Safeway Interview Questions in Phoenix, AZ

Updated May 22, 2014
Updated May 22, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Deli Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Safeway.

    Interview Details

    After submitting an online application I received an email offering an interview. There was a brief phone screening during which the specifics of the position were described to me and I had to answer questions about my experience. During that phone call I was able to schedule an in-person interview. I was asked a few straightforward questions in the interview and they offered me the job then. They did the drug screening and background check immediately.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you had to take on a coworker's responsibilities.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time you had to work with a difficult person.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The commute was too long for me. Everything else about the position was fine.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Meat Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Gilbert, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gilbert, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Safeway in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    went well did the mouth swab drug test at the store didnt work had to go to a lab

    Interview Questions
    • How to bone out and get as many different primals out of a bone in chuck   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    its a standard pay
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Windows Server Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Safeway in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    was contacted by them for the position on Mon 3/18. Called me back 3/19 for the phone interview with the recruiter. had a panel interview with 5 people on 3/20. One person had to drop off, one never showed. Tech questions where fairly simple, (how do you create a file share, etc). Was told on 3/27 that they were moving forward with other candidates.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inventory Control Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Safeway in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by telephone. I did three telephone interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to distance yourself from an employee.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Starbucks Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tempe, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Safeway in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    The whole process was pretty simple. I applied online for a number of different positions and a few days later I received a call and asked if I was still interested and when I could meet for an interview. Scheduled the interview for a few days later at an alternate location because the person who called wasn't going to be there but they had me interview with another person. I was told to go to the customer service desk when I arrived and they told me to go upstairs. The interview was really simple just a few questions about my past experiences and why I wanted to work for Safeway. After the questions she told me that they were going to move forward with me and that I needed to do a drug test and background test. The drug test was simple just had to put a sponge thing in your mouth for a few minutes. My background test came back quickly so they asked how many forms of ID I had which I had my drivers license and my social security card so she was able to do all my paper work while I filled out some tax papers on the computer. After that paper work she gave me a packet of papers I needed to sign and that was it. She asked when I was wanted to start I told her asap, she suggested I take a day so that I could a uniform together and I started training the day after that. Pretty easy.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your most recent work experience?   Answer Question
    • What would your last employer/manager say is your best/strongest attribute?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you had to give excellent customer service.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time you had to deal with a customer complaint.   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work for Safeway?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Produce Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Safeway in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Online application, got a call and scheduled interview for next day. Fairly easy questions, basically if you dress up and show up you already have the job because they are always needing new hires. On the spot saliva test to save time and money and started the next Monday. Try to get produce, bakery, or meat dept. as the deli is disgusting and being a cashier hurts to stand in one spot for hours.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They pay minimum wage, 7.65 in AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Staff Pharmacist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Safeway in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    leading questions from interviewer, review benefits, review company initiatives, salary negotiation, discussed vacation weeks,

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Deli Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Peoria, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peoria, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Safeway in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and didn't get a response for over a month. I walked in to introduce myself and checkup on my application. and I was given an interview on the spot. I was given a saliva drug test the next day, and after my background check was completed, I was hired on.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation is possible.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Liquor Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Safeway in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    The company attempted to hire several liquor merchandisers during my time working there. Sometimes the jobs were posted internally, sometimes not. The initial interviews were done by phone with a group of corporate level managers asking you questions. I did not advance to any subsequent interviews. Not to rant, but it almost seemed the phone interview was a courtesy paid to me for being an employee that met the basic job requirements.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Courtesy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Safeway in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied online after my friend who worked there told me they were looking to hire. They called me about 4 days later and asked me to come in for a one on one interview. The interview was about 15 minutes long and most of the questions were very basic and expected. I was offered the job on the spot and accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time where you were the leader of a group and had to problem solve to accomplish a task.
      There really were not any unexpected or odd questions. The interviewer had never done one before because the normal person was out that day. I think it would have been more in-depth if the normal interviewer was there.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Courtesy clerks get minimum wage and it seemed like you had no say in how many hours you worked.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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