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Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
6,581 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fun place to work and great way to get education

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good pay, good hours, for full timers you get great benefits, and they have a great educational plain

    Cons

    You have to work on Holidays, black Friday and the day after Christmas are the selling points of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are doing great

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mobile Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good Place to grow and work with good people.

    Cons

    To many politics and they will keep you in the dark.

    Negative Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun to work at while it's stressful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist

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

    Pros

    Employee Discounts are always a plus, you develop close friendships with coworkers, and grow a learning on modern technology. It's useful if you are majoring in photography, business, or IT.

    Cons

    Rude customers can ruin your day, people always want to use your discount its OK to say no because it's yours (not being selfish), some times it gets unprofessional as employees talk among each other in front of customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even when there are days you think that are not busy, always put a decent amount of people on the schedule in their departments, especially FRONT LANES. Train and advise your employees more on the technology and GSP offers from their departments. A lot of time there are complaints from customers because the employees don't know their stuff. If there are customers being mean because they want a cheaper price of a product they got off the wrong shelf or under the wrong sticker tag, just say NO. Its not worth it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    great discounts, atmosphere, accepting of lgbt

    Cons

    overcoming rejection, slow at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Really good, friendly place.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Friendly customers, fun environment. the training isn't too bad either. You have an oppurtunity to bonus at part-time which is cool.

    Cons

    no comission, the bonus plans are crappy for some of the departments that have to work harder than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bonus should be more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    job advice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    great work life balance if you choose to have one, good benefits , and hours

    Cons

    dealing with the holidays, poor mangers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Fun staff, easy money,no pressure

    Cons

    Hard to get bonuses. Not a lot of hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Buet Buy

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Carbondale, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Carbondale, IL

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

    Pros

    A cool place to work at.

    Cons

    Not that cool of a place to work at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management was pretty cool

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work for. Love the people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    A fun working environment with a fast paced job that keeps you on your feet! A fun job that lets you talk about technology and cool new products everyday.

    Cons

    Some managers are to focused on numbers and not on people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On-boarding can be better, training falls off during the holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good level entry to IT support..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Danvers, MA

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

    Pros

    Leadership are awesome. Coworkers are wonderful.

    Cons

    Retail schedule. No weekends free. Salary not spec to job title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what they're worth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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