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Best Buy Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 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.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Head Honcho

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great Place to check out the babes

    Cons

    Sometimes too many nerdy looking dudes come in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer and Digital Imaging Supervisor in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Computer and Digital Imaging Supervisor in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    My coworkers are smart, we have fun while being the best, and I get to sell gadgets.

    Cons

    The customers can be difficult sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should be aware that I feel like I do not know the path to promotion. It was easy to become a supervisor but now I am totally lost and do not know what they want from me to be promoted again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best job ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Inver Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Inver Grove, MN

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

    Pros

    Everybody is nice
    They give opportunities to everybody
    They make you feel better as well as is possible as employee

    Cons

    There isn't a regular schedule, so you aren't able to make plans to go out and that kind of thinhs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think everything works as good as is possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Cool environment not too much to handle

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great Discounts and flexibility with scheduling

    Cons

    Holidays crowds are something else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

  8.  

    Best buy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Usually very flexible around personal life.

    Cons

    Can either join the drama or enjoy and watch from a distance.

    Recommends
  9.  

    very easy and fun.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Di/Gaming Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Di/Gaming Sales Consultant

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    you can have fun at work while selling and helping people. very good benefits and well paid.

    Cons

    very competitive which creates some sort of tension between co-workers sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade computer registers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Mobile Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Manager in Bangor, ME
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Manager in Bangor, ME

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Decent Compensation compared to other jobs in the area. Great opportunities

    Cons

    Not really a management job, more of a supervisor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Collegeville, PA

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Best Buy is the second company that I have worked for. I am 18 years old and started right after my 17th birthday. I could not ask for a better company to work for. They train to the best and will focus on the areas you struggle with. They give you the opportunity to move to different positions in the store and will train you through and through to make you perfect at your job. Leadership at Best Buy is absolutely amazing. Coming from a company that the leadership did not pay attention to you, help you with your areas of need, or help me balance my work and school schedule at Adidas, Best Buy is the complete opposite. The understand that school comes first then work. Not all management att all stores will be amazing but the leadership at store 1193 from the time I started to now is absolutely amazing. I could not be more thankful.

    Cons

    The layoffs that took place where such a disappointment because we lost some very good supervisors and managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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