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Best Buy Reviews in Garland, TX

Updated May 5, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.8 6 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly

Hubert Joly

(2 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Corporate environment is corporate environment

    Sales Support (Current Employee) Garland, TX

    ProsJob structure and a clear understanding of duties

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate pathways for interested persons to move up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Garland, TX

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

    ConsIt does get hectic and crazy as with any retail enviornement

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to improve the employee experience anyway possible and in turn you will see increased results

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Garland, TX

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementyour gm's make get oney make them earn it, too much horsing around, playing wit the help

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

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    A good experience.

    Customer Specialist (Former Employee) Garland, TX

    ProsSeeing and experiencing new technology.
    Conversing with people.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement a bonus system to top preforming employees in each department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty Good

    Computer and Tablet Spec Part-Time (Current Employee) Garland, TX

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Seasonal Operations Representative (Cashier) (Former Employee) Garland, TX

    ProsGood 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

    ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementIt 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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