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Best Buy Assistant Manager Reviews

Updated August 20, 2018
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  • "Work Life balance can use some work" (in 491 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 560 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Store Manager, Operations"

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    • 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. "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. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment and business to work for"

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    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


  10. "Assistant Manger Mobile"

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    • Senior Management
    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,