shifts away.
was very Productive, fun and filled with kind hearted people
Deli Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 31 July 2017
Safeway was such a good experience overall. When I came in to work I was greeted by the employees all time. The management were very professional but were always kind when giving out instructions or tasks. The hardest part of the job was that the deli was always busy so there were tons of things to get done at all times and the best part was that every one of the employees always tried to keep a positive and supportive atmoshere.