didn't like working here the hours fluctuated on a daily bases i was always overworked and call lazy by some people same people where nice and understanding but not all have to be able to work in a fast pace environment
Cashier / Customer Service / Front End Supervisor (Former Employee) – Cochrane, AB – 12 October 2018
I worked at Safeway for 4 years, this is the most drama filled workplace you can ever imagine. There is union which stops you from getting hours-helpful to not only you but to the workplace. For example, someone who started working at Safeway two months before you have will aways the same amount or more hours than you; if you are a star employee and they aren't, you cant come in more than they can thus limiting your time to shine. Heart Heart.
if you are a people person this is the place to be
hard working and loyal. reliable and honest. always on time.
Full time meat wrapper/ seafood dept. attendant (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 11 October 2018
I enjoyed learning about the meat industry as well as the seafood counter. I especially enjoyed the customer service aspect of the job. I am a genuine people person and having the opportunity to engage in conversation about almost anything is fun. getting to know your customers is a privledge
super over worked at the end of the day. i learned how to stock shelfs and check out coustomers from the check stand. hardest part of the job was getting carts in -40 weather. Their really hard to push and get stuck in the slush and snow.
Cashier/CSR/Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 2 October 2018
I worked at Safeway when people still got raises and a high wage at that time. I left to take care of my children because the hours were from 8am-11pm or you were restricted and lost hours. The only thing good was that I was making top dollar in 1999 now you can`t get close to that wage if you start now and work the rest of your life there. I hated every minute I was there by the end after working there for 13 years or so. I doubt it is any better now.
Fuel Technician (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 2 October 2018
Safeway is a company you should work for if you are looking to be apart of a team, and want to be able to keep yourself busy. There is always something to do, and you become quite hands on with Lottery, cigarettes, and gas prices when you work in the gas bar. It's always good to keep busy with cleaning, stocking product, counting, and selling goods and services.
Cashier, Customer Service (Former Employee) – Leduc, AB – 26 September 2018
I enjoyed my time at Safeway because of the people I worked with and the customers who were generally pleasant.
Because I was a newbie I was scheduled to work hours that no one else wanted and although I was happy to do the work sometimes the scheduling prevented me from doing other stuff with family and friends.
Cashier (Former Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 25 September 2018
Pros good pay. not much stress. unionized. co-workers are great. cons is that training is pretty bad, its a little video you are forced to watch which shows you how to do your job. it is very boring. when they got me to do a overtime shift they kept changing the time i work until
Cashier (Former Employee) – St. Albert, AB – 24 September 2018
meet new people, learned how to work a cash register, (training) provided management was awesome to work for they were understanding and will to go out of their way to helping you out. work place culture was good, different cultures working under one roof. the hardest part of the job is when it was time to go home, and wait for your next shift. meeting new people and learning ne things was the best part, and helping each other out