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Top 15 Safeway Interview Questions
1. How do you expect to make a difference at Safeway?
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Safeway Interview Questions
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Why do you think you will like working at Safeway?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I am a hard worker, I love the feeling of a job well done, and learning all about different occupations. Working at Safeway will allow me to learn how to do many different jobs and how to excel at them.
 
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I think that the co-workers will be kind and helpful and encouraging. I think I will get a good days pay.
 
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What would you do if a coworker asked you to help you steal?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I would report that co-worker to my supervisor immediately and let my supervisor handle the situation.
 
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I would secretly go tell the manager that they tried to ask me to steal because that can affect my job and the stores profit in some ways.
 
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how do you heandle stressful situations
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Depending on the situation I would maintain a professional attitude. Quickly assess the situation and the actions that can have the best outcome for everyone involved. While maintaining the integrity of the company policies.
 
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i handle thr situation rather than stress that way the situation is under control and i also focus on the task
 
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If you caught a close friend stealing what would you do in that situation. Even if it might have been a small amount of money?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I would tell them what they are doing is wrong and that they are going to get caught. If they refused to return or pay for the item and depending on how they reacted to me calling them out I would either walk away and have nothing to do with them, or I would tell a cashier.
 
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I would make them put it back and tell them its not worth it. Report to management.
 
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Why do you want to work at Safeway?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I want to work at Safeway because I would like to learn more responsibility and learn to better assist others.
 
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I want to earn money and to get knowledge of how a buisness works and possibly to know how to run my own buisness one day.
 
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How do you expect to make a difference at Safeway?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I expect to make a difference at Safeway by putting the skills i have gained from my past work experiences such as excellent customer service and problem solving to better the service to the custumers as well as coworkers
 
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I will try to work at my best and try to be as helpful as often to give people more knowledge around their questions.
 
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Have you ever dealt with an angry customer? How did you handle the situation?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I listened to the customer and spoke calmly as not to escalate the situation and solved the problem in a way that benefited her and ensured she left the pharmacy happy.
 
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I never argue with customers. I listen to their issues and respond back calmly so as to not escalate the problem. I try to find the best solution possible to diffuse the situation.
 
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What can you do for this company?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I can provide you with a clean, honest, hardworking employee.
 
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I can help stock items organize things, take carts inside the store, bag groceries.
 
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What negative thing would your last boss say about you?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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That I pay too much attention to details.
 
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I haven't worked before.
 
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How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Long term.
 
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I would be very happy working 9am-5pm during the summer. I am a student so working during the school year would be difficult for me.
 
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Customer satisfaction is our number one goal at Safeway, how have you demonstrated excellent customer satisfaction in the past?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I would demonstrate it by is greeting the customer, answering the questions that they are asking honestly and happily.
 
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Try to treat all customers the same, always go above and beyond with everything you do.
 
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How do you handle stressful situations?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Remain calm, delegate tasks in order to accomplish assignments by date due, try to complete projects before starting new ones, look for common ground in conflict and try to reach an amicable resolution.
 
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take deep breaths
 
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How does Safeway compare to other grocery stores in your mind?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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It has competitive prices and it has products here that other stores do not and it has more selection then just one choice.
 
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Safeway has the ingredients for life. I know that I will find everything I need plus everything I love to live a happy , healthy and beautiful life. It is affordable and the Safeway card is unbeatable for values.
 
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Have you shopped at Safeway before?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I have shopped at Safeway many times.
 
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I am an avid Safeway shopper for over 40 years.
 
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What can you do for us that other candidates can't?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I will work hard, handle stress in a calm matter and will simply bring positive energy into work.
 
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I can consistently perform my job duties with a pleasant demeanor and great work ethic.
 
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Why would you like to work at Safeway?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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To earn money for myself and for other goals I have in life.
 
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I like to shop there, I like people and to help them.
 
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Have you ever received excellent customer service? What did the employee do, that made it so special?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Make the customer feel like there answers are solved and that they can find what they are looking for and to greet them, so therefore it would be best to make the potential buyer to actually buy the product that is solved on the shelves.
 
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Yes, the employee spent extra time to work with me to choose the right DVD player. They conducted themselves in a way that they were in the running for winning a Nobel Prize for DVD player sales. They were very enthusiastic to help me.
 
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Tell me about a time when it was better to be agreeable in a situation rather than continue the argument.
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Any time with coworkers. It is important to maintain a good professional relationship, and to do that you cannot be argumentive.
 
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With co workers brcause they have more experience than me so they must be right.
 
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Have you ever worked in a stressful retail environment?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes, while at Kfc Taco bell. Sometimes we were short staffed or ran out of product. And I was way younger and just thought that that was difficult when we were slammed.
 
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Yes, several years (including one as a Head Cashier and three as a Merchandise Manager) at Barnes and Noble during and after the Christmas holiday season.
 
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