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Best Buy Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
6,180 Reviews
3.3
6,180 Reviews
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Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly
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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 760 reviews)

  • The pay is descent only if you are working for GeekSquad, great discount for employees (in 323 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance only exists under quality General Management which is rare (in 204 reviews)

  • full time position due to nobody moving in current full-time positions for higher ones (in 189 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    - Management "does" care about employees
    - Career Progression is available
    - Team work is important
    - Being part of an organization that provides the necessary tools and resources for success is always a PLUS!!

    Cons

    - None as of yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Incredible

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Discount
    Advancement
    New products
    Sales aatmosphere
    Teamwork

    Cons

    Restructuring
    GM Micromanages
    Work holidays
    Long Hours

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awesome Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing work-life balance, wonderful growth opportunity and learning path, it has been an amazing journey of growth and experiences

    Cons

    Sometimes HR gets too much in the way, it can sometimes be a hassle if you need to make decisions of your team in order to let go someone

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

    Back on track

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Communications in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance; fresh leadership with a clear vision and focus on steady growth; exceptional communications and public affairs leadership and teams.

    Cons

    History/legacy can get in the way, but change management takes time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great job, room for advancement and great people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Young demographic within employees, training is not lacking, flexible hours, accommodating to schooling

    Cons

    Holidays, lower pay, lack of leadership, benefits enrollment is not long enough, too many systems to know, leadership on different pages and the CEO is out of touch with store reality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase line level employee pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    best buy mobile

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Pembroke Pines, FL

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

    Pros

    you learn everything about phones in advance
    the team is very nice and they have no problem in helping you with a troublesome customer or with anything else.

    Cons

    some people can be very impatient.
    some time work can get very slow very boring too.
    sometimes work can be very gruesome.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Aggressive Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good company that you can learn a lot from but eventually you will have to move on.

    Cons

    Best Practices changed to much without giving new ideas a chance to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Geek squad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Springdale, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Springdale, OH

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of young, energetic, like minded people who work for the conpany. It is like an extended family and very easy to find friends.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive. Managment displays favoritism, hypocrisy, and lack of concern for the employees personal scehdule whether in college or elsewhere. Loud extroverts are favored over knowledgeable introverts.At the store I worked for in particular one woman slept her way into management and hr turned a blind eye.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink some of the culture within mangment. Happy employees perform better.

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

    Great place. Crazy schedules

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

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great team. Easy to learn. Good experience. Amazing employee discounts.

    Cons

    Schedules change to much. Even as a full timer expect different times a dates each week. Theres no sense of stability. Then again; is retail.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Friendly, professional, and down to earth work staff while having the daily activity of serving people in the community.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Lead in Kildeer, IL
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Lead in Kildeer, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good management, decent pay, room for growth, overtime, time and a half, good coworkers, excellent training program to get you up to speed on the job you while be doing

    Cons

    Working holidays, working weekends, training is on the computer and can take a good chunk of time, some long hour shifts and some over night shifts depending on what department you work in

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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