Questions and Answers about Smart & Final

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What is the interview process like?


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Fill the application and a short interview then you get send to a clinic for the drug test ,if you pass they set up a day for orientation Wich is like 3 days.

Answered - Cashier and Customer Service (Former Employee) - 2929 Crenshaw Blvd.

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Its very easy and fast

Answered - Service Clerk (Current Employee) - Compton, CA 90220

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Slow, and they didn't care who the person was, just needed to fill the position as quick as possible

Answered - Sales and Operations Clerk (Former Employee) - Simi Valley, CA

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Casual in store managers office

Answered - Grocery Clerk/Stocker (Former Employee) - Phoenix, AZ

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Some managers don't even interview, but the one who do will ask you vary basic questions like what retail experience do you have and why you'd like to work for Smart and Final.


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A phone call to set up a time to meet with the stores manager which you then attend and review your resume and application and are either denied or accepted depending on if the manager thinks you meet the requirements.

Answered - Service Clerk/Produce Clerk (Former Employee) - Fullerton, CA

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About 15 minutes, basic interview questions.

Answered - Key Carrier (Current Employee) - Oxnard, CA

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You talk to the manager in the office

Answered - Service Clerk (Current Employee) - Henderson, NV

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The interview was short and brief there where only some basic question since the information about me was already into account by the school. The most was ; "Have you work with a company like Smart & Final before"?, "What type of skill may you have?".

Answered - ROP Student (Former Employee) - Baldwin Park, CA

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Ask for application filed out and talked about hours

Answered - Merchandising, sales (Former Employee) - Hemet, CA

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