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Smart & Final Interview Questions

Interviews at Smart & Final

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    Part Time Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Murrieta, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Smart & Final (Murrieta, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    just answered questions the manager read from a piece of paper that were easy.

    Negotiation

    I was offered a position on Monday the 31st of 2014 and I signed paperwork for a background check and was sent down for a drug test. the manager said he would get the drug test back the next day and the background would take 3 days, the manager hopes to get the results before Saturday for orientation is Saturday. but I haven't heard back from them yet. does anyone know if smart n final will call back if they decide to hire or not to hire.


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    Any Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Smart & Final (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Short and to the point, he told me that he needed people that were willing to work hard and not people who were seeking a check. He made sure that I was a strong candidate for the position and proceed to go through the hiring process. It took me a month though until I was actually able to get through and go through this process with the manager,

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Smart & Final (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    It went well. A 2 on 1 interview with questions like: walk me through your resume and current course work. They were nice. You should know about Smart & Final such as stock price, how many stores, and where they are located.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume, current course work, past experiences   1 Answer

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Smart & Final.

    Interview

    It was easy . Basic questions were asked . Like why do you want to work here and what my availability was. Was also told what the job was .

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Smart & Final (Northridge, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Cattle call with a bunch of desperate people. They had you wait in a long lone for hours. You went from table to table answering questions. If they didn't like you they excused you.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Moorpark, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Smart & Final (Moorpark, CA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Bring in resume and ask to speak with store manager on weekdays preferably between 9 am and 4 pm. They will have you fill out an application on the spot. Dress professionally. Smile. Be polite. Follow up. Smart and Final managers are extremely busy and often forget about their own employees, let alone applicants. Follow up, but don't be annoying.

    Interview Questions

    • There is not really any one difficult question in particular.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They start you off at 8.70 as a cashier. There is no negotiation.


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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fresno, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Smart & Final (Fresno, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    I heard the company was hiring so I went in filled out an application was given a tour of the store and was told I would be called to go to orientation. I was notified of orientation about 3 weeks later and went to my 8 hour orientation class and that was my hire date. I didn't have and interview I just was told at orientation that, that day was my hire date.

    Interview Questions

    • The 8 hour class was a bit much but there was no interview so this is all I could come up with regarding this question.   Answer Question
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Smart & Final (Commerce, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    pretty easy going i had to sit with 3 people, the manager of the store the district manager and also i believe the person above the district manager. it was for a new store


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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Smart & Final (Torrance, CA) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Only couple common questions ask, why would I want to work for S&M and availability and gown much of a hard worker I am, and they want to know things about you you last job are u in school and what shifts are available for.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would I want to work for smart and finals   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Just be yourself it's nothing hard out difficult if u show them your down for the company and willing go all in then u got it


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Commerce, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Smart & Final (Commerce, CA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Not good. The interviewer seemed discombobulated, unfocused and uninterested in interviewing me. People kept knocking on the conference room door, interrupting the interview process. The experience was a complete turn off.

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