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General Managers at Books-A-Million give their company a 2.4 out of 5.0, while the average rating for Books-A-Million is 2.9, making them 19% less happy than every other employee at Books-A-Million and 45% less happy than every other General Manager on CareerBliss - the happiest General Managers work for Hollywood Video.

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General Manager
in Columbus, GA

"If you like books this is the place to be."

What do you like about working at Books-A-Million?

"Helping customers find books. Setting up off site books signings"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you get your information as to salary in writting."

What don't you like about working at Books-A-Million?

"They way they based their hours on sales. If at the end of the week your sales were not good, they would pull your hours away."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't pull hours from the store at the end of the week. You should be able to use the hours as you see fit."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
General Manager
Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 2.9 / 5
Support You Get 1.2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Average General Manager Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2011 $2
2012 $1
General Manager
in Jacksonville Beach, FL
Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 1.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1.2 / 5
General Manager
in Alexandria, VA

"A friendly environment, but not a place to develop a career."

Average Books-A-Million Attributes by General Manager

Company Culture
1.5
Growth Opportunities
2.8
People You Work With
4
Person You Work For
2.4
Rewards You Receive
1.5
Support You Get
1.1
Way You Work
1.7
Work Setting
3.3
General Manager
in Vienna, VA

"Pretty Positive"

What do you like about working at Books-A-Million?

"Books A Million is the only company I have ever worked for that actually expects and utilizes input of employees from the ground level and up. The atmosphere in the stores are great. It is also a wonderful way to meet authors and fellow book lovers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you be yourself and show lots of interest in advancement."

What don't you like about working at Books-A-Million?

"The salaries are not comparable to other retail establishments. The management at the mid-level (District Managers) do not seem to understand the concept of balancing work and personal life."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They need to understand that allowing their employees time for their personal lives (not unreasonably) creates caring and loyal employees."

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