Best Buy Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
6,010 Reviews
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Pros
  • You get a nice employee discount on the items that you can get for cheap on amazon (in 753 reviews)

  • The pay is descent only if you are working for GeekSquad, great discount for employees (in 321 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance only exists under quality General Management which is rare (in 202 reviews)

  • full time position due to nobody moving in current full-time positions for higher ones (in 186 reviews)

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  1.  

    It is going pretty well so far

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    the accommodations are probably the best part of working at best buy since you get additional discounts on top of your employee discount

    Cons

    The place is nice and fun to work at so i have nothing wrong with working there so far plus I've worked there for less than a month so I haven't gotten a great lot of time to have any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to get sales experience in a laid-back retail environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Geek Squad CIA Agent in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Geek Squad CIA Agent in Spring, TX

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I actually had a lot of fun working here. Everybody was really nice and for the most part very professional. If you want to see and hear about the newest technology that's available then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Working late at night until 11 PM isn't always the greatest thing, but it will be like that in any retail environment. Also, you can bet that you will probably be working the major holidays as well. They have really dumb computer trainings that everyone is required to take. They are sticklers for corporate policy, and if you miss your break or do something accidental with your schedule then they frown on that pretty badly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would tell management to do away with all of the required computer trainings. Offer incentives to employees that want to gain more knowledge about products. And train employees in group settings as opposed to using stupid computer animated applications.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    DCI

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    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Deputy of Counter Intelligence (DCI) in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Deputy of Counter Intelligence (DCI) in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great developmental training in leadership

    Cons

    Shifts are long, no family time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Love my job get a lot of hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MSCA in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - MSCA in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Love my job get alot of hours

    Cons

    wish there was more managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    7 years working at best buy in the past for A/V repair

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - A/V Repair in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - A/V Repair in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    greate company, good benefits, good future

    Cons

    I will have a good future working with best buy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I got 21 years experian working as A/V technician. I am open to work part and full time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, pleasant working environment with focus on helping each other, tons of training and rewards to become a sales specialist.

    Cons

    Long holiday hours, some times not enough inventory on hand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Pearland, TX

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Learned leadership
    Fun work place

    Cons

    Horrible hours
    Work & Life Balance isn't there
    No life in retail not just Best Buy that's all retail

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company with awesome benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employee discount, Development, Pay, and with plenty of opportunity and Room to grow

    Cons

    None. Senior management is pretty good and they spend time developing employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and continue to spend time helping and developing employees. Management was always there when I needed something and was always very helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An excellent learning experience that gave me several marketable skills.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Sales in Webster, TX
    Former Employee - Computer Sales in Webster, TX

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, excellent opportunity to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Favoritism, difficulty advancing or moving laterally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please re asses the ways that you decide to promote workers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun, fast paced, and hands down my best job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Process Associate in Webster, TX
    Former Employee - Product Process Associate in Webster, TX

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great people, fun enviornment. Makes you want to never leave. Get to see and learn about the newest technology.

    Cons

    The one and only con, its retail. Meaning, the hours you work is sufficient but the hours are also random. No fixed schedule here folks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job keep it up.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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