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Updated May 2, 2015
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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 Place to Work if Supervisors and GM are good.

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Framingham, MA

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

    Pros

    Enjoy what I do help people learn and work with computers

    Cons

    Some pressure to get credit cards for people but that's part of any sales position.

    Advice to Management

    I'm having a really fun time so far and it seems I'm getting noticed.

  2. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - DC Order Picker in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - DC Order Picker in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Best Buy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, Good hours. Great pay, Easy work, awesome atmosphere.

    Cons

    none, zip, nada, things, were great

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  3. Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Will teach you a lot about current technology. Great management plenty of upward positions Awesome discount

    Cons

    Too many people that are 16-18 so a lot of immaturity and laziness. Too many stores saturated market.

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  5. Great place to learn about technology and how a corporation works.

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    Current Employee - Geek Squad Operations Agent in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Operations Agent in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Room to move up in the company, 401K, Health insurance and you get to work with awesome technology.

    Cons

    Long hours can take up most of your days.

  6. BBY Rep1

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    Former Employee - Representative I
    Former Employee - Representative I

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Maybe it was my store, but I liked going into work. Most of the people there made it fun and despite the customers we had, it was just like any retail store with employees who turned into your family.

    Cons

    We had a couple changes in management when I worked there so there were changes and difficulties.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking about numbers and care more about your employees first.

  7. Decent Job customers suck

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    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Best Buy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Family-oriented staff, everyone got along for the most part
    Good discount, managers would give good deals on open box items to employees
    FUN environment, love the atmosphere and everyone seemed cheerful

    Cons

    customers were really rude
    NEED to pay employees more
    have to sell geek squad insurance

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more and stop adding more responsibilities without more pay

  8. cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Cool work environment. Fun atmosphere

    Cons

    They put almost too much emphasis on getting people to sign up for warranty plans, credit cards etc. I understand that it's a part of their business model, but some of the plans cost jist as much as the items the items themselves

  9. Good work environment as long as management is hardworking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is the type of workplace where you DO get rewarded for working hard. There are days where you blink and it's been eight hours. As long as your placed with a hard working leader you job will be awesome.

    Cons

    When busy season departs you are left with the same fast paced goals that were easily achieved but are now unattainable. Management can be awesome but, in my case, can also make going to work tiresome. Pay isn't the greatest and there is a cap at around 11 dollars.

  10. supervisor

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best buy has great people that toy work with

    Cons

    Management can overextend sometimes with their views on how to do things

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more chances to improve results

  11. Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Fun, good pay, nice group of people. Fun environment. Good if you like electronics.

    Cons

    Nothing too bad, pay is above minimum. Discount is iffy. Tries to be too "cool"

    Advice to Management

    all good all good all good all good all good all good all good all good all good

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