Best Buy Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Excellent Experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities. Fun to work in an environment with the latest technology. Company vision is on the right track. Overall a great job.

    Cons

    Just the usual things you would expect from a typical job. Job attracts a young audience for your coworkers that are just there to make a buck. Nothing besides cliché norms.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe ease up on the positive reinforcement. It's ok to let your employee know they screwed up without trying to sugarcoat it. Try to be consistent with your feedback.

  2. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is okay, hours are flexible

    Cons

    Management is hit or miss, not very organized work environment

    Advice to Management

    Hire better supervisors

  3. always fast paced and anyways always something new

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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 full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Discount is fantastic and there are always opportunities to move and keep learning. Lots of great people to work with, customers and employees. Better pay than most retail.

    Cons

    Like all retail you will always get those unpleasant customers or issues. The job is what you make of it. Also retail hours can be really tough. Especially around the holiday.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and stay involved. Keep in touch with your employees and help us get beget every day.

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  5. Full-time Inventory/Merchandising Specialist

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    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The discount is amazing on just about everything, excluding very few areas. The management is great with granting time off requests or changing schedules due to unforeseen circumstances

    Cons

    Communication between the leadership team down to line level employees is lacking. When it comes to family during the holidays, you should just forget it.

  6. Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    best buy was a friendly environment where i worked atleast. customers were nice most of the times. pay was based on how you performed so if you worked hard you would get decent pay

    Cons

    sometimes the management would expect too much from a single person.
    working on all holidays

    Advice to Management

    take it easy and get to know your employees better, they are people too

  7. Sales Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Atmosphere. At least at my location there were a lot of older individuals looking to understand new technology, which I can talk about for days.

    Cons

    The fact that I was part time, it was difficult to secure hours when they ensured their full time employes got enough

    Advice to Management

    Have employee perks, other stores have commission. I put in a lot of effort and ensured my department reached goals, but there wasn't much reward

  8. Inventory / Merch Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Some Managers have their own opinions but as long as you do your job, you will do alright.

    Cons

    Pay was an issue for lower line level employees but it's getting better.

  9. A great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valdosta, GA

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, good pay, team spirit, fun place to work!

    Cons

    Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  10. MCSA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, great coaching and training

    Cons

    working weekends :( and sometimes favortism

  11. A growth experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I am given the opportunity to run my team and to develop my people freely by management

    Cons

    In my position, it has been hard trying to make horizontal moves into other areas; even after getting my Master's Degree. There a very few lateral moves to make out of my position.

    Advice to Management

    When people express an interest to move and have the qualifications, do a better job grooming them for other opportunities. The issue may be that we have far too many managers & not enough leaders.

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