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Interviews at Safeway

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Safeway.
Interview experience
Based on 395 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 393 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 379 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Safeway

Overview experience
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Easy
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Interview process length
About a day or two
59%
About a week
25%
About two weeks
11%
More than one month
3%
About a month
3%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
75%
Phone call/screening
25%
Written test
18%
Problem solving exercises
16%
Background check
13%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
4%
They have no interview
3%
Drug test
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Safeway

  • They asked questions about customer service and my experience and then they gave me scenarios and asked for my reaction
    Shared on 18 September 2018 - Sales Clerk - Coquitlam, BC
  • It was pretty easy, they asked me a few questions and then said please do this drug test and they just hired me on the spot.
    Shared on 14 August 2018 - Deli Clerk - Atascadero, CA
  • Fast and very educational
    Shared on 26 May 2018 - Fort Saskatchewan - Courtesy Clerk - Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Interview questions at Safeway

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • They didn’t ask me any questions during the interview. The woman taking with me basically talked about the dress code, benefits, and introduced me to people that worked in the department I’d applied f…
    Shared on 5 March 2020
  • Do you no how to do the job
    Shared on 23 June 2019 - Stoker - Abbotsford, BC
  • Tell me something about yourself, What can you bring to the team, How much were you looking to work, What does being a team member mean to you?
    Shared on 14 May 2019 - Deli Clerk - Coquitlam, BC
Interview tips at Safeway
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)49%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)21%
  • They didn’t have a dress code15%
  • Formal (business suit)11%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)4%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Safeway
  • Buckle up it’s going to be a waste of time
    Shared on 14 May 2019 - Produce Clerk - Kamloops, BC
  • The company emphasize's on safety, so keep that in mind when answering questions about certain workplace scenarios.
    Shared on 8 January 2019 - Grocery clerk - Fort McMurray, AB
  • Customer Service!
    Shared on 10 December 2018 - Shrink Specialist - Calgary, AB
The first interview at Safeway
How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In41%
  • Other15%
  • Employee referral14%
  • Paper application14%
  • Through Indeed6%
How candidates received their first interview at Safeway
  • I applied online initially and they called me within a few weeks for an interview
    Shared on 16 January 2019 - Courtesy Clerk - Edmonton, AB
  • Gave application & resume
    Shared on 19 November 2018 - File Maintenance Clerk / Cash Office - Neepawa, MB
  • Amazing! zero stress. buy the way super relaxing interview
    Shared on 20 October 2018 - Cashier - Winnipeg, MB
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