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Best Buy Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
6,837 Reviews
3.3
6,837 Reviews
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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. 4 people found this helpful  

    General Manager

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Fun company when it is not asking for every validation.

    Cons

    Micro managing is getting unbelievable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the micro managing BS

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muncie, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muncie, IN

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Managers played favorites and it's hard to move up in the company

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

    Great company,poor managment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, perks, P2e points the best

    Cons

    If management team it's bad it will not be a great experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so pushy to employees customers need their space when buying

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working at best buy is fun, spending all of your paycheck there after you get it is not

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Grafton, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Grafton, WI

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. You will always find people with similar interests. Lots of OJT for sales. Helps build confidence as a new salesman.

    Cons

    Sometimes its hard to work your hours to your schedule. The pay isn't great at entry level but it will depend on your experience level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more support for your military employees. Performance reviews and raises should be based on individual performance instead of department performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Monroe, LA
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Monroe, LA

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

    Pros

    Culture, Own your own growth, awesome discounts, easily attainable goals, Good hours for full-time, work around school schedule

    Cons

    No benefits for part-time, takes a while to find a full time-position, restructure management every few years so scary job security for upper-level, kind of discouraging to those below those levels looking to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really, managers at my store are pretty cool and they remind us of the things we need to take care of often and check in with us daily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunity to move up from within

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    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for retail, good benefits, great employee discounts

    Cons

    Hours could be better, so could work life balance.......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Team! Let's destroy Amazon!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Merchandiser

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    The company did care about their employees. First job that encouraged employees to participate in satisfaction surveys. Managers were willing to help employees who need it. The atmosphere was friendly and everyone had fun. Had a great time working at my store.

    Cons

    It's retail meaning pay was decent. Hours are always changing and no grantee the same hours or shift from one week to the next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that they keep employees the number one thing to keep the business running smoothly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Best Buy Mobile Sales Lead

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Lead in Greensburg, PA
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Lead in Greensburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Exciting work environment, flexibility, constantly changing company

    Cons

    Recent changes to the company and not clearly communicating then.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher payer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Computer Sales Associate at Best Buy where I give impartial advice for customers.

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Castleton, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Castleton, IN

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Conducive to attending college, great managers and coworkers.

    Cons

    Limited growth potential. Not using my degree.

  11.  

    Amazing experience for retail.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Amazing training done on the floor and via e-learnings.

    Cons

    Changes in schedule constantly reoccurs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Finding a stable schedule for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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