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Best Buy Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
6,330 Reviews
3.3
6,330 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a nice employee discount on the items that you can get for cheap on amazon (in 780 reviews)

  • The pay is descent only if you are working for GeekSquad, great discount for employees (in 328 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance only exists under quality General Management which is rare (in 217 reviews)

  • full time position due to nobody moving in current full-time positions for higher ones (in 199 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best Buy Computer Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Consultant in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Computer Consultant in Charlottesville, VA

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The experience you have at Best Buy is based entirely on your management and your team. If your management invests in you then you succeed. If you succeed, then they succeed. Furthermore, if your team knows when and how to have fun and be professional, then you're in for a good time. I've heard horror stories about bad experiences working in the same role at other stores, but my team is smart, eager to help people first, and know what's appropriate and not appropriate to say and do on the sales floor. It's made the job more than a job but something I am extremely proud to talk about to others.

    Cons

    A problem that occurs on occasion is the mentality and behavior of the upper management. I've been been introduced to many executive and higher management staff above my store management, and every time I take the opportunity to be myself and sell my brand. My mind is always along the mind of solving people's problems by helping them with their tech needs. It's not that I get a feeling that they are against this way of doing things, but they are definitely more interested in the companies return on investment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people and the customer experience in a bigger way. Best Buy can be a happy memory for everyone if you build the atmosphere to better suit the needs of the customer, and then build the team and the team's strategy around the experience first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty cool

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Cool atmosphere easy job okay co-workers but like every job there ate people who try try to get you fired simply because they don't like you

    Cons

    Not many cons except for bad Co workers the job itself is fine but when working people there will Always be drama

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales sup

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    My time was Atmosphere, easy, fun,

    Cons

    I did not like the Hours, mgmt, holidays

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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Richfield, MN

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, new leadership, flexibility, networking, employee discount

    Cons

    Very political, benefits could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work though the performance process is not fair to all, very much up to who you know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer and Digital Imaging Supervisor in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Computer and Digital Imaging Supervisor in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    My coworkers are smart, we have fun while being the best, and I get to sell gadgets.

    Cons

    The customers can be difficult sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should be aware that I feel like I do not know the path to promotion. It was easy to become a supervisor but now I am totally lost and do not know what they want from me to be promoted again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Head Honcho

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great Place to check out the babes

    Cons

    Sometimes too many nerdy looking dudes come in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    very easy and fun.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Di/Gaming Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Di/Gaming Sales Consultant

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    you can have fun at work while selling and helping people. very good benefits and well paid.

    Cons

    very competitive which creates some sort of tension between co-workers sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade computer registers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Best buy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Usually very flexible around personal life.

    Cons

    Can either join the drama or enjoy and watch from a distance.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Cool environment not too much to handle

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great Discounts and flexibility with scheduling

    Cons

    Holidays crowds are something else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

  11.  

    Best job ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Inver Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Inver Grove, MN

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everybody is nice
    They give opportunities to everybody
    They make you feel better as well as is possible as employee

    Cons

    There isn't a regular schedule, so you aren't able to make plans to go out and that kind of thinhs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think everything works as good as is possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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