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good team members
Cashier (Former Employee), vancouver, bcJune 10, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: long hours
A typical day would be to start off with inputting data. A lot of data work which i love to do.
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not sure only there 7 months
Cashier (Former Employee), Saskatoon, SKJune 9, 2014
Pros: freinds
Cons: not enough hours
cashier
the manager was great just not enough hours.
the people I worked with were wonderful.
there was just not enough hours.
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Secure
Cashier (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCJune 7, 2014
Pros: being praised for good work
Cons: irregular shifts
It made me feel safe to know that Safeway was a union job, so if anything happened such as injury, they would help me out as much as possible. The best part of the job was being able to interact with different customers every day. You get to meet a lot of new people, and get to know a lot of regular customers. The hard part was being on call, and not – more... having very regular shifts. Most of the time I wouldnt have any shifts scheduled, but would get a call every morning being asked to come in to work. – less
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Productive and exciting job as Courtesy Clerk
Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABMay 29, 2014
Pros: reasonable hours
Cons: can't think of any
Going around the store and giving co-workers my help whenever they needed it.

I learned how to do a variety of jobs, What it's like working with co- workers and how to deal with customers.

Management would tell me what I needed to do for that day and send me on my way. They were patient and helpful and they liked my work.

Co-workers were a lot a – more... like Management. I did what ever they asked me to and I tried to be as helpful as possible. They would give me constructive criticism and thank me for doing a good job.

The hardest part for me was keeping up with facing shelves I would do a good job I was just slow.

The most enjoyable part of the job was that I got to try a lot of new things. Rather then doing the same thing all day every day. – less
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ok place to work
kiosk coffee server (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABMay 15, 2014
Lots of prejudice in hiring practice
Management was ineffective when dealing with staffing issues
great coworkers
positive atmosphere in specific work area
immediate supervisor and supervisors in other dept. were very supportive however they too found management ineffective at times.
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Good workplace
Cashier (Current Employee), CalgaryMay 13, 2014
The colleagues and managements are nice, easy communication.
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Community
Barista (Former Employee), Courtenay, BCMay 8, 2014
Pros: 10% safeway products.
Safeway was my family. Made drinks at the starbucks counter and got to know customers.
Hardest part of the job, memorizing every customers drink.
Most enjoyable part, building relationships with people.
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Day as a Coffee Bar Server.
Coffee Bar Server (Former Employee), Calgary, ABMay 5, 2014
My typical shift would start mid-afternoon. I would serve customers for around an hour, then I would restock the coffee bar. I would then clean the coffee bar, then tale a dinner break, then serve customers until closing. The hardest part of my job was dealing with a late night rush. Typically I am preparing for closing, when many people would show – more... up at once. I then had to work quickly to serve them all, then would need to get back to closing. The best part were the people I worked with. If where I work has good people working as well, I would enjoy it. – less
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Supportive of pharmacy department
Pharmacy Manager and Clinical Pharmacist (Current Employee), St. AlbertApril 28, 2014
This job was very interesting and challenging because of the variety of daily activities and people encountered each and every shift.
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great
Manager Trainee (Former Employee), Salmon Arm, BCApril 22, 2014
people and expericence great pay not so great and get transfered easily
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Non cooperative management.
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee), Regina, SKApril 22, 2014
Pros: none in particular.
Cons: don't feel part of a team.
Everybody to him/herself, no cooperation. Co workers mostly aloof.
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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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Great place to work as a student
Front end Cashier (Current Employee), Vancouver, BCMarch 28, 2014
As a student Safeway is a great place to be able to balance work and school life.
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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.

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