Best Buy Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Great Place to work, probably my favorite job!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People Environment Closed on Christmas Great Training

    Cons

    Have to work nights and weekends Black Friday Hiring Process was long

    Advice to Management

    You guys have a great system in place, everyone that works hard gets recognized and thats awesome.


  2. Waste of time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, New products to look at all the time, nice coworkers

    Cons

    Horrible leadership, The management rarely took interest in their employee's career goals, unreliable POS and Inventory systems, Horrible store layout

    Advice to Management

    Fire the higher ups


  3. It's a see-saw of a place.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get some awesome discounts working with Best Buy. It varies amongst items, but there are some big ticket pieces that go much lower off the employee discount. The people are also rather chill. I think Best Buy makes it a point to invite some of the realest people onboard to make sure customers and fellow employees feel welcome.

    Cons

    It's bureaucracy 101 out the you-know-what. I found this odd for a non-commission business. You feel bottom rung and you're constantly reminded that your work is most important for making the higher paid managers/supervisors' wallets fatter. It's humiliating and even worse because employees get little recognition, no respect and inconsiderate pay (and I'm not saying this just as the guy who has been working here for only half a year, but as I guy that has learned from people that have worked at the same location/position for YEARS and YEARS). I have an awesome General Manager at my place and it still isn't enough. The other higher-ups spoil the batch as they can.

    Advice to Management

    Be actual managers. Spend time to teach us and not simply stuff our throats with the newest nonsensical technique or tool tossed down to you from corporate. Acknowledge employees for the good they've done rather for just telling us "Sell better-rer." All this and more. I suppose it could be worse though.


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    Good people, terrible management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Agent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Agent in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Network with tons of people, Friendly coworkers, evolving market, pretty fun place to be

    Cons

    Poor management, terrible wages, rude customers, no chance for promotion, poor benefits, no commission, overall just a bad place to work

    Advice to Management

    Please stop pushing your jobs onto your workers. We shouldn't be the ones cleaning and price checking while reorganizing the whole store as well as helping customers. It affects customer service greatly and you guys don't need that.


  6. pay sucks

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Pearland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    environment is addicting , and you stay busy dealing with customers when the store is busy

    Cons

    crappy pay , lot of pushing , messed up managers , stop pushing without giving back , no recognition , no commission

    Advice to Management

    give the people a better freaking pay , recognize them for what they do , and reward them when they excel .


  7. Great except for store manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in League City, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in League City, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, easy going, everyone knows what they're talking about when it comes to their respective departments. Never met an employee that was rude to me!

    Cons

    Had to move my surgery date because they would not give me time off for no apparent reason and then asked to leave the company because of my medical issues.

    Advice to Management

    Store manager is very rude and has all employees work excessively late doing silly tasks that do not affect the store. I have stayed several times until 1-2 AM on a school night when we didn't have truck. I was reminded I could be laid off if I left before everyone else even though I'm not 18 and not allowed to work past 10 as per city law.


  8. Easy & fun part-time job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers and management at this store. Always had fun and days usually went by fast.

    Cons

    Their pay was too low and I had to look for something else.


  9. Flexible hours but not enough opportunities for growth.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at Best Buy while I was in school and it was great because of the flexible hours. Discounts were awesome and I loved learning about electronics. I also met some great people that I worked with and we still all hang out from time to time.

    Cons

    I worked in Customer Service and Geek Squad and the customers were really difficult to deal with. Dealing with angry customers was emotionally draining! For that reason I cannot go back to retail ever again. It is also really hard to move up in this company.


  10. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Environment, Not Hard Work, Great Discounts on Products and Services

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance, Sucky Store, Okay Managers

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your front line Employees more


  11. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Great job for seasonal.

    Cons

    Scheduling is a little weird, a lot of changes in one week.

    Advice to Management

    Manage scheduling better.



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