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Best Buy Reviews

Updated December 23, 2014
Updated December 23, 2014
6,331 Reviews
3.3
6,331 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 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    back office lead

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    • 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
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Millbury, MA
    Current Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Millbury, MA

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Discounts, great managment, always gets praises, p2e points

    Cons

    Pay, favortism, availability, HR, training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people according to their years of service and how well they're doing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good beginning experience in retail

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, proper training, sales experience

    Cons

    Pay, No sales commission, some management issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be incompetent

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Buy Customer Service Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Easy to get the job done

    Cons

    Boring when the store is empty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give cashiers chairs

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best buy mobile - a lot of expectations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Chico, CA

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

    Pros

    Discounts can be pretty good, started at $10 in mobile for my first job, not comission

    Cons

    Way too many favorites, expected to sell in every department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was very rewarding and challenging.

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

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Excellant training and fast paced.

    Cons

    A lot of hours and working with less passionate managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

  8.  

    A great learning experince

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rock Hill, SC

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good employee training, good employee discounts

    Cons

    Monthly meetings that take a good deal of time, working the holiday hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great People

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has it's ups and downs, but I have always love the people that I work with. Best Buy brings people together. You make friends even with leadership, but still remember your boundaries. The company also offer great benefits. Full-Time employees have more benefits, but if you're looking for health coverage, BBY also offers it to part-timers now. The work load and expectations are very heavy, but it is a great developemental experience for your growth. You learn so much that you wouldn't at other companies. The key is to stay involved and understand the business. I've been with the company 10+ years and from day 1, I thought that it was just a holiday part-time gig.

    Cons

    Crazy customers (Good ones too). Crazy hours. Keep in mind that this is retail. Retail is hardly ever a set schedule. It's when the business needs you. Your holidays are when the actual holidays are over. If you don't like that idea, then retail isn't the place for you. Depending on management, they can be flexible with your hours (outside of holidays, of course). When it comes to promotions, they already know who they want in place, but they just have to go through the procedures as to not discriminate; this more so applies to leadership roles. Don't fret becaue this is pretty much every company even if you don't think it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best company ever

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

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great pay
    Awesome management
    Excellent hours
    Good benefits
    Sometimes lost pervention can be a little over excessive about tracking down theft

    Cons

    Some bad co workers
    Lost prevention
    Corporate needs a total overhaul. They aren't completely awareof whats going on in the stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great corporate company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Coming from working in the restaurant industry this job is a dream. The pay is fair and if you're sales there is always opportunities for bonuses. The hours aren't bad either. The management is always recognizing you for "job well done" and the company even gives out merchandise. For example, this month you get tickets for doing something good and you are able to put those tickets in your choice of 4 items that will be raffled off at the end of the week.

    Cons

    Its an obviously corporate company. By that I mean sometimes the little guys get run over for the "good of the company."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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