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Safeway Interview Questions

Updated Jul 18, 2017
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  1.  

    Deli Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Safeway (Portland, OR).

    Interview

    Very informal with outdated questions. Felt the interviewer was done for the day, but she had been going through several people before me. Didn't have a good feel that she listened to my qualifications. Of course this was a large hiring and I think they were just looking for warm bodies to get through store opening.

    Interview Questions

    • If someone bought a cake, what would I recommend them to buy with it   1 Answer

  2.  

    Deli/Bakery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Benicia, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Safeway (Benicia, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewer asked multiple questions standard to any job application like willing to work overtime, weekends, holidays, etc. Then lastly described union membership, food prep certification on job training, hours as part time and wages as $10/hr.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had a conflict with a coworker?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Staff Pharmacist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Safeway (Rockville, MD) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Applied on line, after 3 days they called me for a phone interview then a week later they schedule me for a personal interview, it was a nice experience overall.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Pharmacy Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Safeway (Walnut Creek, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Very Cool. Interesting. When a customer complains about how long they had to wait, which can sometimes happen when there is not enough people working, how would you handle talking to this customer?

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioural Questions. Are you willing to work weekends, holidays, and overnight shifts? Tell me about a time that you resolved an issue for an unhappy customer. Do you multitask well? Can you keep up in a face paced work environment? Can you lift heavy objects? Are you willing to participate in charity community functions with other store associates on your free time? What is your definition of happy and healthy? How can you use your past experiences to benefit you in this new environment?   Answer Question

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    Courtesy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Auburn, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Safeway (Auburn, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online and called me for an interview the next week. Interview was pretty easy. I probably answered some questions awkwardly but got the job regardless. Hiring manager was really funny and kind. I only worked there for a few weeks. They were a bit disorganized and some coworkers were unfriendly

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Supervisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Safeway (Seattle, WA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    It's a long interview where they ask you various questions on your past experience, education and analytical thinking. The interview could take between 30-60 minutes and they will let you know about their decision the same day.

    Interview Questions

    • What have you learned from your previous job that you can bring to the position you've applied for?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Starbucks Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Safeway (Portland, OR) in November 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was pleasant and standard. It is important to first fill out the online application, as it is required in order to move forward. Safeway does have grooming and uniform guidelines that the hiring manager will go over with you in the prescreen phone interview, they also drug screen and background check. The interview style is one-on-one and very low pressure. It a great experience for someone who doesn't have very much experience interviewing or has anxiety.

    Interview Questions

    • The first question was, "Why do you want to work for Safeway?"   Answer Question

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eldersburg, MD
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Safeway (Eldersburg, MD) in November 2016.

    Interview

    It took a while for the manager to show up it was scary. They did a drug test and then I was hired and went to put information on the computer then I got the job and started to train.

    Interview Questions


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    Courtesy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview process started out at a 'job fair' event that was sort of like a pre-screening for all those interested. The interviewers at my store were managers & HR and they were very personable and straight-forward.

    Most of the questions were behavioral and situational so just be sure you come in ready with good responses in mind. There were two stages of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • If a customer comes in and ask you "where do you all keep the birthday cakes?" what are some recommendations you might make to improve his/her experience?   Answer Question

See What Safeway Employees Are Saying

StarStarStarStarStar   Current Courtesy Clerk in Auburn, WA

Pros: “Easy work, straight forward labor and expectation; common sense stuff. Good health care benefits.”“Easy work, straight forward labor and expectation; common sense stuff. Good health care benefits.” – Full Review

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