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Best Buy Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
6,317 Reviews
3.3
6,317 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people and great environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Great company with great leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    It's a whole new company.

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    CEO and the rest of the executive staff have a vision for the company. It's place Best Buy back to a place where someone would want to work. Little to no resistance to move forward with new ideas or technologies.

    Cons

    The challenges encountered are pretty common for a company that is in the retail business and going through change to meet the evolving needs of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget to keep it fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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