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Updated March 28, 2017
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David G. Hirz
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  • work life balance to be had there (in 7 reviews)

  • They have also only started hiring part time associates with no benefits (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smart & Final part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got hired right away.

    Cons

    Training store was far away.


  2. "Loved working for this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Lead in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Department Lead in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Smart & Final full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Great managers
    Organized policies
    Promoting was decided properly

    Cons

    I have nothing to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management.


  3. "Store clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smart & Final part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and employees are friendly

    Cons

    No balance of employees of morning to evening shifts


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  5. "Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smart & Final part-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, growth opportunities

    Cons

    None, none, none, none, none


  6. "Best Managers I've EVER worked for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Carrier in Bishop, CA
    Former Employee - Key Carrier in Bishop, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Smart & Final full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rob Schaefer hired me. He didn't get the recognition he deserved. He put in long hours and worked six days a week. There were many days he put in 17, 18, plus hours. He cared about the store and the people who worked for him. Keith Jackson! Another GREAT SAM!!! Thomas Lux, best assistant! These men made going to work fun and you felt appreciated. Every shift ended with ,"Thank you! Great job today". And it was sincere. That no longer happens since these guys are gone. Store feels like a corporate run store that only cares about profits not the people who work and shop there.

    Cons

    Too many kids working there. The people who are there don't care about the store or the people that shop there. The current manager is a nice enough guy, I feel he's been influenced by corporate DM's.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who have bills to pay instead of all the kids. They don't care about the job or customer. Customer service is not their priority.


  7. "clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smart & Final part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people working hard.
    employees get along

    Cons

    the management has unrealistic goals. want you to do two days work in a day.
    have to work a yr till your offered health insurance


  8. "associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Sunland, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Sunland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smart & Final part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Making sure school comes first b 4 work

    Cons

    Getting threw to manegment for our teamwork supply

    Advice to Management

    More team work


  9. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smart & Final part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At first is okay

    Cons

    The give you 3 days 4 hours shift.
    Stingy with the hours slot favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire more people if you don't have hours for your employees.


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Commerce, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Commerce, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Smart & Final full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Investing in new IT system. Lot of work to be done every day. Bonuses are good when company is doing well.

    Cons

    Lot of work to be done every day. Too few people to do work. No bonus if company isn't doing well. Room for growth is limited.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smart & Final part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible with scheduling, and you are very protected by corporate policies. The job is generally pretty easy. Good first job.

    Cons

    The pay is quite lousy. After working for two years I was denied my requested $1 raise and was told I would receive $.10 instead. So, I quit shortly after.

    Advice to Management

    Value good employees. If you truly want a team environment and hard work then you must fairly compensate those who contribute to that atmosphere.



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