Pros: Working directly with customers
Cons: Unfair bonuses and benefits
Like all places you work there are ups and downs, being an assistant manager you would think you would at least be making $9 an hour with all of the responsibilities and hours you have to work, right? I only made $8.90 and hour after my second raise as part of the management team. The Management team is set up as a group of people who are capable of running the store, the highest up is the Store Manager; they're the ones who have all final say of that specific store, it is said its "their store". Then there are 3 assistant managers, one being a full time assistant and the other two part timers. The full time manager was said to have more duties and responsibilities than the part time assistants however at this particular store the full time manager was lacking in that department, so us part time assistants had to pick up a lot of their slack. The only problem with this is that when the store is fully stocked and looking nice the sales go up, and when the sales go up the store manager and full time assistant receive monthly bonuses. And being that the part time assistants did more work than the full time assistant we didn't see that being fair. But, I did learn a lot of good management skills and I enjoyed interacting with customers and being able to do busy work and work on things in my own way.