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Best Buy Assistant Manager Reviews

Updated August 23, 2018
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  • "Working all holidays (work/life balance)" (in 481 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 554 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Great Discount No Growth Available"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best discount in the US (5% above cost)

    Cons

    No growth in stores that show favoritism.
    You will reach a cap before you realize certain people don't want you to be in certain roles.

    Advice to Management

    Stop stealing peoples ideas and using as your own. Stop putting people in positions of power that have no business being in them. Stop overlooking talent.

  3. "Assistant Store Manager-Sales"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Discount, People, PTO, Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    Stress levels through the roof. Can’t handle it anymore

    Advice to Management

    Don’t cause your store managers to have anxiety problems due to stress generated inside (and outside) of work


  4. "It can be a good experience."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Roseville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sometimes you will have a really good team.

    Cons

    You’re not promoted, you must always compete if you want a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees, promote them if they do well.


  5. "Assistant Store Manager, Operations"

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    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


  6. "Dont care about you as a person."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Job is easy. Anyone can do this job.

    Cons

    Interview process will never gain great employees. They don't retain talent.
    No Diversity In Omaha Locations. Very trashy benefits. Walmart has better benefits... they don't like people of color. Omaha location

    Advice to Management

    Just work at the Apple Store. Wait they are not smart enough. Most leaders here just stand around thinking they know stuff.

    Make learning fun. Try creating a culture. Join LGBT events in the city. Quit only hiring white people.... Diversity bring in sales.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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.