Best Buy

  www.bestbuy.com
  www.bestbuy.com

Best Buy Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
6,301 Reviews
3.3
6,301 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly
Hubert Joly
2,134 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 Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales in Paramus, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Great Employees
    Great Discounts
    Worked around my schedule

    Cons

    Customers
    Worked all holidays
    breaks
    long hours
    pay raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fun and challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Consultation Agent in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Consultation Agent in Paramus, NJ

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

    Pros

    Management was fairly decent, job was straight-forward. The tools provided allowed one to easily finish the work needed on time.

    Cons

    long hours, average pay and not enough coverage. Sometimes you would be working alone and often deal with herds of angry customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more potential for current workers to move into management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales in Sterling, VA

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

    Pros

    Love sales ,Like working as a team

    Cons

    met and exceeded all goals and more .At time I did enjoy leardership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Freedom to do job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    best buy mobile

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Pembroke Pines, FL

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

    Pros

    you learn everything about phones in advance
    the team is very nice and they have no problem in helping you with a troublesome customer or with anything else.

    Cons

    some people can be very impatient.
    some time work can get very slow very boring too.
    sometimes work can be very gruesome.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Sales Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Discount for employees. Very friendly working environment

    Cons

    Pressure from meeting the profit quota.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a better way to measure employees' work performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best Buy has been a pleasure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention, Associate/Agent in Silverdale, WA
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention, Associate/Agent in Silverdale, WA

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

    Pros

    Hardworking team, and balance of overall performance.

    Cons

    I think some leadership could improve.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Aggressive Company

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

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good company that you can learn a lot from but eventually you will have to move on.

    Cons

    Best Practices changed to much without giving new ideas a chance to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mobile Sales Rep.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Got to learn a lot about cell phone carriers and plans, while learning about tablets, mp3's, and fit bands. Best Buy also sends all new hires to sales training that is really helpful once you start working. Great communication with managers and team members. Great place to work and have fun too.

    Cons

    Holiday hours are not the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the flow of over communicating and things will continue to work great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place. Crazy schedules

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

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great team. Easy to learn. Good experience. Amazing employee discounts.

    Cons

    Schedules change to much. Even as a full timer expect different times a dates each week. Theres no sense of stability. Then again; is retail.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Geek squad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Springdale, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Springdale, OH

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of young, energetic, like minded people who work for the conpany. It is like an extended family and very easy to find friends.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive. Managment displays favoritism, hypocrisy, and lack of concern for the employees personal scehdule whether in college or elsewhere. Loud extroverts are favored over knowledgeable introverts.At the store I worked for in particular one woman slept her way into management and hr turned a blind eye.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink some of the culture within mangment. Happy employees perform better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion 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.