Best Buy Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. The Best at Best Buy

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Staff in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Staff in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Large Diverse Culture, an environment that says "anything is possible"

    Cons

    Difficult to work through the Silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Endeavor to become more inclusive with contractors as well as employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Standard Department Store

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Edwardsville, IL
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Edwardsville, IL

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Positive environment
    Feeling of Contribution
    Know where you stand amongst your peers

    Cons

    Hard to believe in the product
    The internet kind of makes your job obsolete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd say the best advice to management is to realize that customers are more knowaledgable as ever and the experience is the only thing this company is making off of now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great work atmosphere and benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Good pay and great discounts. Management will coach and train you when you first start. Usually can move up if you put enough effort in.

    Cons

    Can sometimes feel pressured to sell and meet the goals that management sets. Communication between employees and management can sometimes be unclear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. They are the ones that see the company's policies and values being put to use the most.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    fun place to work , great benfits

    Cons

    No cons while I was there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Fun and rewarding atmosphere but low pay sales job with pushy management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Best buy offered great online learning seminars to learn more about new and exciting products and services which allowed employees to better understand what they are selling and know what they are talking about. Enjoyed working with upbeat coworkers that were excited to come to work and help customers with their buying needs.

    Cons

    Management can be pushy to make sales and really strive to make sure customers don't walk out empty handed. I feel that they focused more on numbers than coaching and mentoring their team to satisfy the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to be so hard on your team when it comes to sales numbers and rather provide advice and expertise to better your sales team.

  7. Good company...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great culture, fun environment. Lots of changes happening all the the time.

    Cons

    With company cuts it's hard for employees now to gain different level of supervisor or management experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more programs to be able to promote and grow your employees now that there are less leadership opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great discount! Non-Commission, no pressure to sell very much.

    Cons

    Your team may not always bonus, management obviously can be terrible, but that is like any place..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2nd Best Buy job at Geek Squad, Love it!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geek Squad RA in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Geek Squad RA in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - Great people to work with
    - Fairly good opportunities if you fight for them
    - Easily manageable hours

    Cons

    - Hard to get noticed
    - Some employees hired do a poor job, which make your numbers suffer
    - Very few full time jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open more full time positions for people with the right qualifications. Especially for people who do a way better job than those with full time employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Management decides your experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile SAS Lead Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile SAS Lead Sales Consultant

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

    Pros

    Great discount on anything best buy.
    Ability to make a difference in customers lives, meet great people!
    Learned a lot about customer service and leadership.

    Cons

    Business can be cut throat, especially in stand alone stores. Hard to reach goals formed by unrealistic expectations.
    I've had good managers that make work fun and influence you with postivity to reach sales goals but I've also had managers that lead with thinly veiled threats and scaring tactics.
    Schedule changes at the last minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not all sales backgrounds are enough to manage stand alone stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Good company, but reorganizes too much.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - District Staff
    Former Employee - District Staff

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good people work for this company.

    Cons

    You never feel secure in your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop reorganizing every year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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