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Safeway Interview Questions

Updated Sep 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Basic interview, hired on the spot. No questions were too difficult. Asked primarily about job experience and some role playing questions. Also they like to hear that you have open availability.

    Interview Questions

    • If you saw a customer buying a birthday cake what other objects would you recommend to them?   2 Answers

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    Head Clerk Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Safeway (Davis, CA).

    Interview

    manager calls you for an interview, discussed background, strengths, weaknesses why you want to work there, pretty basic stuff. nothing to hard, just be smiling and have a good attitude, and you'll be offered a job. which i was

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Cashier/Checker Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Safeway (San Jose, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Asked for a hiring manager in store and she interviewed me on the spot. She was very warm and bubbly. I loved talking to her! Smooth process - general information and then behavioral/experience questions. I had no previous retail experience, only in other industries, and she was fine with that. Drug test and background check came later.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you helped a customer   1 Answer
    • Describe a time you dealt with a difficult customer/person   1 Answer
    • What other items would you recommend to a customer buying a birthday cake?   1 Answer

  4.  

    Night Stocker Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Safeway (Rockville, MD) in June 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was very simple, without much care for really sorting out fitting employees for positions. I had no formal work experience yet I was hired on the spot. I wished to discuss my issues relating to autism but nothing pertaining to disabilities ever came up in the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • "What were your duties at your last job [a campus job]?"   Answer Question

  5.  

    Service Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Safeway.

    Interview

    Very quick and nice. Great place to work. They got back to me pretty quickly after applying online and checked to see if I would be happy doing what I was going to do for them. I spent my first few work years at Safeway and they were great

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly questions about how well you work with others and your attitude towards the company   Answer Question

  6.  

    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Mohave, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Safeway (Fort Mohave, AZ) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Went really well apply for gm but got call for interview and was ask if i wanna work at starbucks i said sure a job a job ask if i could move up in company she said yes so pretty excited to learn somthing new took drug test was a swab wait talk to hire manager while waiting she was lay back and nice she ask me question what i used to do at other jobs was a good .made me feel like part of the team

    Interview Questions

    • How i deal with a customer complaint ? What have i done to go far and beyond for customer? What other employer's would say about my work ?   1 Answer

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    Deli Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Safeway (San Francisco, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I applied through the website. I got a call back a few days later to set up an interview. It was a very brief interview, very basic. I had to start some paperwork, submit to a drug test, and specify availability. I was told that I was hired and had to come back a couple days later to finalize paperwork. Within a couple days I was in the Safeway I was to work at to meet my manager and immediately begin training/work. From the day I submitted my app online to when I stepped in for training/work it took about 10 days.

    Interview Questions

    • What does customer service mean to you?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (2)  

    Online Shopper Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Safeway (Falls Church, VA).

    Interview

    It was an easy interview and very informal. They hired me at the end of the interview (they recommended I bring all the paperwork there so they could hire me even before the interview).

    Interview Questions

    • Describe five things you would recommend to purchase for a child's birthday party.   Answer Question

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    Barista - Starbucks Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Safeway.

    Interview

    Hiring fair, twenty or so people - the whole thing lasted around 3 hours for me. 3 managers worked interviews starting at noon and didn't get to me till 2:30. The manager that interviewed me was not the one I was assigned at the beginning of the day. The interview was fast, methodical, and semi-relaxed. Was offered a position at the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • A customer orders a birthday cake, what are 3 things you would recommend going along with the cake?   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Deli Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Safeway (San Ramon, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    It was easy. I wanted to work at my local Safeway, applied online, and within a few days I got an email from someone in hiring. I called, and she called back within an hour or two.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked for an example of how I worked well in a team.   1 Answer
    • They asked for an example of where I'd provided excellent customer service.   Answer Question

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Pros: “The Pay and the benefits are the only real good thing that Safeway has going for them. But then the union contracts come up and they try to take everything away.”“The Pay and the benefits are the only real good thing that Safeway has going for them. But then the union contracts come up and they try to take everything away.” – Full Review

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