Safeway Jobs

Safeway is hiring! Sharing some key insights about the company. Take a look at the jobs that are posted and ready for you to apply! Be one of the first applicants.

Jobs Most Recently Posted by Safeway

Company Overview: Safeway

About Safeway

Retail, Grocery store
Number of stores:
$43 billion (2011)
Pleasanton, CA
Steven Burd
With more than 1,600 locations, Safeway is the second largest grocery store chain in the United States, trailing only Kroger in terms of store count. Safeway employs more than 178,000 people.

How to Apply For a Job at Safeway


You can use StartWire to search and apply for jobs at Safeway. When you apply through us, we'll provide you with automatic application updates. These updates will let you know when your application has been read and if you're still being considered for the position you applied for. Apply now

Apply online

If you prefer, you can also use Safeway's hiring site to apply for jobs. If you choose to apply through the Safeway site, be sure to come back and tell us about it so we can help you keep your job search organized.

Apply in-store

If you want to work in a Safeway store, you can also fill out an application in-person. Stop by the customer service desk for instructions on completing the application.

The Safeway Application Process

The Safeway job application is very short and extremely user-friendly. Hopefully more of their competitors will follow suit. From start to finish, it should take you fifteen minutes or less to complete the application (assuming you already have your resume prepared).

Before you can apply for a Safeway job, you will need to create an account on their hiring site. Creating account is a very quick process. You only need to provide your email address, an account password, and answers to four security questions.

Once your account is setup, you will begin the core of the Safeway application process. At the beginning of the process, you will be provided with the opportunity to import your resume. Not only will this put your resume on file, it will also automatically fill in some of the application fields with data from your resume. This can be a great time-saver, but make sure that you doublecheck everything that they fill in for you. While it worked fine for me with my test resume, you might not be as lucky, and an error could make you look lazy (even if it isn't your fault).

If you choose not to use their resume import tool, you will have another opportunity to attach your resume at the bottom of the application. You should definitely take advantage of this opportunity. Without a resume, Safeway will know absolutely nothing about your work history, experiences, and why you would make an excellent candidate for the position you're applying for.

Safeway asks for very little personal information during the application process, and we're very thankful for that. You will only need to provide the following information: Your name, phone number, address, email address, age, level of education, skills, and your resume. Seriously, that's it. Pretty nice, isn't it?

How to Get Updates on Your Safeway Application

If you use StartWire to apply for a job at Safeway, we'll provide you with automatic updates on the status of your application. This way, you'll always know if your application has been read and if you're still being considered for the job you've applied for. Sign up now

Who is Safeway Hiring?

Safeway is an equal opportunity employer

Jobs available at Safeway

There are many jobs available in Safeway stores. Some of the most popular include pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, managers, clerks, stock clerks, florists, specialists, meat cutters, and meat wrappers. There are also many positions available in their corporate headquarters and distribution centers. Check back regularly to learn about new positions as they become available. Search jobs

Types of people Safeway wants to hire

Safeway is always looking for friendly, dedicated, and hardworking people to join their team. If you read through their job descriptions, you'll also notice that they put an extremely high value on good customer service skills. If you have any customer service experience (no matter how small), you should mention that on your resume if you want to put your best foot forward.

Age requirements

You must be at least 16 years old to work at Safeway.

Business Summary


Steven Burd is the president and CEO of Safeway.


Safeway is a publicly traded company (NYSE: SWY). In 2011 they reported $43 billion in revenue, $1.3 billion in operating income, $516 million in net income, $15 billion in assets, and $3.6 billion in equity.


Safeway started out as 'Sam Seelig Company,' which was founded in 1912 by Sam Seelig. The first store was opened in Los Angeles, and by 1922 there were more than 70 stores. However, Seelig acquired a lot of debt over the first ten years, and he ended up trading much of his company to his creditor, who assumed ownership of the company.

After Seelig was out, the company was renamed to Safeway. At the time, most grocery stores offered credit to families -- and the debts the families owed were often very large after the Great Depression. The name 'Safeway' was chosen because the stores only accepted cash. Customers couldn't go into debt by shopping at the store, hence it was the 'safe way' to shop.

Ownership of the company changed hands multiple times since then, but the chain has always continued to grow. Today, there are more than 1,600 Safeway owned grocery stores in North America.

Apply faster. Hear back sooner.

Sign up for your account. Tell us where you've applied, and we'll tell you where you stand. Free forever.