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Best Buy Assistant Manager Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 446 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and some of the people to work with. Getting hands on experience with all technology. Great discounts on lots of nice things

    Cons

    Open on thanksgiving management works long hours dont get a lot of time with family. Vacation time goes away can’t bank it or sell it back

    Advice to Management

    Make sure when u say we take care of our teams that it means management too because some of us get treated unfairly by higher management.


  2. "Don't have a family!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool tech, always great colleagues in the crowd, really nice employee discount

    Cons

    50+ hours mandatory for salaried position, expect to work nearly every weekend and holiday, very few managers in the store

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better work/life balance for managers

  3. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Buy really cares for their employees and their experience. They are always willing to accommodate for needs of life. They also pay very well for the industry. Overall great culture and experience

    Cons

    Retail hours but that’s part of the job.


  4. "Love Best Buy!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Eau Claire, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    No other place out there where you get to work with the coolest technology. The people are awesome and opportunities to advance are endless. Best Buy rewards people who work hard and they care about their employees!

    Cons

    Any retail job is not going to have 9-5 hours.


  5. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, Discount, Team Mates, 401k, Tuition Assistance

    Cons

    Erratic Management, Nepotism, Reactionary Local Leadership, No work life balance, No respect for hourly employees.


  6. "Used to care about their employees"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great employee discount, development if you ask for it.

    Cons

    You are just a number to them, your numbers and performance are all that matters to them. They do not take employee harassment complaints seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Care about the employees as more than just an employee, it will get you a lot further in terms of performance.


  7. "ASM Sales"

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    Current Contractor - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Contractor - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great growth potential, bonus structure, training oppurtunities, development an direction

    Cons

    Lot of hours but what good job isnt

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing the direction and feedback for development

  8. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and discounts. Best Buy likes to promote from within.

    Cons

    Retail hours, low hourly pay


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I have learned a lot about business and people through various avenues with Best Buy."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager Sales in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager Sales in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits options and pay is ok. Bonus structure is good if your location is performing well. 10+yrs I've been with them.

    Cons

    Commission environment without the commission pay. High stress/pressure to succeed. Must be willing to adapt your style and routine to accommodate the ever changing restructuring of the company

    Advice to Management

    The focus on ISP has put a huge dent on how the sales teams view customers. It's no longer an attitude of " let me do whatever I can to help" to " let me see how quickly I can get through this one and on to the next" As a people manager that frustrates me. I grew up in the company where we lived and died by how we treated the customer. It sure doesn't feel that way anymore on the sales floor. I would almost encourage people to buy on BestBuy.com


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The environment is fast paced and there are opportunities for growth. Especially in larger cities where people see it as a career path. I have seen many entry sales people become salaried management.

    Cons

    Experience varies largely based on what management you have. If you have someone who does not see it as a career or the potential in the company, then you'll have a lesser experience.

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader and not a supervisor. Empower your people to make decisions for themselves.