Best Buy

www.bestbuy.com

Best Buy Reviews

Updated February 1, 2015
Updated February 1, 2015
6,623 Reviews
3.3
6,623 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly
Hubert Joly
2,276 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    great company to work for if you love being around technology and being the firs to use them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Union City, NJ
    Current Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Union City, NJ

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    great coworkers and a fun environment it is fast paced so lang shifts go by really quick

    Cons

    management can get pretty frustrating with their goals. some customers can be rude but that's just retail

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company you really have to be a people person

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    You can make some of your best friends working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great people to work with, not bad hourly pay for a college student, company matches a certain percentage to your 401k.

    Cons

    Not the best chances of moving up in the company unless you're persistent with customers. Work life balance kind of sucks... If youre a college student, between studies, school and work, there is no time for anything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont micro manage as much. Once the employees are trained, let them thrive on their own.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Good overall experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Connectivity Sales Consultant in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Connectivity Sales Consultant in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. Goals are easy to understand . Management will outline your goals once a month and come back once a week to do a checkup .

    Cons

    Coworkers who aren't up to snuff act like children. If you aren't doing well management almost acts like you don't exist .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Full Time Sales Associate

    • 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

    Decent discount on most items
    Employee Benefits
    High Starting Pay

    Cons

    No commissions
    No extra time when full time
    Takes a lot to get raises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Solid benefits and great entry level pay if you are willing to put in the work.

    • 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

    This company pays its entry level employees very well. There are great options for benefits and incentives for working here (ie. health insurance, life insurance, dental, vision, PTO, 401k, tuition assistance).

    Cons

    Can get extremely hectic and demanding from September to January. As you move up in the company the work-life balance can become more weighted towards the work side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mp3/Tablets
    Former Employee - Mp3/Tablets

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Dealt with technology all day long, felt great helping customers find what they want. There was lots of training material on everything and chances to win something by just completing your elearn.

    Cons

    Not enough hours to get a good paycheck.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Really good, friendly place.

    • 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

    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
  10.  

    job advice

    • 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

    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
  11.  

    Great job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

Work at Best Buy? Share Your Experiences

Best Buy

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.