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Best Buy Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
6,619 Reviews
3.3
6,619 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mobile Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good Place to grow and work with good people.

    Cons

    To many politics and they will keep you in the dark.

    Negative Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun to work at while it's stressful

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist

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

    Pros

    Employee Discounts are always a plus, you develop close friendships with coworkers, and grow a learning on modern technology. It's useful if you are majoring in photography, business, or IT.

    Cons

    Rude customers can ruin your day, people always want to use your discount its OK to say no because it's yours (not being selfish), some times it gets unprofessional as employees talk among each other in front of customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even when there are days you think that are not busy, always put a decent amount of people on the schedule in their departments, especially FRONT LANES. Train and advise your employees more on the technology and GSP offers from their departments. A lot of time there are complaints from customers because the employees don't know their stuff. If there are customers being mean because they want a cheaper price of a product they got off the wrong shelf or under the wrong sticker tag, just say NO. Its not worth it!

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

    Sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    great discounts, atmosphere, accepting of lgbt

    Cons

    overcoming rejection, slow at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Friendly environment. And great place to learn about new technology. The discounts are also amazing as well as the customer service

    Cons

    The starting pay is not that well. You always have to meet a number at the end of your shift. Hours are short

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great company you really have to be a people person

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Lead in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great pay , benefits were ok ,if reached quota bonus look phenunomial and discount was good too.

    Cons

    Can be straining , long hours sometimes, hard to get holidays or special events off ,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Mobile Phone Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Great discount, always up-to-date on new technology, fun work environment

    Cons

    Slow mornings, lazy management, not much room for personal or professional growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you tell lower management, have more frequent communication, less favoritism

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Really good, friendly place.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Friendly customers, fun environment. the training isn't too bad either. You have an oppurtunity to bonus at part-time which is cool.

    Cons

    no comission, the bonus plans are crappy for some of the departments that have to work harder than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bonus should be more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    job advice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    great work life balance if you choose to have one, good benefits , and hours

    Cons

    dealing with the holidays, poor mangers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great job

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Fun staff, easy money,no pressure

    Cons

    Hard to get bonuses. Not a lot of hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Buet Buy

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Carbondale, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Carbondale, IL

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

    Pros

    A cool place to work at.

    Cons

    Not that cool of a place to work at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management was pretty cool

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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