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Best Buy Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
6,168 Reviews
3.3
6,168 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 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.  

    Learned a lot regarding what it takes to keep a retail store alive.

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    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Sales experience, great co-worker interaction and comradery, great benefits if you take advantage!

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours, overbearing management, Unrealistic Goal Setting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers always seem like they are scared for their jobs here... And it can show through their micromanagement.

    Recommends
    Negative 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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    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Working Experience, Friendly Environment.

    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Pembroke Pines, FL

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, lots of work to do and lots of friendly people to interact with.

    Cons

    I have no cons to add to this review right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good starting job; room for growth

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Laredo, TX
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Laredo, TX

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

    Pros

    You get to be around, and learn about the newest technology. Good place to start off work experience

    Cons

    Push you to sell, sometimes to the point of feeling uncomfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow days are inevitable. Do not rise courage employees by concentrating on how much they haven't sold, but what they have

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    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

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