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On average, employees at Smart & Final give their company a 3.5 rating out of 5.0 - which is 11% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Smart & Final employees are Cashiers submitting an average rating of 3.4.

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3.5
Average Rating
(based on 4 Smart & Final Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
2.5
Growth Opportunities
2.8
People You Work With
4.0
Person You Work For
3.8
Rewards You Receive
3.0
Support You Get
3.8
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
3.8
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Warehouse Supervisor
in Commerce, CA

"Grat place to work"

What do you like about working at Smart & Final?

"Great company, good leadership, great benefits, working hours were good."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you do get hired by this company be prepared to work hard."

What don't you like about working at Smart & Final?

"Small company, management sometimes set unrealistic goals. The company is really top heavy."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Nothing, the management of this company trys to do what is good for the comany and they take care of thier employees."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Cashier
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.5
Smart & Final (17)

4.4 Highest Rated in this Industry is Ingles Markets (9)
2.9 Lowest Rated in this Industry is The Fresh Market (15)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (2,680)
Assistant Store Manager

"The only job I ever had that I truly disliked on almost every level."

Person You Work For 2.1 / 5 People You Work With 3.1 / 5 Work Setting 2.1 / 5
Support You Get 2.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1.2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.1 / 5
Company Culture 1.1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Receiver
in El Monte, CA
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Cashier

What do you like about working at Smart & Final?

"I liked the opportunity to learn new things and expand on my resume. The fast paced days where time flew but tasks were still completed. The family based atmosphere that develops when you with the same people for years. The customer became more then their given title but you can still maintain the aspect of a business transaction."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"To be concise when answering questions but also to use enough detail to suffice what their looking for."

What don't you like about working at Smart & Final?

"I didn't like the underlining political tone the company has. It can unfortunately prevent promotion to bystanders in the scheme of things."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Less pick me because I know you more pick me because I can do the job well and I qualify for it."

Senior PC Analyst
in Commerce, CA

What do you like about working at Smart & Final?

"Corporate staff normally works together like family. There is much teamwork and support from the staff in the departments."

What don't you like about working at Smart & Final?

"Currently owned by an equity group. Very bottom-line intensive at the moment. Positions were cut based on dollar value over quality of work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Remember that the people working for you are your biggest asset. Treat them well and they will prosper for you."

Customer Service Representative
in Bellflower, CA

"Easy and to the point."

What do you like about working at Smart & Final?

"Interacting with customers and improving my verbal communication skills."

What don't you like about working at Smart & Final?

"Not really a place to grow and advance."

Assistant Manager
in Anaheim, CA

What do you like about working at Smart & Final?

"The People."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"just be positive."

What don't you like about working at Smart & Final?

"late nights."

Operations Manager
in Commerce, CA

"Good"

What do you like about working at Smart & Final?

"always new Challenges"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"must always think of open door policy"

What don't you like about working at Smart & Final?

"can not thinl of any"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"keep open minded"

Transportation Manager
in Commerce, CA

"It's OK"

What do you like about working at Smart & Final?

"The company had long tierm employees, 20 - 40 years and was recession proof"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Honesty is always the best"

What don't you like about working at Smart & Final?

"The commute sucked"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None they do a good job"

Inside Sales Support Specialist
in Stockton, CA

"It was a good place to work. Company was bought out by Sysco Food Service"

What do you like about working at Smart & Final?

"I liked that there was alot of opportunity for advancement. I had 11 1/2 yrs in so I knew it all."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Do your best and give it your all"

What don't you like about working at Smart & Final?

"They brought in a new CEO from Vernon, CA he brought in all his workers from Vernon and stole from the company. This was the reason for the closure."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"That they look at the abilitys of their employees and offer advancement and raises."

Cashier

What do you like about working at Smart & Final?

"meeting new people"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"smile alot"

What don't you like about working at Smart & Final?

"they cut your hours"

Transportation Supervisor

"Weak internal control"

What do you like about working at Smart & Final?

"Flexibility to further education"

What don't you like about working at Smart & Final?

"Lack of internal control"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"develop and inplement department internal control procedures"

Senior Purchasing Agent
in Commerce, CA

"Great people, great company"

What do you like about working at Smart & Final?

"The company and the people were great."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest"

What don't you like about working at Smart & Final?

"The company being sold to a european company"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stick to what has made you what you are."

Key Carrier
in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at Smart & Final?

"Challenge/Variety of job"

What don't you like about working at Smart & Final?

"Not really sure"

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