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Best Buy Reviews in Las Vegas, NV

Updated January 4, 2015
Updated January 4, 2015
6,552 Reviews
3.3
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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.  

    Great work environment and great people.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    - The work environment is very positive and full of great people.
    - They really teach you the ins and outs of selling.
    - There are flexible with school (for the most part).

    Cons

    - They will make you sell products and services that do not lie in the best interest of the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - You can't expect the best employee knowledge and employee satisfaction with minimum wage and no commission.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Gaming/ Media

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Pay was high considering the work. I loved my GM and a few select superiors (none of which were direct). This place is a superior learning ground for customer service. They always work with your schedule based on what you have going on, which is always a plus for people who have lives, school, or other commitments.

    Cons

    Management never wants to give you a lunch or break. They always complain about how we should be making more RPH but they never realized that most people can't afford a 1000$ trip to best buy every month. Let's also not forget the write ups! They are given at random times. For instance: Jack and Sally are both late three days this week. Jack received a write up on the second late day, and Sally got her write up... never. I was told by a Sup. that write ups aren't in order and that they can basically choose who gets in trouble faster. The entire company is based on favorites, no doubt about that. If you stopped patrolling your area for half a second, a superior will most likely yell at you and then resume playing angry birds on their cell phone. 16 hour days on black friday and some of us didn't get a lunch! NO room to advance. Do not even get me started on Re-Org LOL.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking you're a CEO of life. It's JUST BEST BUY.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The Blue Crew is indeed blue...if you mean depressing.

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Counter-Operations Agent (COA) in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Counter-Operations Agent (COA) in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Overall, I liked a lot of the hourly employees that I worked with throughout my 5 years with Best Buy. Originally, it was a super fun place to work. The whole store had a team mentality, was in close competition with other stores, and every day was fun.

    Cons

    This company does not value it's employees. Like many corporations, it treats it's employees like they are disposable. Have car issues and you're late? FIRED. Have medical issues and hospital visits causing you to miss work? FIRED. Have child care issues? FIRED. But, don't do your job and have multiple write-ups for performance. NO BIGGIE, NOT FIRED. The amount of training and knowledge that a person has does not factor in to what kind of employee you're thought of. They want robots, not people. They even teach out how to make small talk with people. As if someone needs to be taught how to do that. They motivate through fear tactics. It's really no wonder this company has not done well over the past few years. The pay diminished and they are constantly restructuring and losing very valuable employees to hire new, younger, cheaper labor. This is a dead end job, with little chance for advancement. It took me 4 years of very hard work and dozens of interviews to get promoted to full-time, only to shortly afterward get dinged for being 5 minutes late. When I was "let go", they may as well have been sitting there watching my clock-on time. I got a flat-tire on my way to work, and still made it to work, but clocked in exactly 5 minutes late. I was promptly taken to the admin office and they cut a check for me on the spot and sent me walking out the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful experiences

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant Home Business Group in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant Home Business Group in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great discount, and a fun and interesting working environment.

    Cons

    Company makes major changes every year to year and a half an a lot of great associates end up not keeping their positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a job to move up In

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    People are awesome as far as co workers go I Dont think you'll find another place like it

    Cons

    Compensation is terrible, you can be the best in the store and you get paid the same as the worst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to make the pay more worth while.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent job to start

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Discounts, entry level, lots of support tools.

    Cons

    Not very technical, very sales driven, pushed to sell like like its a commission job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align your goals with senior management's vision. Managers too often get stuck in solving small issues like a customer waiting, instead of supporting long-term goals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Inventory Specialist

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    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Discount, new products, easier returns, chairs.

    Cons

    Ignorant Management, Ignorant employees, holiday work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring high school dropouts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The company follows the example set by other retailers, it does not lead. At times, we seem to be rudderless

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    Current Employee - Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Manager in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Solid, stable company. Love to work with electronics

    Cons

    Company touts a strong work/home life ethic, but reality is anything but

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your managers. They move heaven and earth for you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great for those in school or in college only.

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    Current Employee - SWAT in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - SWAT in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Working with the latest and greatest tech is the best thing about this job.

    Cons

    Terrible wages and overbearing management make this job dis-satisfactory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to hire compotent employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Technology Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Good job when you are young, sure beats anything else at that age. Need to invest more into training less on flashy displays that no one will be able to explain

    Cons

    upper management has no clue what they are doing, need to take more online classes for their degrees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you team members, and act as you want to everyone else to act

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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