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Smart & Final CEO David G. Hirz
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  • "I have bee working as a cashier for 2 years and we have great customer service and hours are flexible.(in 35 reviews)
  • "Good people and a decent company(in 32 reviews)
  • "Benefits are good.(in 26 reviews)
  • "The customers are great and coworkers can be fun!(in 19 reviews)
  • "Employer has a flexible schedules.(in 13 reviews)
  • "Bad Management across most stores(in 44 reviews)
  • "Low pay at entry level for very hard work(in 43 reviews)
  • "Low pay, managers are bad, and work can be exhausting(in 21 reviews)
  • "Favoritism is a big thing in this company, if you are not liked, most likely you will be fired unless you are really needed by the manager.(in 16 reviews)
  • "No work life balance at all(in 13 reviews)

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Found 668 of over 711 reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2023

    1. 5.0
      Aug 17, 2023
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Roseville, CA
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Great coworkers, decent pay. Overall a solid work environment.


      Can't think of any, no complaints.

      1. 3.0
        Sep 12, 2023
        Retail Sales Associate
        Former Employee, less than 1 year
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        -employee discount (small but nice)


        -pay, it wasn’t worth the money when I was lied to my face about not doing my job -scheduling, I worked all the way to night to immediately have to be up in 5 hours, it ruined my sleep

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      Smart & Final has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 711 reviews left anonymously by employees. 52% of employees would recommend working at Smart & Final to a friend and 32% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Smart & Final employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Smart & Final. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      52% of Smart & Final employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Smart & Final 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Smart & Final to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be culture, compensation, management.

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