Best Buy Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
5,961 Reviews
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Pros
  • You get a nice employee discount on the items that you can get for cheap on amazon (in 744 reviews)

  • The pay is descent only if you are working for GeekSquad, great discount for employees (in 316 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance only exists under quality General Management which is rare (in 201 reviews)

  • full time position due to nobody moving in current full-time positions for higher ones (in 184 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Best buy review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Great knowledge of technology and great discount. Management can vary but have always have had a pleasant experience with them. They track sales and goals but will not affect your employment status if not met. Talk to every customer and sell them what you need and you will enjoy this job very much.

    Cons

    Dealing with the customers that are incompetent. Closing duties are usually a pain we must down stock all products as opposed to the inventory team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always keep an eye out for your employees, they will work hard if respected. Morale drives sales!

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

    Experience depends on management

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    Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Porter Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Porter Ranch, CA

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The management team was excellent at the store I worked at. We were considered a test store so many of the corporate marketing and sales strategies were tried at our store which made the environment open to new ideas and a lot of flexibility.

    Cons

    Promotions are tough, basically have to wait till someone either gets fired, gets promoted, or move to another store to get a promotion. As a con, that is standard though

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company to begin your career

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    Former Employee - Connectivity Business Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Connectivity Business Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great environment, up to the level of manager...

    Cons

    The company does not put any importance on the quality of life during your tenure as an assistant manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak to assistant managers to gain actual insight, sometimes the wrong people are leading the helm of stores because they once were good assistant managers. The issue is when they become GM or DM they forget how hard the struggle underneath them was and overlook some great employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Install Tech Lead in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Mobile Install Tech Lead in Denton, TX

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    worked there for 7 years and of course had its ups and down but loved it and that's why i stayed for so long. Pay is good, and competitive in the retail job realm. You get bonuses on numbers which is great, gives good motivation and the employee discount is amazing. Culture is great and has great tools for you to expand your knowledge and is a great tool for new employees even has comedy in something that can be so boring to anyone. If your a motivated individual there is def. room for advancement at least in my store which was amazing, i saw people promoted left and right way more than allot of other stores and opportunities available to people willing to take the responsibility, nothing was handed to you, you had to earn it. Management and the GM are great at this store and I've missed it ever since i left.

    Cons

    No cons, i loved best-buy up until my last day and still do, hope i can work there again someday part time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've never had a problem with management, i did my job without issues and things went smoothly, and always had support from management and got along famously even and multiple stores, if such issues arises was always dealt with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent job.

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    Current Employee - Wireless Sales Consultant in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Wireless Sales Consultant in Spokane, WA

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

    Pros

    Management is great for the most part, and you're not pressured to sell things to people who don't need them. Its mainly about getting the customer the best solution and that leaves you feeling like you actually made a difference in someone's day. Flexible schedule and good bonuses if you're part time or higher. Amazing employee discount.
    You don't work off commission which is a pro and a con, pro because you're not stressed out all the time trying to make you're quota, you're still tracked on what you sell but its not everything. Con because it would be nice after spending an hour selling someone a 3,000 laptop to see even a little bit of that back directly. But, it keeps us honest and impartial so I don't think best buy will change this any time soon.

    Cons

    Hard to move up to a full time position or higher, you might be getting full time like hours being "part time" but you don't get the benefits, there are only a couple full time spots available in each department and people normally stay there a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More recognition if we provide truly great customer service would be nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    My Life At Best Buy.

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Your skill level in customer communication advances. The co workers & the gratuitous employee discount. Also the knowledge you gain about advanced technology.The

    Cons

    Constant traffic of customers The lack of job training when it comes to processing bill of laden's (BOL), down stock reports customer returns. Minimal room to advance within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More advance training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Demanding, But Rewarding (as a temporary job while in college)

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gilroy, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gilroy, CA

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As a sales associate, much of my experience is going to be very store-specifc; however, here is what I encountered during my time at Best Buy:
    Awesome management
    Lenient time-off
    Great rewards ('Path To Excellence', employee discount)
    Team-oriented work environment
    Friendly and fun coworkers
    Great learning experience
    Always changing (both a pro and con)
    Always something to do (fast-paced)

    Cons

    Always changing (both a pro and con)
    Always something to do (fast-paced)
    Demanding (not a great part-time job for a college student)
    Stressful every so often (though most if not all jobs are this way from time to time)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Deputy CIA Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great enviroment for development, career growth and new opportunities! I have been with the company for over 8 years and am still going.

    Cons

    Decline in leadership structure, workloads have increased due to newer operating model. Would like to have more leadership present.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Buy Sales Lead

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Sales Lead in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Best Buy Sales Lead in New York, NY

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pros fast paced environment, diverse culture, co workers work together

    Cons

    Pay rate is trash for the amount of work and the sales goals they want you to achieve for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the hard workers , promote from within and give employees a chance to grow in the store and move up to other positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome, If you want to become good at sales then you have an oppurtunity to improve

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Crystal Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Crystal Lake, IL

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

    Pros

    employee discount, you barely have to put things away and down stock like other retail jobs, there are some pretty amazing managers,

    Cons

    Boring after a while, not much unless you are looking to move up in the company, the systems slack sometimes and get pretty annoying after a while, they tend to over staff for the holidays and leave a lot of people without hours after January

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more opportunities for improving sales associates, and spent more time trying to hire the right people instead of hiring people right away

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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