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Best Buy Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
6,301 Reviews
3.3
6,301 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.  

    I loved it! Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Fun environment, great opportunities to advance. Great retailer to learn the business.

    Cons

    Working retail hours - nights and weekends.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work but has its many downs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lubbock, TX

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

    Pros

    Good startng pay but not nearly enough for the amount work and things you have to put up with.
    Can be fairly reasonable at scheduling but will try to work you as much as possible.

    Cons

    Really bad to post schedules and notify of any changes made
    Hard to move up or change departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better more training reasonable managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Store Manager of Operations/ Sales Support Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager of Operations in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager of Operations in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, competitive pay, ability to drill down into business results. Monthly and Quarterly bonus potential. Training opportunities. Rapid pace for change. Disengaged people will not linger. Employeee discount/ accomodations.

    Cons

    System challenges. Work life balance is a joke around the holidays. Long days, continue to do more with less in light of recent operational cuts. Victories rarely celebrated, amid constant pressure to drive metrics. Intense pressure to sell Geek Squad services, Protection plans, and open credit cards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store hardware/systems are dated and don't work as intended, must upgrade here to keep pace with the direction we are being asked to take the business.

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

    Great people and great environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Competitive and friendly atmosphere with good HR policies. The benefits are very good compared to other retail jobs and the atmosphere is very positive.

    Cons

    You have to apply separately for a full time position when there is an opening and there are usually multiple applicants, so even with good job performance it can sometimes take a while to get out of a part time position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales sup

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    My time was Atmosphere, easy, fun,

    Cons

    I did not like the Hours, mgmt, holidays

  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    People, new leadership, flexibility, networking, employee discount

    Cons

    Very political, benefits could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work though the performance process is not fair to all, very much up to who you know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    it was a friendly environment

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Gave multiple tools to help you grow in the business indusrty
    Friendly environment
    Bonus capabilities
    Customer oriented

    Cons

    Retail hours
    Pay was a little low
    Work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue growing and look to increase morale consistently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company with great leadership.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Las Cruces, NM
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Las Cruces, NM

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    The best thing about Best Buy is the environment, there are always motivating team members and leaders.
    Very flexible with students as far as schedule goes.
    Being a part of Best Buy gives you a very wide sales experience.

    Cons

    Customers can expect more than the store can offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help on moving upward through the company would be appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly work environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Teaches you how to work well with others, work in a team. Opportunities to improve your skills and learn.

    Cons

    During a recent corporate restructure, many surpervisor postions were eliminated, cause less opportunities to advance.

  11.  

    customer service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    they have some good plans

    Cons

    need better phone service and moe training for techs

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