Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Safeway
- Courtesy Clerk (67)
- Deli Clerk (26)
- Cashier (22)
- Front End Cashier (12)
- Food Clerk (11)
- Pharmacy Technician (11)
- Produce Clerk (10)
- Assistant Store Manager (7)
- Checker (7)
- Safeway - Starbucks Barista (7)
- Staff Pharmacist (5)
- Baker (5)
- Bakery Clerk (5)
- Starbucks Barista (5)
- Financial Analyst (4)
- Assistant Manager (4)
- Intern (4)
- Bookkeeper (4)
- Customer Service Clerk (3)
- Meat Clerk (3)
- Manager (3)
- Bagger (3)
- Journeyman Food Clerk (3)
- Clerk (3)
- Store Manager (3)
- Pharmacist (3)
- Cake Decorator (3)
- Human Resources (3)
- Head Clerk (3)
- Helper Clerk (2)
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Safeway (Beaverton, OR) in March 2015.
We sat down and had a chat about my likes, dislikes, what I'm doing in school, why I enjoyed previous jobs and why I didn't. I had applied for all open positions, and due to my past work experience, I was offered a job in the Deli. My interviewer was the floral manager and a customer service rep and she was very laid back and nice. I was open about who I am and why I thought I'd make a good fit, and she apparently agreed as she zealously offered me a position right away.
- Why did you apply for Safeway? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Safeway (Vancouver, WA) in June 2014.
The interview process began with a phone call from Safeway Corporate, which included Certification Verification and scheduling a phone interview.
A few days later, i received phone call from Safeway Corporate which included simple questions like, "With the recent changes in health care, where do you think the pharmacy field is going", and basic discussions about scheduling and company policies.
A few days later, i got called in for an interview at the Safeway Store. These interview questions were very similar to most job interviews. Ie. How is this position relative to your future career? Give an example of an experience dealing with an angry customer and how did you handle it? Are you able to multitask consistently?
In the end, i was offered the job via phone call.
- Where do you see the Pharmacy field going in the future? Answer Question
Helpful (2)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Safeway (Portland, OR) in August 2013.
Get to the store ten to fifteen minutes early. Ask for the person interviewing you at the self-checkout or customer service desk. The person will be notified promptly; you will most likely be directed to a seat in the cafe or at Starbucks. The recruiter will come out and either lead you into a back office or take a seat across from you in the cafe.
Take initiative by starting the conversation. The interview will go better if you show initiative from the get-go. Try something simple, like "How is your day going?" if the recruiter is male. If the recruiter is female, compliment her. In any case, make sure YOU ask the first question!
Don't be afraid to show your (appropriate) funny bone, especially if you are applying for a job that involves dealing with lots of people.
The Safeway interview is quite standard from location to location. If you don't get a job at one location, try the next. You will already know the usual Safeway specific questions and have had time to think about how to better answer them.
Reasons for Declining
I was hired by another company before Safeway had a chance to call me back. I only got as far as a one-on-one interview, so I do not know what happens after the one-on-one interview.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Safeway (Portland, OR) in March 2013.
I began the process with an online application as well as submitting my resume. In around a week I received a call to come in for an interview. While I was early for my interview, my interviewer was twenty minutes late and seemed to be under stress. Immediately upon starting the interview, she gave me a sheet with my potential job description and pay rate, which despite my extensive prior experience as a Starbucks barista was still 50 cents less than my last job as a barista. Despite having submitted my professional resume detailing my work history (and college degree), the interviewer had not read my resume and was unaware at my previous job as a barista.
I was asked basic retail questions such as "How would you handle a conflict with a colleague," or "How would you handle an upset customer?" Just two days after completion of the interview, I received a call back from the same interviewer, offering me the job.
- Due to the nature of the job, the questions were fairly straightforward and unsurprising; however, I was caught off guard by one simple question: "If someone came to the bakery and ordered a cake, what would you suggest they also buy?" It is a simple question, but I wasn't expecting it, so I stumbled over my answer. 1 Answer
There wasn't negotiation; I was told what the flat rate for my position was, rather than getting the chance to explain what my salary requirements were.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Safeway (Tigard, OR) in January 2013.
The hiring process has changed since I was hired because each store does there own hiring for there individuals needs for each store.
- The policy that you did not agree and how did you get others to have buy in on the policy. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 1 day – interviewed at Safeway (Portland, OR) in February 2012.
I was called on a Sunday at 10AM and asked if I could come in later that afternoon. I agreed and came in and we sat in the eating area of the deli at the Pearl location of Safeway. The questions were basic and she said to make them brief, even though it was almost not possible to keep them brief. She said I was over qualified and that if was hired in the deli that I would not have a chance to move up, which was okay with me this was not a career for me. I called back 2 days later to check in and she said that they chose another candidate.
- Describe a time when you worked with a team to accomplish something? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Safeway (Vancouver, WA) in April 2011.
Tough Competition! Seniority of more than 19 years with Safeway trumped my 7 years combined. Safeway is famous for 'Tell me about a time when..."
- Tell me about a time when... 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Safeway (Beaverton, OR) in January 2010.
Very easy interview process. Consisted of basic questions to get a knowledge of who you are and how you deal with certain situations.
- Why do you want to work for Safeway? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Safeway (Portland, OR) in July 2008.
First i met my employer. They asked me questioned concerning costumer service then asked if i could came back in a the nest couple days.
- How important is customer service? Answer Question
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