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Best Buy Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
6,828 Reviews
3.4
6,828 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place, But No Hope

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great environment, with great product selections and a fantastic marketing department. Requires a good deal of skill and knowledge. Decent hiring process. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Customers. Managers meeting arbitrary goals. Employees who are burnt out, lazy, or simply don't care anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pray that Amazon goes bankrupt.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 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
  3. 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Amazing experience for retail.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Very nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hot Springs, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hot Springs, AR

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good discount fun place to work

    Cons

    Lack of a consistent schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to prioritize some skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A solid company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Great Company.
    Excellent Management.
    Excellent Training.
    Room for advancement.

    Cons

    Part Time hours are scarce throughout non peak seasons.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good job to launch a sales career

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chico, CA

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

    Pros

    Training, ever changing, customer interaction focused, interesting products.

    Cons

    If you don't *want* to make this job fun and fruitful, you certainly don't have to. If you end up in management, it can be a difficult place to enjoy a work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that you are managing numbers for more than the sake of financial results. Personal gains (bonuses) don't motivate all sales people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Support Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Support Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging, fun hard working. great teams.

    Cons

    Overly competitive. Poor communication among business groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better cross discipline communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Decent Employer to work for if you work for the corporate side

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Freedom to complete scheduled tasks. Ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Salary could be higher, other companies pay much more for the knowledge and work we perform.

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