What does a Store Manager/Store Leader do?
Store managers are responsible for the general management of a retail store. That could mean one store in a chain of thousands or a stand-alone retail establishment. Regardless of the size of the parent company, a store manager's primary purpose is to ensure that a store's operations run smoothly.
While most companies do not look for their store managers to have a specific educational background, some say they prefer candidates that have a college degree. The best store managers have many years of retail experience, a strong ability to lead, and excellent attention to detail.
Store Manager/Store Leader Salaries
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Store Manager/Store Leader Career Path
Learn how to become a Store Manager/Store Leader, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Store Manager/Store Leader Insights
“I really liked working there the wait staff was great and talkative and the kitchen was understanding towards mistakes.”
“It is such a fun and great environment to work especially with the right staff.”
“Not getting paid more for stepping up and continuing to do great work and not getting recognition.”
“The people I work with are the best in the industry and they’re my closest friends”
“The pay is average but not what I feel is fair since you have to do everything.”
“Most employees are nice but don't get to comfortable here or you'll get stuck.”
“Met one good colleague with whom I was able to keep a great professional relationship even today.”
“You get vacation but good luck on taking it or having "good enough" payroll to do it.”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a lead store manager
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