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Los Angeles, CA
10000+ employees
1874
Company - Public (SFS)
Retail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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Working at Smart & Final

Smart & Final caters to caterers -- as well as small businesses, restaurants, and individual households in the western US. Its about 250 non-membership warehouse stores stock groceries, party supplies, paper products, cleaning supplies, and more, in bulk sizes ... Read more

Smart & Final Reviews

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David G. Hirz
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  • "Overall good experience."

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    Former Employee - Cashier Sales Associate Stocking in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Cashier Sales Associate Stocking in Salt Lake City, UT
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It felt like a fair amount of work for what I was paid. Fun co-workers. Good workout. Great amount of praise.

    Cons

    Management can get a little uptight, I sometimes felt like boss man was condescending. When the rush hit everyday it always felt like we were understaffed and everyone would stress out.

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Smart & Final Photos

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Smart & Final Interviews

Experience

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    Service Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winnetka, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Smart & Final (Winnetka, CA).

    Interview

    I applied on online and got a call back a few days later to come in. I went, and they only interviewed me for about 5 min. Hiring manager said I was the only person to apply for such position, and my hours very perfect for them. I was guaranteed a second interview to sign background and drug test papers. They said they would call me back by Monday to let me know what time to come in and to bring all the essentials. I have yet to get a call. I called back about 2 times and they declined my call after 2- 3 rings for each. They didn't have the decency to answer to tell me otherwise, not even to let the call go all the way through. I found that very rude.
    Very annoying when they give you lots of hope and yet you don't end up getting it. Guess that's life, better luck next time.

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Smart & Final Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in America, Achievers, 2013
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