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Best Buy Assistant Manager Reviews

Updated May 31, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 479 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 547 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Store Manager, Operations"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager Operations in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager Operations in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Welcoming environment, friendly helpful coworkers, and a ton of support from all levels within the company.

    Cons

    You have to be able to relocate for many of the opportunities available


  2. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture when the arrow is pointing up

    Cons

    Micro managing and unnecessary implementation of sales models. Unrealistic budgets that work against employees. Corporate axe comes down hard at any time.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a more achievable and realistic bonus structure and focus more on customer relationships opposed to sales models and attachments.

  3. "Great Benefits! poor work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Miami Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Miami Beach, FL

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Competitive Pay, Direct Management is Great

    Cons

    Doesn't offer the best work life balance


  4. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always know about current and upcoming technology.

    Cons

    Work all holidays and 10 hour days. Expected for the job to be your life.

    Advice to Management

    People have lives and other things they would like to aspire to.


  5. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Marina del Rey, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people for a network in consumer electronics. Good pay and the fast paced daily challenge is great. Nice opportunity to develop and grow your employees.

    Cons

    Opportunity. Feels like they leave you stale. They do not invest time in your own development. Schedule is irrational and can be over whelming.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear and defined on moving people up.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment and business to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Gurnee, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Truly care about the employee experience. Give you the tools to grow in the business and taking the same tools and using them some where else.

    Cons

    Your availability has to be flexible and definitely need to work on weekends. Some holidays as well like Thanksgiving and July 4th

    Advice to Management

    Work harder


  7. "Assistant Manger Mobile"

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    Current Employee - Specialty Assistant Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Specialty Assistant Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and pay

    Cons

    they closed down all of the stores. Hard to find a lateral transfer with the same pay

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job developing and promoting your talented employees. No one likes to stay "comfortable" doing the same job for the rest of their lives.,.. clearly we didnt have that option,

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They take good care of you. The best pto plan out there. Nothing like it at least five weeks off

    Cons

    Xmas season. You will be forced to work very long hours and ther s not much u can do about it

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people better wages


  9. "Assistant manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing environment, we are all family

    Cons

    Don’t see any everything is pretty good

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the great job


  10. "Loved my job, but closed 3 stores"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager MOBILE in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager MOBILE in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved the atmosphere, training, culture, and PAY!

    Great severance packages if they reorganize or close your store.

    Cons

    Worked in 5 Mobile stores throughout my career. Worked my way up into Dual Store Manager. They closed 2 stores while I was a GM on me. Severance Package was incredible. Moved back home and the only available position was Assistant Mobile Manger. Closed that store on me too. Over not wanting to fight to renew the lease. Very frustrating. Severance isn't as good as an hourly employee.

    Advice to Management

    Be profitable. If you take over a new store givr yourself 6 months to make it so if it isn't. Even still your position/store may be eliminated.