Cashier (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – February 4, 2016
A typical day at Safeway was starting your shift as you relieved the other cashier. You worked for 2 hours then got your first 15 minute break, though sometimes it could differ a bit and you might have to wait up to an extra 30 minutes before you got your break. Lunch was a half hour break usually would depend on the order of when who started, people who started at 8 am went first obviously. The last 15 minute break was around 2 hours after lunch. During the day you would simply put customers through your till in a polite and fast way. When you had no customers you would tidy up your till area and organize the front of shelf's in front of your till.
You learn how to better your communication skills, including people skills team work skills problem solving as well as how to handle money.
Management was fair for the most part, only one of the managers was unpleasant.
Almost every co-worker was nice and fun to be around. We all helped each other out.
The most difficult part of the job was when you had to deal with an upset costumer. Or the busy 2 hours from 4pm-6pm.
The most enjoyable aspect was simply working with people you got along with.
Coffee Bar Server (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – May 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 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.
Order Picker (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – February 2, 2014
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 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.
Service Deli Clerk (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – January 22, 2014
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 there wasn't enough people working to help you.
Payroll Clerk, Invoices, H&S Rep, Floral & Cashier (Current Employee) – Spruce Grove, AB – November 6, 2013
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 hours & the most enjoyable part is the customers. Safeway is a great place to work for.
Sales/ Service Clerk (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – December 29, 2013
The average day for the past little while started at 4A.M. with ordering products to come in for the next day of work. Then I went and removed any expired product from the shelf and restocked them with new product. I then finished the day with another order. The management here was great, they were friendly very flexible with my holiday hours and nice all around from upper management to the new managers that are just being trained.
Very short staffed and with no regard for cleanliness
Part-time / Casual (Former Employee) – 100 mile house – April 3, 2015
This work place was never cleaned to a proper standard for food services. There was a limited time frame in which to complete tasks on the closing shift. The rate of pay did not warrant the work performance or duties.
On the other hand the employees were a delight to work with and I got along with them all very well, We made our work day enjoyable regardless of the circumstances
Generalist Clerk (Current Employee) – Leduc, AB – February 3, 2015
I enjoy working nights, there is minimal supervision as the freezer section is my department. I go into work at 11:00 pm work until 7:30 am. I really like my job but am finding that when I get off, I come home watch tv until 3 or 4 in the afternoon. I am currently looking for a day time position to fill my early mornings to early afternoons.
I would come in early, just in case I was needed... then then best part would be when my customers would start coming into my line so that I could start making their day as bright and wonderful as I could. I LOVE MY CUSTOMERS!! It made the day go so fast cause the best part was each and every customer that came into my line.
a very happy place to work
not being able to regulate my weekly hours---ranged from 8 hrs to 30 hrs
Cashier/Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – January 26, 2015
• Upholds and complies with company procedures, standards and policies in all situations • Greets customers in a polite and friendly manner • Demonstrates superior customer service in accordance with Safeway’s programs • Process cash register payments by cash, cheque, credit card, gift card and debit • Wrap and place merchandise in bags / carts • Balance and reconcile cash at end of work shift • Maintain cleanliness of check stands • Stock various product in check stand area
Cashier (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – March 24, 2014
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 of that. I also like the people I get to work with, including the store manager. We all work really well with each other.
Productive and exceptional work place to start out in
Cashier (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – October 15, 2015
Safeway was a fun work place to start providing myself with stability, the best part of the job was being able to interact with customers and learn some great customer service skills that will help me out with other jobs. I met some awesome people and enjoyed my time there but I just wanted to explore other options and experience something different.
good place to learn new skills and work with good people
Night Crew Manager (Current Employee) – Madera, CA – May 30, 2013
I have worked there almost two decades now and I have advanced throughout my time invested at Safeway. I have learned many skills from ordering additional stock - to operating forklifts for store use. The hardest part of this job would be the lack of hours to complete the daily activities in each department; especially grocery!!!
Part-time Deli Clerk (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – October 3, 2012
•Acknowledge customers in Deli Department and always greet them with a smile. •Prioritize assisting customers over other tasks. •Making and preparing different in-house salad, salad kit, different dips such as Veggie, Fruit, Spinach and Snacking tray. •Preparing and cutting different meat/ham/Bolognese/salami. •Identifying/Scanning price of goods and tabulated bill using cash register. •Maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the work place. •Providing customer’s world class service.
First job in Alberta, worked as a supervisor for Distribution Centre
Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – September 12, 2012
Worked during only day shift but rotated around the different warehouses (grocery, produce, dairy, etc...) Learned lots on how to do proper food handling according to the CFIA Got along very well with my colleagues and managers The hardest was working in the produce or frozen food warehouses, very cold to spend 8 hrs straight No night shifts and discounts on stores.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – April 7, 2015
Every day is the same. You get on a till, you must endure tens of snobby customers daily just to be yelled at by the supervisor at the end of the day. Co-workers are generally alright, however, the management is awful and disorganized. Smiling for six hours and pretending to be genuinely interested in a customer's life is definitely that hardest part. The most enjoyable part is going home.
Great union job with good people. Loved helping the charities.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – February 25, 2014
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.
repeat customers were wonderful, helped charities, and union benefits.
can be stoic, depending on location can be slow and fewer shifts.