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Best Buy Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
6,170 Reviews
3.3
6,170 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.  

    Great job while at school, I worked the Mobile department and fair was good for retail but not great for what we did.

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    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Very easy going environment, for the most part fun and young co workers. Low stress job.

    Cons

    Salary is not that great, experience with employer varies entirely on your particular store and its management.

    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

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    • 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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    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.  

    Sales Consultant

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Simi Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Everyone works together and is very helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    The only cons would be that there doesn't really seem to be any room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a great job interacting with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Great culture great company pay good

    Cons

    work life balance needs to improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good pay, nice employees, good management

    Cons

    really cant think of any

  9.  

    Great but understaffed

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    learned a lot of stuff

    Cons

    sometimes understaffed, some pressure from bosses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Buy Review

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    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    good pay and benefits monthly

    Cons

    sometimes there is pressure from management to be extra competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work-life environment, great employees, corporate was helpful and caring about my store. Fun environment to work in. Gotta LOVE technology!

    Cons

    Pay wasn't the best. Could be a bit higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the salary because there's more work behind the scenes than you really see.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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