Best Buy Reviews

Updated May 21, 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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7 Employee Reviews

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  1. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Garland, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Employee benefits 401k plan Positive Environment Sales Rewards Good Hours

    Cons

    Business depends on the season


  2. Corporate environment is corporate environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Garland, TX

    I have been working 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

    Job structure and a clear understanding of duties

    Cons

    Limited upward career mobility. Have to appeal to the social interest of your superiors.

    Advice to Management

    Create pathways for interested persons to move up


  3. Awesome

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are all about the people, making it a great experience not just for the customers but the employees too

    Cons

    It does get hectic and crazy as with any retail enviornement

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve the employee experience anyway possible and in turn you will see increased results


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  5. Fun, hard work, GM's have to much power-probably the reaon theyn are going down hill

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Garland, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Good experience, values,income, bonuses, and the people you work with(linelevel)

    Cons

    hours suck, favortism,good ol' boy network to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    your gm's make get oney make them earn it, too much horsing around, playing wit the help


  6. A good experience.

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Seeing and experiencing new technology. Conversing with people.

    Cons

    Standing very long hours. Pay is not great starting out.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a bonus system to top preforming employees in each department.


  7. Pretty Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer and Tablet Spec Part-Time in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Computer and Tablet Spec Part-Time in Garland, TX

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good supervisor and management for the most part. Great Co-Workers Overall fairly satisfied.

    Cons

    Wish there were more opportunity to advance Wish there were commission based pay or higher hourly rate of pay. It's hard to make it on a rate of under 9 dollars an hour with only part-time hours. I would love to advance to full-time but I've been there for a year and no opportunity just yet...

    Advice to Management

    I wish management made it a point to share news of job openings and generate more full-time spots.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great seasonal job, but there are quite a few things that I didn't like

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Operations Representative (Cashier) in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Seasonal Operations Representative (Cashier) in Garland, TX

    I worked at Best Buy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Employee Discount on Accessories, Generous Discount on house-brand items (Dynex, RocketFish, Insignia, Init), Flexible Hours, Some Great Co-Workers, Pretty Good Management, Fun Environment to Work In, Great Customers that make your day, Awesome products to play with, Good break room at my location

    Cons

    Poor discount on major items (Computers, TVs, Cameras), Mediocre compensation, Minimal Training, Pushing Attachments (Black Tie, Magazines, Reward Zone, Credit Card, HDMI Cables), Curmudgeon Customers, Customers that think they can ignore policy, Customers that pay with 20 low-value gift cards (I'm not kidding, it happened to me twice. Once during the holiday rush, and once after the holidays), Check Verification Policy (writing checks is slow enough already, add waiting for a manager to verify it), Co-workers that tell you the opposite of what management said

    Advice to Management

    It wouldn't hurt to give more advice to employees along the way, instead of waiting until review time. Don't believe what other co-workers say without finding out for yourself. When laying off seasonal workers, don't treat them like they were only in it for the discount. Actually have the General Manager participate in the hiring process. If the GM didn't participate in the hiring process, I don't think they should be the one to lay you off. Lastly don't mention advancement for a seasonal applicant when the store is already at capacity.



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