Best Buy Reviews

Updated May 25, 2015
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Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly
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Pros
  • Great Benefit with the employee discount in the stores (in 780 reviews)

  • Great discount plan (yes not as good as it used to be (in 328 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much of a work / life balance as a manager (in 217 reviews)

  • Not a lot of full time openings (in 199 reviews)

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  1. Sucks

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good discount Good open box sales Good food places around the areas

    Cons

    Horrible leadership Bad compensation Reactive on following policy

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone start all over


  2. Clerk

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Clerk in Houston, TX

    I worked at Best Buy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best Buy offers some really flexible work hours for part-time student workers and full-time employees as well. Best Buy also has some employee perks that can be used easily, so that is always a plus.

    Cons

    Managers like to micro manage and during heavy traffic times of the retail season, mainly the holidays, the store can be under-staffed, which makes the hours quite long and tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to better staff employees during peak hours and seasons. Sometimes there can be too many customers and not enough registers and sometimes it can be the opposite. There needs to be better planning around staffing in general, across all stores.


  3. Hate it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Had fun with some employees

    Cons

    Expected you to be computer genius and that damn Greek squad

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Sales rep

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pearland, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pearland, TX

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (More than 3 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have a good discount.

    Cons

    The management sucks. The pay is low. The place is a very stressing environment

    Advice to Management

    Better pay


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place if you're wiling to play corporate politics and work harder than everyone else

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The discount and work experience, good base pay, and I'm not sure about other stores, but at my individual store, great leadership team.

    Cons

    Insane levels of tedium, favoritism, low odds of getting raises, no work-based incentives so there was no competition in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better work environment by creating some kind of incentive for hardworking and good selling people so that they have reason to work hard, otherwise people will just slack off and create a toxic environment for people to shop in.


  7. Low Paying, Nice Student Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Counter-Operations Agent (COA) in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Counter-Operations Agent (COA) in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This company will work around your school schedule, and has a very small incentive while you're with them.

    Cons

    Low pay, huge corporate ladder, management doesn't communicate with its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Fire half of the management, this company has too much red tape.


  8. Great employees, Management only looks out for themselves

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay if its your first job

    Cons

    Raises are anywhere from 10-30cents a year

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and they will take care of you.


  9. Only good as a temporary position

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers! Employee discount Flexible Hours Great place to work if you are into electronics

    Cons

    Poor Wages Poor Management No Breaks/Lunches Security plan is very weak and does not allow for effective loss prevention.

    Advice to Management

    You need to keep a full staff on the premises at all times. Customers do not get the help they are looking for and employees cannot take breaks or lunches when you only keep a bare bones staff.


  10. Worst place ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in Houston, TX

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing pro to say about this company

    Cons

    no training, pay is a bit over min wage, management doesn't even know half the company policies ect ect

    Advice to Management

    Get some training and treat your employees better


  11. Great for high school and college attendees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - most people who work there are laid back - hours always available

    Cons

    - can be very cliquish amongst management - black friday is like a religious holy day to them - regardless of what management does, you will be held accountable for their actions as well as your own as a CSR - pay sucks and now has cap



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