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Safeway Interview Questions

1. 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?
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Safeway is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA. The company has been in operation since 1915 and has yearly revenues of 44.5 Billion with approximately 172,000 employees. Safeway is a publicly traded company, trading under the symbol SWY. Follow Safeway on twitter at @Safeway. Read about the company culture, corporate mission, and discover any job openings at Safeway, by visiting their career page. If you need help finding more information about Safeway, visit their website.

Safeway Interview Questions

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how do you heandle stressful situations

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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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That stealing is not okay. Return the money right away or i'll tell the manager.
 

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#3 of 20

Have you ever dealt with an angry customer? How did you handle the situation?

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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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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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#4 of 20

Why do you think you will like working at Safeway?

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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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Because i heared nothing but good things about safeway from previous employees and Im a hard working person who likes to learn more and utilize the skills that i already have to this establishment and i feel that safeway wuld provide me with the opportunity to do so.
 

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#5 of 20

What would you do if a coworker asked you to help you steal?

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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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#6 of 20

How do you expect to make a difference at Safeway?

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By working really hard and utilizing my skills to benefit the position in working at.
 
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By helping customers in the best way possible.
 

Safeway

Safeway Inc. (Safeway) is a food and drug retailer. As of June 19th, 2010, the Company operated 1,712 stores. The Company’s United States retail operations are located principally in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, the Chicago metropolitan area and the Mid-Atlantic region. The Company’s Canadian retail operations are located principally in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba/Saskatchewan. The Company has a network of distribution, manufacturing and food-processing facilities. Safeway owns and operates G...

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#7 of 20

Why do you want to work at Safeway?

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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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#8 of 20

How do you expect to make a difference at Safeway?

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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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#9 of 20

How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

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If I were hired I would expect to work with you guys while I'm in college.
 
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Long term.
 

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#10 of 20

What can you do for this company?

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I can utilize my skills and ability to set priorities and solving problem to benefit the position im working at as well as benefiting the company. I also pay attention to all details and make sure that my work is off high quality suitable for such an important company.
 
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I can bring knowledge and eperience from my curret job. I can also provide excellent customer service and bring a positive attitude to the work environment eveyday.
 

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#11 of 20

What negative thing would your last boss say about you?

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I'm too perfect.
 
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That I pay too much attention to details.
 

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#12 of 20

Customer satisfaction is our number one goal at Safeway, how have you demonstrated excellent customer satisfaction in the past?

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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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#13 of 20

How do you handle stressful situations?

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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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#14 of 20

How does Safeway compare to other grocery stores in your mind?

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I feel that Safeway is better than its competitors in many ways. For one, the customer service at Safeway is beyond comparison. The produce and products that Safeway carries is high quality and they are offered at very reasonable and great prices.
 
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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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#15 of 20

Have you shopped at Safeway before?

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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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#16 of 20

What can you do for us that other candidates can't?

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I have cashiering experience, I provide good customer service, I love to be personable with people, I am a fast learner.
 
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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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#17 of 20

Why would you like to work at Safeway?

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To earn money for myself and for other goals I have in life.
 
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I like to environment Safeway offers opposed to other stores. I could bring a lot to Safeway.
 

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#18 of 20

Have you ever received excellent customer service? What did the employee do, that made it so special?

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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 customer remained calm when it wqas my first time and treally appreciated me and motivated me.
 

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#19 of 20

Tell me about a time when it was better to be agreeable in a situation rather than continue the argument.

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Any situation involving co-workers. Of course you are not going to agree all the time about how something should be done but there is no point in arguing. Also when it comes to a customer, you should not continue to argue with a customer.
 
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I would have to say that sometimes a well calculated decision made quickly is better than a decision that is argued over and planned out in detail.
 

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Have you ever worked in a stressful retail environment?

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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.