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Safeway Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2017
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    Personal Shopper Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Safeway (San Jose, CA) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Interview with district recruiter. Fast-paced interview in an office setting, at a table. Very professional interviewer. I applied online and the recruiter called next day and left an email as well. She followed up with an additional email which offered other hiring store locations. I called her and asked about the required availability which said they wanted 4 a.m. to 6 p.m.. I was asked to come in the next day for an interview. Job offer on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at Safeway?   1 Answer
    • Go back from your most recent job to the last. Tell me why you left each and how did you go about this?   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Courtesy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Safeway.

    Interview

    One on one, sitting in the Starbucks seating area. It was very laid back, I came in early so I sat for a little bit. She asked me a few questions, and it seemed like she already had her mind made up.

    Interview Questions

    • If someone came into the store to buy a birthday cake, what are three other items you would suggest for them to get?   4 Answers
  3.  

    Food Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Safeway (Wilsonville, OR).

    Interview

    They asked me about my experience and about customer service. They sat me down for questions and I was offered the position in the spot. The interviewers were friendly and asked the typical what are your strengths and weakness questions. I would expect anyone going for a job at Safeway to get it because they always need positions filled

    Interview Questions

    • What was a difficult situation you faced and how did you overcome it?   2 Answers

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    Meat Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Safeway.

    Interview

    Went upstairs to lunch area watched modules answered questions got mouth swabbed for drug test passed started working the next week was given black t shirt hat name tag apron locker no lock employee handbook manager was nice got transferred to another location the store was changing its name to Safeway was originally Albertsons

    Interview Questions

    • The real reason you left your last job.   1 Answer

  5.  

    Desktop Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Safeway.

    Interview

    Interview process was great. Interview was given by both managers and 2-3 leads. Was asked questions on where I was going in the company in the next 5 years if I had stayed that long. Was even asked technical questions to quiz my IT knowledge

    Interview Questions

    • If I was going to stay with the company for a long term, where would I see myself in 5 years?   2 Answers

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    Courtesy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Safeway (Sacramento, CA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    *She went over job responsibilities, bringing carts and baskets to designated area
    -bagging stuff
    -helping visually or disabled customers
    *Then she went over the Dress code it's almost casual which is really cool!
    *She then asked me a few questions nothing crazy, told me right there I was hired and she'd call me to come in for online training for 4-6 hours!

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for safeway?   2 Answers
    • If a customer came in to buy a birthday cake what are three other items you would suggest for them to pick up?   1 Answer
    • Describe a time when you had to deal with a difficult customer?   2 Answers
    • Describe a time when you had to had to take over someone's shift and how did you handle it?   2 Answers

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    Courtesy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Safeway in September 2017.

    Interview

    I went in and my interviewer seemed very uninterested in my presence and like I was wasting my time. I'm honestly very qualified for the position even though I have no true work experience because of my volunteer experience and professional training. I was treated like I was a bother.

    Interview Questions

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    Delivery Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Safeway (Santa Cruz, CA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Interview was very casual. Met with head driver as well as driving coordinator. Asked more about customer service experience than driving history. Did have to do a drug test at the end of the interview,

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with an unhappy customer?   1 Answer

  9.  

    Courtesy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Safeway in September 2017.

    Interview

    Didn't get into the interview process. Only pay 9.50 an hour. No form of communication besides through this site. Although I do appreciate how easy they make it to apply for a job.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to take an on site drug test?   1 Answer

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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delta, CO
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Safeway (Delta, CO) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The hiring manager comes out and has us set at this display for a table in the middle of the store in public. Then proceeds to tell me the position I applied for, and was initially called in for was suddenly filled, and the only position available was a part-time night stocker. I asked her when the other positions were filled or if there would be other available openings in the near future. Her literal response "I'm sorry my vacation schedule doesn't work with your expectation of getting a certain position. Do you want this job? Take it or leave it." She stated this due it taking 3 1/2 weeks to get an interview in store due to the hiring manager being on vacation.

    Interview Questions

    • Literally asked by hiring manager: "Do you want this job? Take it or leave it."   3 Answers

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