Best Buy Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
5,777 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Great culture and compensation

    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    The people are great! The discount is amazing! The company values are timeless!

    Cons

    Redundancy makes it tough to get things done. People are allowed to opt in or out of initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize and enable value added change

  2.  

    Developing a marketable skill set

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Demand Forecast Analyst  in  Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Demand Forecast Analyst in Richfield, MN

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Challenging work environment
    Engaged coworkers and diverse business team
    Ability to make a difference within the assigned business category with regard to the industry
    Strong focus on building a well-rounded skill set
    Training is in-depth

    Cons

    The systems are difficult to grasp, takes a large amount of time to understand the quirks of the business category
    There is a sense of favoritism towards other members of the business team
    Compensation was not negotiable
    While a diverse skill set is encouraged, business category knowledge is lost when moved to newer category

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great place to work

    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Apple Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Apple Valley, MN

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The discount is awesome if your a person who likes buying lots of electronics. Fairly laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Pay is pretty weak for the amount of profit you make the company.

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    Excellent, faced paced work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best Buy is an innovative, faced paced environment with ample career advancement. The company recognizes the challenges ahead and is working to build on the changing environment in consumer electronics

    Cons

    The changing culture has created a sense of instability at all levels for employment. While change is necessary, the company continually has laid off workers at all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to rebuild a sense of pride and stability in the organization. Top talent at all levels is leaving the company for this very reason. Recognize the level of talent you have working within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great chance to learn and grow if you start your career here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior, Merchant  in  Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Senior, Merchant in Richfield, MN

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lot's of options to move in your career early on. Great location & office. Fast paced business that is always changing.

    Cons

    Limited movement as you move up in the company. Can sit in the same job for years. "Who you know" is very important for advancement past entry level roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shuffle up the deck with you people and let them try new areas and opportunities. Too much nepotism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best Buy is Unstable, but a Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Specialist  in  Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Richfield, MN

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great headquarters, lots going on for employees.

    Cons

    The people are tense b/c the company isn't doing very well. Unstable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Management sucks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations  in  Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Operations in Richfield, MN

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    advancement opportunities is there but you have to know people - All politics!

    Cons

    work-life balance-there isn't one! Sr Management- there isn't one either.
    New CEO sucks! all about the money making and no appreciation for the people working their tails off to bring in that money!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wouldn't matter anyway so why waste the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Too many restructures

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employee Discount, opportunity to interact with the newest technology on the market.

    Cons

    Constantly changing management structure. Lost position 2x in 1 year. Too much stress not knowing if you will have a job in 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be stable for at least 12-24 months to allow for those in role to make an impact.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Buy Mobile is a horrible environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richfield, MN

    I worked at Best Buy as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Dealing with other BU outside of Mobile

    Cons

    Dealing with a certain female in Mobile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should easily be able to see which emplyee is tearing down your business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Buyer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great culture, workplace atmosphere, employee discount

    Cons

    salary, work/life balance can be challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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