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Best Buy Reviews in Memphis, TN

Updated Mar 4, 2014
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3.6 12 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly

Hubert Joly

(5 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • Finally the employee discount is one of the best I have ever seen or heard of (in 681 reviews)

  • Most of the people know what they are talking about and fun to work with (in 108 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance only exists under quality General Management which is rare (in 165 reviews)

  • The pay was low, even for full time employees that have been there for a long time (in 163 reviews)

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    A good long ride

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsFamily atmosphere, got real close to a lot of people.

    ConsHeavy work loads and no time to do them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was very very good.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsThe Team atmosphere really made coming to work easier. After work, we would go out and have fun together. Management sometimes joined us.

    ConsIt didn't seem like we were there to sell products, but to sell services and the performance plans. I understand that was the high profits, but Supervisors and managers drilled those metrics all day, every day.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Took the threat of leaving for advancement

    Project Assistant (Former Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsThis is a very proactive and adaptable company. Many opportunities to give back in the community as well. The entire team was very close-knit and socialized well outside of work. The culture within the big blue box was typical of a well to do, enthusiastic retail team.

    ConsThe particular store I worked at was not very diverse or well off in advancement opportunities. I was personally passed over so that senior management could diversify the department even though the candidates were not well qualified, which was unfortunate for everyone involved in the end.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBeing more personal with advancement and improvement is a plus. I felt very lumped with my peers when I was above average.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was hard work with long hours but it was a great educational experience.

    Supervisor (Former Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsGood discounts, good pay for retail, and you actually learn a lot about what you are selling.

    ConsNo life outside of work, very long holidays with not much time for family or friends.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick one direction and go with it - stop re-organizing and re-inventing yourself every year. It's good to continue to improve yourself, but you don't have to re-do yourself to improve.

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    Good Experience. Caution Long-term.

    Computer Technician (Former Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsThe benefits and opportunities at Best Buy are pretty good. For an hourly employee, you can join their Stock Program and get incredible discounts. You get to meet a lot of different people from a lot of different backgrounds. In addition, Best Buy does a great job at encouraging everyone to work as a "team." They have team meetings everyday before the store opens to make sure everyone is on the same page and aligned with the same goals. The work atmosphere can get hectic, but if you like a fast pace it becomes something to look forward to.

    ConsTheir senior leadership seems to be incompetent. Things that happen don't happen for a reason and they don't seem very responsive to their employees requests, etc. The politics/tiers of leadership in Best Buy are thick and never-ending. A lot of bureaucracy. They don't do a lot of recognition for their employees and it is hard to stand out from everyone else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people. Know your people. Respond to your people.

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