Best Buy Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly
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Pros
  • Great Benefit with the employee discount in the stores (in 780 reviews)

  • Great discount plan (yes not as good as it used to be (in 328 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much of a work / life balance as a manager (in 217 reviews)

  • Not a lot of full time openings (in 199 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (38)

    Best Job I've Ever Had

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have an amazing team that worked with me every step of the way! The manager hired really great people. During the holidays I received a large pay check! Best Buy's employee discount is great.

    Cons

    The demographic I work in is very difficult to work with. Customers are deciding between buying food or a cell phone. It is hard to make the sale with them. They are usually "just looking" or only come during sales.

    Advice to Management

    Please understand how hard it is to sell to people who do not have money. Turning a "just looking" customer into a big sale is hard.


  2. Appliances

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    15% bonuses if we meet our goal as a store 30% if we exceed 100%. Other departments get smaller bonuses and extremely flexible with your hours. they offer tuition reimbursement and employee discounts. I can honestly say that best buy is a good business to work for.

    Cons

    none complaints so far. this place does as much as it can for it's employees

    Advice to Management

    haven't been with the company long enough to complain or see any negatives just positive things about it.


  3. Awesome internship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Engineer Intern in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Web Engineer Intern in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool internship with cutting edge tech. Supportive staff, and an incredible project. Gave real work that would be used in production! Has the opportunity for post internship full time job offers.

    Cons

    As an intern, there are no downsides to a job like this. Best Buy is still transitioning from a hired contractor to a full time tech employee company. It's a good time to get into their Ecommerce department.

    Advice to Management

    Continue this internship program! It has received only positive reviews from everyone that took part in it.


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  5. Great Place, Low Pay

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    discount, great people, relatively flexible

    Cons

    long holiday hours, low pay


  6. Sales lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, flexible hours, great discounts

    Cons

    management needs better practices and promote hard workers and not favor those who don't do anything

    Advice to Management

    grow your best employees


  7. Good Part-Time job while in College

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very flexible with hours and schedules Monthly bonuses if your stores meets revenue goals Can be fun if you like technology The discount is great sometimes

    Cons

    Its retail so mainly the customers Having many goals such as total revenue and attachments Can be kind of strict about some little things


  8. Best Buy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Work with a lot of great people. Fun environment to work in because it is very face paced. Opportunity to advance

    Cons

    Working retail can be challenging especially around the holidays when your friends are off for the holidays you have to work. You don't have set schedules and work weekends.


  9. best job ever

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    had a great time working there! Plenty room for growth

    Cons

    If you were not in the inner circle of district managers you were picked on


  10. Best Buy

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment Great Accommodations for certain things Great co-workers tons of training lots of employee satisfaction Lots of diversity among employees

    Cons

    Scheduling and Hours are annoying. Nothing is set in stone. It can be a bit slow on the week days.

    Advice to Management

    Best buy is a very fun place to work at. I feel that the store is run very well. Keep up the good work.


  11. Decent

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good way to make money. Easy hiring process

    Cons

    Stigma of working at "Best Buy"

    Advice to Management

    Nothing too significant



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