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Best Buy Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
6,165 Reviews
3.3
6,165 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 760 reviews)

  • The pay is descent only if you are working for GeekSquad, great discount for employees (in 323 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance only exists under quality General Management which is rare (in 204 reviews)

  • full time position due to nobody moving in current full-time positions for higher ones (in 189 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The company is growing exponentially!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Assistant Store Manager in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Assistant Store Manager in Brookfield, WI

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

    Pros

    Best Buy offers a competitive wage, great benefits, and in depth training.

    Cons

    No complaints to report as of now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Best Buy as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company has made a total commitment to Agile SDLC and it seems to be working well.
    Great Company Culture.
    Great Compensation packages and Benefits.
    Lots of upward mobility possibilities.

    Cons

    There aren't many cons unless you do not expect to perform and give them their money's worth.
    Long hours dealing with remote/offshore project members; but they make it easy to love what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving in the current direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great people! ohkay management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Germantown, MD

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

    Pros

    You have an opportunity to build GREAT relationships with coworkers in out outside of the work place.
    Everyone is motivated!

    Cons

    A lot of inner work drama.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place !

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Pineville, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Pineville, NC

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

    Pros

    Good environment, good place to move ahead and learn.

    Cons

    can be stressful, and strenuous . but so can most jobs!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mobile phone, and Computer specialist.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Signal Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Signal Hill, CA

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

    Pros

    Amazing discount, and great opportunities for advancment.

    Cons

    Schedules change randomly, and without notification.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish the management focused on training and hellping us, instead of bullying and us feel unwanted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great and fun job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Company has some great benefits such as the discount, the healthcare and tuition reimbursement. If you also work at a store that performs well you can earn bonuses. The company also has some great training for new employees.

    Cons

    You have to adapt to consistent change and organizational restructuring. The opportunities to advance and movement are very limited compared to how they used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The biggest change I would suggest is pay compensation. If the opportunities are limited to advance within the company then there should be a higher pay cap or annual bonus for people who prefer to stay on the sales floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent retail job

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

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Best Buy for about 4 years before getting my degree and starting my "real" career search. It is a good company to work for if your management is good, which will vary by location. I worked at two different locations and had great experiences at both. The scheduling is pretty flexible and the management I was under was supportive and fun to work with. They hire great people - the hiring is done mostly based on fit with company culture instead of knowledge or skills, which leads to you working with many fun, engaging personalities. So even when retail is bringing you down, at least you can be having fun with your co-workers.

    Cons

    It's retail, so you work weekends, holidays, nights... all the fun times you'd like to be with your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to sales associates when they are telling you about a problem. Don't blow them off, because they often have some really good ideas that would help the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It's the best job I've ever had. And the most fun too.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baldwin, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baldwin, NY

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great Pay and Training
    - Fun job
    - Rewarding
    - See a lot of friends that come in the store

    Cons

    - No breaks unless you work 8 hours
    - Mean customers sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what ya do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, but not the best.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Interacting with people on a daily basis is great. Management is great as well. I've learned so much from them and the store employees are always welcoming and happy. It seems they like working there.

    Cons

    No commission even though they ask you to sell all sorts of services and products. They are huge on numbers. If you don't hit your goals they cut your hours.

  11.  

    I have loved it for the last 10 years

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers, great customers, having fun while being the best, dedication.

    Cons

    The only con for me is the maternity leave and paternity leave policies as well as how hourly employees earn vaca vs. salaried employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at what you values you would like your employees to have and support then better. Aavailability policies for leadership prevent church and leave polices hold employees back from enjoying new family members. Continue to recognize performance and drive profitable results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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