Best Buy

  www.bestbuy.com
  www.bestbuy.com

Best Buy Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
6,319 Reviews
3.3
6,319 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly
Hubert Joly
2,143 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    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

  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.  

    sales consultant - video gaming/life style

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Employee discounts. manageable shifts. Cool environment for gadget lovers.

    Cons

    need more shift hours. 15-18 hours per week will not fetch much pay to manage our own daily needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    back office lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Back Office Lead in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Back Office Lead in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    consistent scheduling, store leadership opportunities, cash handling experience, department ownership.

    Cons

    demanding job requirements, early hours, sometimes overwhelming work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's not smart to load unwanted responsibilities onto the BOL, it hurts productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working at Best Buy

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

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the best things about working at Best Buy is the employee discount and accomodations. Discount is 5% above cost on everything, which means you get some stuff for very cheap. Also, a lot of the companies like Sony, Samsung and others give employees special accomodations so we can buy there products for very cheap. Almost always below the employee cost on those items, which is great. You also have to take a lot of learning, so if you actually pay attention while you're doing them you get to learn a lot about all the new technology that's out there.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty low, especially compared to a lot of other jobs around the area. I don't agree with the small pay raises that you get every year, even though I know it's nice to be getting any raise. They do make up for this with the employee discount, but not everyone likes to take advantage of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up positive reinforcement. I come from a store that is typically one of the top in the company and we have a manager that is very good at getting along with all the employees and when he's in a good mood it radiates to everyone one of the sales employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral 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.