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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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First Job
Cashier (Former Employee), Stony Plain, ABMarch 3, 2014
Pros: good people to work with
Cons: pay, vacation, benefits
I learnt to serve customers, fallow orders, work a till and be efficient under pressure.
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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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Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY), a Fortune 500 company, is North America's second largest supermarket chain after Kroger Co., with, as – Read more