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Safeway Cashier Interview Questions

Updated Nov 16, 2017
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Cashier Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aberdeen, WA
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Safeway (Aberdeen, WA) in July 2017.

Interview

Filled out app, and then asked me to return in a week for the interview. I was 10 minutes early for my interview, looked good and was ready, with a very positive attitude. Something was very fishy though, because it seems Apparent that the whole process was a smoke screen to "cover themselves," while hiring a relative, or a friends relative, and making it look like a random hire. There were very good people that simply got looked over, compared to who they hired, a Friends Relative. What a fix! Severely Wasting my and other good people's time and effort!

Interview Questions

  • Can you work anytime, any shift.   2 Answers

Other Interview Reviews for Safeway

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bremerton, WA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Safeway (Bremerton, WA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online, Called back with in a week for interview. Very easy interview. Asked basic behavioral questions. Called back with in 2 days with offer. I declined for another job

    Interview Questions

    • How to respond to a difficult customer   1 Answer

  2.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in SeaTac, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Safeway (SeaTac, WA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I apply online. I got a call to schedule interview 1 week after. On site interview and drug test. Once you are passed, they will train you and pay you for the training time.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you like to eat? Show me how to you sell or advertise this product.   Answer Question
    • How do your friends describe you?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time when you had difficulty dealing with other people.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Safeway in May 2016.

    Interview

    I first applied online. A few days passed and I got a call from somebody in management setting up a time to come in and interview. I came in for an interview and then was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a difficult situation you have been in at a previous job and how did you handle it.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Safeway (Mesa, AZ) in February 2016.

    Interview

    The process was two days of practice in front of a computer with little or no assistance from anyone if you got stuck you had to look for someone to help

    Interview Questions

    • Where did I see myself in the company   1 Answer

  5. Helpful (3)  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Safeway (Honolulu, HI) in January 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and immediately received a call asking me to come in for an interview the next day. I arrived and the interview started off well. They seemed to really like my experience and I met with several managers who each seemed to want me in their department.

    They told me I was going to start at $8.70 an hour (which is bullcrap) and I hesitantly accepted. Then they leave to go get a drug test for me to take, right then, right there!!!!

    I left. I don't like drug tests. And now I don't like Safeway.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Drug test was going to be performed right there. Not cool. I had a long weekend and was on vacation. So yes: for all you recreational drug users! Safeway does a mouth-swab drug test ON THE SPOT if they hire you. Since then, I have decided to stay clean before I spiraled out of control. However; if they couldn't tell I was high, then what did it matter?! No wonder the lines at Safeway are always so long.


  6. Helpful (2)  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mesa, AZ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Safeway (Mesa, AZ) in October 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online. They called me 4 hours after i applied to set up an interview for the following day.Did the interview questions were pretty easy.Manger said they have 6 more interviews to do. Called me about 3 hours after my interview to tell me they wanted with more experience.But offered me to work there for 3 months without pay for training, I declined

    Interview Questions

    • If someone came in trying to buy a bday cake what tother hree items would you suggest they bu?   1 Answer

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Safeway (Baltimore, MD) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Originally went in for starbucks position inside because of previous experience I was qualified but the managers who interviewed me thought I would be better on the register. So they interviewed me and it was pretty smooth the managers were nice and one even offered me gum. Halfway through interview questions I was given a drug test and passed so the interview stopped and she started to enter my information on ADP so I knew I was hired at that point.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Clackamas, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Safeway (Clackamas, OR) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Basic questions, I applied in person at a Safeway where a relative works, and that manager sent my application over to a nearby store. I got a call a couple of days later, at which time a face-to-face interview was scheduled. We sat at the Starbucks tables where I was asked some basic questions. The weirdest part was when my interviewer said," We have two openings, and I am offering you the position which pays less....do you want it?" I felt compelled to say yes, even though I was a little taken aback, and I believe if I had turned it down, I might have been offered the higher-paying position, but they use your need for a job to their advantage. Also, there were no questions to get to know me as a person, and I felt from the beginning that it was totally about what I could give them, and nothing about how their company could benefit me.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of how you addressed a difficult situation in the workplace.
      How would your friends or co-workers describe you.
      Why do you want to work for Safeway?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. They offered me one position, and I felt it was take it or leave it.


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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Safeway (Seattle, WA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    was comfortable and pleasant. Not a demanding interview, but easy going and the management where very pleasant. The background check came back quickly, and getting put on schedule happened quickly. I was handed my schedule immediately after the interview, which consisted of 2 training days, done on the computer. This was unsupervised, and was provided in a relax manner.

    Interview Questions

    • What hours are you available? Are you able to get reliable childcare, or do you already have it?   1 Answer

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