Meat Clerk (Former Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 2 June 2017
The job was interesting and good people worked there. However it was very difficult to get more hours. a typical week was only 12 hours of work. They did give regular pay raises although they were not very large
Produce Clerk, Grocery Clerk, Cashier (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 May 2017
Safeway is a good place to work part time for high school students or younger, but the pay starts way too low for anyone older with bills or school to pay for. You start off with low hours and it takes years to become full time. The best part is meeting and working with lots of different people.
Deli Clerk (Former Employee) – Canmore, AB – 29 May 2017
My typical day at work included making sandwiches, cleaning the area, and selling products to customers. I had used the cash register due to having cashier experience. I learned how to test water and other substances required to clean with. Management was great! The hardest part of the job was just standing all through shifts, i am an active person so it was not THAT hard.most enjoyable apart of the job was meeting new customers daily fro mall around the world.
Pharmacy Assistant Trainee (Former Employee) – North Edmonton, AB – 29 May 2017
busy but enjoyable is a typical day at work, learned a lot from co-workers as a trainee, everybody is nice from the manager to co-workers, co-workers were supportive and patient with a trainee like me.
Deli Clerk (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 May 2017
Working with Safeway was amazing... until Sobeys bought it out. I had 8 hours a day, 40+ hours a week, benefits, and there was a raise every 500 hours worked and I was part time. Now (still working part time) I only have up to 7.5 hours a day, less than 28 hours a week. No benefits and I do not get the raise every 500 hours because I cannot put in enough hours.
Great people to work with.
No discounts, benefits, and no working longer than 7.5 hours a day.
Some nice staff but faltering communication in front end
Courtesy Clerk (Former Employee) – Alberta – 22 May 2017
A typical workday would vary from decent to stressing very quickly; with staff at front end who have poor communication skills and are seemingly arrogant. These statistics have been made from my experience working at Safeway but on recent accounts from my friend who also worked at a Safeway claimed the exact same issues.
Meat Clerk (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 20 May 2017
Working here is fun because of the people around you. Most of the people in the workplace, whether they directly work with you or indirectly, want to see you be happy and succeed. Everyone works together as a unit and if one slips up, everyone usually bands together to pick up the slack. Sometimes, customer interactions can bring out bad emotions in you such as becoming mad, sad etc. The work, although easy, it is very tedious. Good place to work if you are just getting into the job market and don't have prior experience, but the people that have been there for many years take it to a different level altogether.
General Clerk/ Stock Associate (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 20 May 2017
Safeway is a great place to work if you are just searching for an easy job and do it for life. As described in the title, Safeway UFCW provides great union protection on its employees, like heath care, dental care, etc. However, the job nature of Safeway is extremely boring as stocking products to shelves, receiving inventory, etc. It might be fun to begin with, but eventually, you might find the job is really boring, and lack of motivation.
Front End Bakery (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 15 May 2017
Reasonably enjoyable job. Knew what to expect every shift. Learned how to manage time (how much I can reasonably get done in a shift). Mostly worked closing shift, so I often only saw my other coworkers for maybe an hour before they all went home. At times this was a pro, as it meant I could quietly go about my business. Cons were that if you encountered a problem (either with a customer or with a machine) you couldn't ask for help. When asking for time off, you had to submit a paper request which was put into a folder. I was a little paranoid that there was a possibility that the paper could get lost. Would have preferred and electronic system. Management was alright. Store managers were friendly and came when paged on the intercom. Bakery manager was really nice. Only issue was sometimes I wouldn't get my schedule until a few days before the start of the next week. Would have preferred something like 3 weeks scheduling in advance. Overall, pleasant experience. There was enough for me to do that kept me busy every shift. So time went by quickly which I appreciated.
Enough tasks to keep you busy all shift
May have to work overtime, not always satisfied with number of hours