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A typical and safe workplace
Cashier (Current Employee), Calgary, ABNovember 21, 2013
Pros: fast-paced kind of job
Cons: short hours of work.
customers are generally nice and kind. There is an open door policy with the management system. co-workers are fun to deal with. the most enjoyable part is when i received perks like free starbucks drinks when i collect many donations from the customers. Not really hard to work in safeway because they only allow me few hours in a week.
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productive
inventory (Former Employee), Winnipeg, ManitobaNovember 19, 2013
come in put inventory away.
learned safeway's way of stocking shelves
management was good
co-workers were ok
hardest part was evening shift while maintaining my day job
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Fast,and easy job
Night Shift Stocker (Former Employee), winnipegNovember 15, 2013
Great environment, quite everyone is respectful , my only problem is that there are not enough hours.
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Cashier
Cashier (Former Employee), Richmond BCNovember 12, 2013
Enjoyed working with others and the public. It had its trying days just as any other jobs. I had costumers that would only come to my till that made me delighted. I knew I was doing a good job without being told by managers.
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dont waste your time
Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee), Wetaskiwin, ABNovember 12, 2013
if you are a minute early or late punching you are reprimanded.

I punched my card in early because I was paged by the manager of safeway 862.
when she saw this on the weekly she told me she would be deducting 30 minutes additional pay to make sure that I never do it again
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Great atmosphere and great people
General Clerk (Former Employee), New Westminster, BCNovember 7, 2013
Pros: friendly staff, generous hours
Regular work experience to be expected from a large scale grocery store, but the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. Unfortunately not much room for advancement due to the many older staff members, but that tends to improve in the summer.
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Worked there too long to like it anymore
BARISTA (Former Employee), Calgary, ABNovember 6, 2013
I learned to make a mean coffee there but did not like the space we had to make it in!
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Exciting Retail Company to work for
Payroll Clerk, Invoices, H&S Rep, Floral & Cashier (Current Employee), Spruce Grove, ABNovember 6, 2013
Pros: my advancement within the company
Cons: not enough hours
While working at Safeway I was given the opportunity to learn various positions within the store which then lead to more responsibilites & knowledge of the retail sector. Every day I demonstrated good work ethic & dedication. Management & co-workers have showen me how important it is to work as a team. The hardest part of the job is getting enough scheduled – more... hours & the most enjoyable part is the customers. Safeway is a great place to work for. – less
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Busy
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Duncan, BCOctober 15, 2013
Busy engaging place to work. Enjoyed working with the public.
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Horrible place to work, people dont care about quality of work, too specific on uniform, managers disrespect employees
Cashier (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABOctober 13, 2013
Pros: no pros
Cons: managers are slave drivers, they have no compassion for the fellow man, short underpaid hours.
This place is horrible. The cashiers always get into arguments, promotions are given to the pretty not the hard working, the union screws you over.
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good pay, store manager is a power happy, rude, unprofessional.
Assistant Meat Department Manager (Current Employee), Brooks, AlbertaOctober 12, 2013
Pros: good pay, excellent benefits.
Cons: never same schedule from week to week, power happy store manager is extremely unprofessional.
not bad I guess, my immediate boss is best boss I ever worked for, store manager is ridiculously unprofessional power happy freak.
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this is also a great job good hours some time you will get extra days of work
General & Service Clerk (Former Employee), Kelowna, BCOctober 5, 2013
Pros: it was good job but need to be better
Cons: store front clerk and to deal with customers looking after the front should get more pay
it suck that they cant give there staff more hours to each person
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It Was Fun
Checker Girl / Cashier (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABSeptember 23, 2013
Pros: 15 mins breaks
Cons: not enough hours, needed more hours
I Dealt with alot of customers and learned something new everyday from the job as a checker/cashier, everything was electronic but i caught on very fast, i got along with everyone at work very easy going person, the hardest part of the job was nothing really I Just enjoyed working with the public and learning something new everyday, I was a very hard – more... worker. – less
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Fun, Friendly, Professional, and proud atmosphere.
Floor Manager (Former Employee), Camrose, ABSeptember 17, 2013
Worked at Safeway through high school, Everyone was friendly, fast advancement, trusting, and good moral overall,
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Amazing Experience Provider.
Cashier/ Check-Out Clerk (Former Employee), 1440 Henderson HighwaySeptember 16, 2013
Pros: employee benefits.
Cons: not enough hours.
This job taught me many useful skills in any field of work such as outstanding customer service and an outstanding display of work ethics. Coming to work was never stressful and management was always kind but thorough with their teaching methods. I personally worked as a cashier/ check out clerk which was very enjoyable. The job itself was very easy – more... to maintain and Safeway's number one concern was being kind to their customers thus resulting in them not being very angry or hostel due to the expectation of getting good customer service from us (the employees) resulting in the job environment being very joy filled and positive. – less
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Flexible Schedule, great for students
Cashier (Former Employee), Regina, SaskatchewanSeptember 14, 2013
Typical day includes scanning customers groceries and providing world class service for everyone
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enjoying walking to the store
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), AmmanSeptember 5, 2013
Pros: discounts and offers for us
Cons: walking under the rain
It was nice opportunity working there .The store opens 24 hours
I usually gone by bus at 8:00 am and went back home at 4:00pm
There ,I learned how can I deal with different kinds of people ,help people by answering their questions ,my co-workers were very nice people ,they used to support me if I had any difficulties
Actually I could not find any hardness – more... with this job
,and the most enjoyable part of this job was the location of the store
it was about 10 minutes walking – less
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Productive experience
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee), Franklin Ave. Fort McMurray, ABAugust 30, 2013
I have learned and practice good interpersonal communication with co-workers, acquired customer service skills and patience in dealing with all types of individuals and organization levels.
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Safeway Deli Department
Deli Department Associate (Former Employee), Calgary, ABAugust 26, 2013
Pros: good pay, friendly staff.
Cons: lack of hours, no job security or communication.
This company had no job security and no communication, I was hired in late may and soon found out that there were no hours. I found this out two weeks after not having any work that there were no hours to be given and that they had no promise of when there would be any at this location. I then went to human resources asking if there was another store – more... that could use the help, unfortunately with the flood there was no work because they needed to accommodate the senior employees first. I never had any communication from my Department manager for several weeks. I contacted my Manager and we decided that it would be best if I were laid off due to lack of hours. Over all I do not believe that this is a good place for anyone out of school to start working due to lack of security, they make promises that there will be plenty of hours and that you will receive at least 15 a week but that is not a for sure thing. – less
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I would ring in orders at the till
Front end customer service (Former Employee), Calgary, ABAugust 18, 2013
Pros: good benefits and ood wages
Cons: had a poor boss
I would ring orders in at the till. I would also do file maintance once a week.

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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