Best Buy Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
5,981 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 753 reviews)

  • The pay is descent only if you are working for GeekSquad, great discount for employees (in 321 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance only exists under quality General Management which is rare (in 202 reviews)

  • full time position due to nobody moving in current full-time positions for higher ones (in 186 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Job, but gets old fast.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Operations
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Operations

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    The company offers tons of perks and is great to work. The teams are usually friendly. You get to learn a lot of information about technology.

    Cons

    The job gets boring after awhile. There is a high turn over rate and because of this the company is not investing as much time as they used to in order to formally train employees. Advancement is very hard within the company. Also raises are a bit hard to come by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and help maintain career paths for employees. Be more competitive and give more chances to receive raises. Allow for flexing to create a difference in atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Clerk in Glendale, AZ

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I really liked the Flexible Hours

    Cons

    I did not like having to work Weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to consider Longer Lunches

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty decent

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

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

    Pros

    Discounts, fun place to work at

    Cons

    It's hard to know about everything in the store since it's huge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication!!!!!!!! Stop blaming one another!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It's good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    I enjoyed working here, fun people and i liked having a job that i got to move around and talk to people all day

    Cons

    Lots o longf holiday hours and not adequately staffed

  6.  

    good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    opportunities for advancement, good values, training

    Cons

    not much of work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Turning things around for the better

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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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Fresh leadership with strong credentials
    High performing teams

    Cons

    Legacy gets in the way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great job the discount is great and good people to work with.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    the employee discount is great

    Cons

    haven't seen any cons yet

  9.  

    Best job I have had thus far!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lawton, OK

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

    Pros

    Comfortable workplace that allows diversity and encouragement to grow and learn. There is always training available for what you do not know and there is always someone there to help.

    Cons

    Just learning a new area that was different from my previous jobs, but there was always someone there to help and assist in learning and growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pros FAR Outweigh Cons

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

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Over seven years of working at the same store, I consider most of the employees there to be my family. I've never worked for a more employee-focused company. The work definitely has its challenges, but the pros (great benefits, approachable leadership, upward movement, etc.) far outweigh the cons (working crazy holiday hours, uncomfortable corporate "innovations," out-of-date systems).

    Cons

    Whoops. Check out my pros. The cons are there, too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes, when a big change is made (like hiring third-party companies to do work that should be done by us or changing the tag format to look like it was made it in Microsoft Word), the employees aren't just complaining because it's new; They're complaining because it's a bad idea.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a great expirience. A great culture and extremely fun place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager of Operations in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager of Operations in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    When Promoted to leadership pay is much better then other retail companies

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is the holiday schedule but that is for all retail companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to be ahead of the competition rather then following the competition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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