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Based on 2,512 responses, the job of Retail Store Assistant Manager has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.62 out of 5. On average, Retail Store Assistant Managers are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as a Retail Store Assistant Manager?

October 2014
Retail Store Assistant Manager:
Pros: I enjoy handling accounts and building relationships to increase business.
Cons: I dislike the retail nature of my job because of the customer. My work/life balance is not very good either.
November 2014
"High stress level, under appreciated, demanding, under paid."
Retail Store Assistant Manager:
Pros: I enjoy helping people put together the perfect outfit. I love my 50% discount at all the stores. The people I work with, it has been more like a family unit.
Cons: I used to be very proud to work for this company, what it stood for, being a family oriented company. It seemed like I had so many opportunities, and had a future and goals to achieve. I started as a part time sales associate and worked my way up. Now I feel like there are no longer an opportunities. A constant set up for failure. Going there makes me feel ill and when I leave work I am depressed. Sales have dropped drastically and they make it seem like it's our fault. The product has been repetitive and boring or outrageous and awful. Prices have gone up. It's hard to believe in a company that does not believe in you. Will toss you like trash. I put in time that they do not deserve, missed important family events because my schedule was not flexible. Under paid because I worked my way up from the bottom. I have turned down other opportunities thinking this will pay off, it's a good company. I can hardly afford to live! And they want me to wear the product I cannot afford.
December 2014
"The people."
Retail Store Assistant Manager:
Pros: I love the people I work with.
Cons: I don't hate any of it but could use more pay.
December 2014
Retail Store Assistant Manager:
Pros: I love working w.
Cons: Its like working in a high school. I've been with two different stores and sadly Dollarama is all drama.
January 2015
"High volume."
Retail Store Assistant Manager:
Pros: Customers service and leading the store to sales plan every year.
Cons: Low pay for the amount of work.
February 2015
"A day at Pink Chandelier."
Retail Store Assistant Manager:
Pros: As the assistant manager at a small boutique I have a lot of responsibility but am also able to pursue a career in my field. Upon graduating I have been able to run fashion shows, spread my creativity and help customers find new clothing. I really like the behind the scenes aspect of the job as I am able to dip my toes into a lot. I enjoy running social media, designing posters, promotions, building window displays and executing fashion/ trunk sale shows for Pink Chandelier. We have a great team and friendly environment - I have a lot of fun at work!
Cons: I feel I am taken for granted at times. I do a lot of work that isn't in my job description and am not given credit for. A lot of this work would be additional costs for my boss and I have not been given a proper benefits package or raise of any sort. I also was promised buying experience which is why I took the job to begin with and have not been given any of this experience in the last year and a half.
February 2015
Retail Store Assistant Manager:
Pros: Reliable staff, great dsm. Easy finanacials, great customer base.
Cons: Dealing with customers who refuse to acknowledge rules. More training is needed on management duties and visual merchandising.