SM Retail Reviews

Updated May 10, 2015
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  1. Best to have an internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Junior Systems Administrator,
    Former Intern - Junior Systems Administrator,

    I worked at SM Retail as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a company that has the capability to teach their intern very well.

    Cons

    I am very happy with what I learned in this company, that's why I have nothing to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great relationship with the interns


  2. SM Retail Inc.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising in Pasay, Pasay (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Merchandising in Pasay, Pasay (Philippines)

    I have been working at SM Retail full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company owners and the management listen to their staff. Good training ground a career in retail.

    Cons

    Highly competitive working place.

    Advice to Management

    Continue good mentoring. Invest in people.


  3. If you are a Fresh Grad, don't bother, your career would not grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Pasay, Pasay (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Pasay, Pasay (Philippines)

    I worked at SM Retail full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They have sale promotions just for employees, you can get a product from Watsons at a really low price and stuff like that.

    Cons

    *It is very bureaucratic, getting promoted is really hard, depends on your seniority. *There are no trainings when you are onboarded. *Very strict compliance to company policy, and yet you get paid really small, plus NO BENEFITS. I really aplaud people who stayed for six months even. *Your boss doesn't really care about you, again, people get promoted because of seniority. *Heck, you have to bring your own water, even drinking water is not free!! *To completely break the deal, they use very old computers and very legendary Office softwares. Thus, below average efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Management should pay attention to who they hire as managers. The managers aren't competitive enough to be honest.


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  5. Great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SM Retail full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Six day workweek with six time entries per day. Strict guidelines but a good training ground for discipline. Bonuses for hitting your sales quota.

    Cons

    Movement for promotion is a little bit tight given the structure of the company


  6. fruitful years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Assistant in Pasay, Pasay (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Credit Assistant in Pasay, Pasay (Philippines)

    I worked at SM Retail full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good training ground especially for fresh graduates

    Cons

    benefits are different per level

    Advice to Management

    more benefits for ranks and salary package


  7. Working at SM is a challenging but routinely job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Pasay, Pasay (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Pasay, Pasay (Philippines)

    I worked at SM Retail full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The employee is provided the benefits aside from the normally given to an employee.

    Cons

    Work pressure should be watched out. Also, overloading of responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    They should give more value their employee to minimize turnover rate


  8. fruitful years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Assistant in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Credit Assistant in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I worked at SM Retail full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    installment payments of debts exclusively for employees interaction with different departments & group of companies so as affiliates from different branches nationwide

    Cons

    salary goes to debts only


  9. SM Retail Inc

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SM Retail full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    * biggest retail industry * prestige * stable company, * benefits are ok. It has E Card, Leaves are convertible to cash, HMO * good training ground * will definitely take advantage of your management skills

    Cons

    * no internet access * frisking in and out of the office * outdated HR policies * out numbered staff * unpaid overtime for back office * too many stairs, cannot use the elevator * few equipments and facilities

    Advice to Management

    Check the HR policies, some of them are out dated and not applicable anymore in these times Hire more employees. Some employees are working double or longer since they have to do a job of 2 or more people. They lost some of the good ones since they don't feel they deserve their pay in commensurate to their work load. Make their offices conducive and inspiring to work at. Pull out all outdated and aged equipments. Update your facilities Make the working days 5 days a week or at least everyone gets an alternate Saturday off. Your employees have other life than working.


  10. Broad Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SM Retail

    Pros

    SM Retail Inc. hones your skill in time management, problem solving, and communication. It is the best managed company in the Philippines.

    Cons

    Too much overtime works, work life balance is not observed, low salary, slow career advancement and promotion. Overloading negatively affects the quality of work.


  11. It is a well known company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SM Retail

    Pros

    Well known organization, vast learning due to hands on experiences regarding the field

    Cons

    Minimal compensation and benefits, workplace needs renovation

    Advice to Management

    Enhance employee benefits and welfare



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