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  1. It's a tough job but someone's got to do it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Pasay, Albay (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Manager in Pasay, Albay (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SM Supermarket full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People have this impression that the management is not generous, but if you work hard and your performance is good, they also pay well. Benefits are competitive too.

    Cons

    At the end of the day, it's still a Chinese, family-run business. While steps are being made to "corporate-ize" and professionalize the structure, it's such a big ship that it's hard to steer. Also wish there was some sort of car and housing plan for employees, after all, most of your time is already spent in the office or in the stores. Work often gets extended but SM puts a high premium on attendance so you still have to clock in at 8am the next day no matter how late you stayed the night before.

    Advice to Management

    Better recognition for home-grown and loyal employees, please! These are the people who work hard but don't say anything no matter how much work you throw their way.


  2. Worth the training

    • 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 Supermarket full-time

    Pros

    * fast career growth * high compensation for junior managers up to executives * the best learnings for fresh grad * uniforms are free on the start of the year * you can present and learn directly from the owner

    Cons

    *overwork *high politics * unclear procedures * sometimes relationship with other departments are not good and always competing *high turnover rate


  3. My working experience in SMCo was

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Treasury Assistant in Legazpi (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Treasury Assistant in Legazpi (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -enjoyable workplace -strict but approachable supervisors and managers -great learning experience

    Cons

    not allowed to have overtime unless it is reasonable


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    great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - SALES CLERK in Cubao (Philippines)
    Former Contractor - SALES CLERK in Cubao (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SM Supermarket as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work in SM supermarket,is because it is a great pleasure to everyone to be a part of a no.1 supermarket and mall in the country.The salary is good and fair together with the benefits.The supervisors are all kind and supportive the management as well.

    Cons

    In my experience,the downside in working in SM supermarket is being a contractual.I can't remember when my supervisor told me that it was my last day in my job as a salesclerk in the children's wear division.

    Advice to Management

    be sure to choose right and honest person, when hiring and go on for loving all the people working in your great great company.


  6. It was fun at first but changes as it goes on.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Batangas, Batangas City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Batangas, Batangas City (Philippines)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SM Supermarket full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Meeting new people and you get to learn more about yourself by dealing with different kinds of people

    Cons

    Takes up alot of your time and work even extends to your personal life. Lack of other compensation benefits.


  7. great trainig and oppotunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Iloilo (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Iloilo (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SM Supermarket full-time

    Pros

    Working with SM SUPERMARKET is a way to develop our personalities in different aspects of being.

    Cons

    Every company encounter a problem, But then her at sm supermarket we are more on operations, More often the pressure is there since we want the best for the company.. Since various transactions encounter everyday, sometimes error occurs

    Advice to Management

    Never stop aiming for the best of the company..


  8. It's awesome. Everyday I work with a purpose of achieving my dreams.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Pasay, Pasay (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Pasay, Pasay (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    First it was challenging, motivating and molds others in a good way.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will set aside all of your personal reasons or affiliates to work, to work better.

    Advice to Management

    :`)


  9. Extensive Customer service

    Current Employee - In-Charge in New Iloilo (Philippines)
    Current Employee - In-Charge in New Iloilo (Philippines)

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

    Pros

    Very Big Company and Best among the best in retail.

    Cons

    no comment company is good. . .

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  10. hard but good enough

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at SM Supermarket as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    its more fun in the SM

    Cons

    no comment to the supermarket



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