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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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excellent employees and managment
Service Clerk (Former Employee), Penticton, BCFebruary 12, 2014
Pros: benefits, job security, full time hours
Cons: zero
excellent employees and management making this a very fun comfortable work experience
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nice people but bored a lot
Courtesy Clerk (Current Employee), Calgary, ABFebruary 12, 2014
Pros: nice atmosphere and good people
Cons: little hours, doesn't keep me busy for the most part
typically i would get there and check the washrooms and do a sweep log (i look though all the isles and make sure all clean) then go about checking the carts and baskets, seeing if people need a hand and just repeat that.
i haven't really learned a whole lot working there that i can think of its a straight forward job.
the people i work with there are – more... all nice and friendly and they all like me as well.
the hardest part of working there is trying to talk to people who don't know how to speak proper English and the most enjoyable part is talking to all the nice and cool customers that come in the store, so i like talking with people and don't at the same time. – less
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Awesome place to Work
Starbuck's barista (Former Employee), Grande PrairieFebruary 10, 2014
Awesome place to work. I loved working at safeway. I was going to college and I had flexible hours which worked well. I worked with great people also
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Safeway
Cashier (Former Employee), Calgary, ABFebruary 10, 2014
Was the worst job I have ever had. Do not apply. They over work you and do not give any benefits. Once you hit a certain amount of hours as a part time worker, which is all they hire, they stop wanting you and give all the hours to the new employees which they seem to never stop hiring. At one point there were at least 40-50 cashiers and people were – more... getting such horrible hours. I remember having a full availability and only getting 4 hours a week. Never work there the work environment is horrible and the management is even worse. The people who work there are pretty good people and deserve so much more than what they get. – less
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Great
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Fort St John, BCFebruary 9, 2014
Pros: easy to learn
Cons: takes a long time to advance
I loved working at Safeway more than any place else simply for how easy it was to learn, how supportive my co-workers were, and just how fun it was to work there. I learned many different things from bakery prep to Floral arranging. the management is generally good, The hardest part of the job is the customers. The most enjoyable part is being part – more... of a team – less
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An Okay Job
Produce/Cashier (Former Employee), Dauphin, MBFebruary 6, 2014
Pros: paid once a week
Cons: not enough hours
Stocked The Produce Section
Learned about different types of Produce
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Positive environment
Order Picker (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MBFebruary 2, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: cold temperature
Safeway is a good place to work. Employees are treated well and pay is good.
Co-workers were helpful and fun to work with.
The hardest part of the job was picking orders within the time allowed. It was usually a very exhausting day because you had to keep up a fast pace until you were done all of the orders. Physically and mentally demanding, lots of – more... math and organizing required.
Working in the cold was also difficult.
The most enjoyable part of the job I think was the occasional free lunches and the positive environment. – less
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Independent, working usually with one other. Flexible.
Gas Bar Clerk (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABJanuary 31, 2014
Pros: flexible. freedom of work.
Cons: late nights. restricted part time gets left over hours.
The hours were somewhat flexible. The union was unresponsive to concerns. Usually did not work with the boss so I was allowed to work with many different people and freedom to do my work. Usually good instructions as to what is expected of you.
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No real compensation for work. No opportunities for growth
Analyst (Current Employee), Calgary, ABJanuary 28, 2014
Poor leadership. Outdated management practices. Outdated compensation structures. No opportunities for growth.
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Interesting position
Deli Counter Service (Former Employee), Surrey, BCJanuary 25, 2014
My job was to cut and package meats for customers. The staff was not very willing to train me properly and the management didn't seem too concerned about it. I was left on my own many times without proper training. The customers were very understanding and pleasant.
I enede up leaving because I was moving to Manitoba.
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Fun and enjoyable place to work at.
Service Deli Clerk (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBJanuary 22, 2014
Pros: unionized/ good benifits
Cons: it takes few years to get a full time job.
Working in the deli was always busy. I learned to make different kinds of recipes. And developed my social skills, like dealing with new and regular customers. I had the best co-workers at that place. Even the management was very considerate about my pregnancy while i was working there. Hardest part of the job is when you get swarmed by customers and – more... there wasn't enough people working to help you. – less
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Safeway was a good job at first, but got old fast.
Cashier (Former Employee), Mission BCJanuary 20, 2014
Pros: days off were reasonable if you gave good notice
Cons: rude people.
I usually just went to my till at work and rung through customers, as well as solved their problems and answered any questions they had all in a patient and calm manner. I learned how to be more patient, calm and relaxed under pressure. Management was varied at times depending on who was on shift. I had some amazingly kind and understandable managers, – more... a few others not so much. My co-workers were great people, a lot of them I still talk to today. The hardest part of the job was dealing with rude people and sometimes closing shifts. The best part was getting to meet some great people, co-workers and customers. – less
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most favorite place i've worked
Grocery Clerk (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABJanuary 18, 2014
Pros: plenty room for advancement
Cons: pay
pay wasnt the greatest but it was a fun job, i learned alot there and wished i could go back. crazy hours during the holidays but plenty room for advancement if you work hard enough
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Fun place to work while attending school
Cashier (Current Employee), 18 ST 76 Ave SE Calgary AlbertaJanuary 17, 2014
Pros: flexible hours were great for when i was attending university
Cons: weekend and evening shifts makes it difficult to spend time with family and friends
In a typical day for a closing shift I am required to over see the work done by other cashiers as well as courtesy clerks. Keep them on task and maintain the shift schedual and break schedual. I also do cash pick ups from each till, audit certain tills throughout the eventing and perform closing dutys which include: bringing in all of the tills at the – more... end of the night, changing our change machines as needed, shut down out Western Union system and print reports, counting the news papers for return, performing the store close in the computer system printing off reports and organizing them, counting tickets and calculating our sales for the day, arming cash office.
Since starting at Safeway I have learned quite a bit about the retail industry, coustomer service and some general knowledge about Safeway specific computer systems. I have learned how to enter payroll for the staff, how to instruct others in payroll, as well as how to give clear and concise instructions to those I work with.
The most difficult part of my job for me is the lack of regularity in schedualling I am hoping to find a job which is mainly performed on weekdays.
The most enjoyable part of my job is hard to choose; I enjoy interacting with customers and getting to know them, however I also enjoy working on my own in the quite of the office. My co-workers have made working at Safeway a lot of fun and I will be sad to leave however I feel that the irregular hours are not the proper fit for me any longer. – less

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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