Best Buy Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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  1. asset protection

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

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    working 9-5 with weekends off

    Cons

    standing at the door greeting all customers can get boring

    Advice to Management

    great managers


  2. Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Specialist/Supervisor in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Product Specialist/Supervisor in Corona, CA

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Worst salary to hourly employees


  3. Not the Best Buy but pays the bills

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Santa Cruz, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of good training, friendly coworkers, anyone in a supervisor position was the best to deal with compared to working anywhere else, and the discounts/bonuses.

    Cons

    Sometimes had weird hours and conflicted with school schedule, our store pushed geek squad services too much, and sometimes had weird high school type drama between coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work but I really hope we don't lose BB to other competitors like Amazon. Do we really need to sell a $1-10 item for $15-25+?


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  5. Flexibility

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchant Analyst in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Merchant Analyst in Richfield, MN

    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

    Best buy has flexibility. It is on you to know what you need to get done. There is development and the ability to grow in your career. Corporate campus has a good culture, many amenities. Great benefits.

    Cons

    There are many unwritten expectations, such as working extra hours during holiday season, and belittling tasks that are part of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the entry level employees and help them grow.


  6. Great Retail Job

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

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

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

    Pros

    Friendly management, great starting pay, and thorough training programs made this a great first job. Enjoyed starting my work career here.

    Cons

    Doesn't always support its "have fun while being the best" value. Requires nonstop effort to close even when there is no business

    Advice to Management

    The training programs are great, but somewhat redundant to a point. Online learnings and off-site training start to become a little redundant.


  7. Best Buy

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Supervisor in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Supervisor in Charleston, SC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly, new experiences everyday, growth potential

    Cons

    Holiday work schedules are sometimes hectic.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Asset Protection

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Code Support Specialist in Zephyrhills, FL
    Former Employee - Code Support Specialist in Zephyrhills, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Assisting in the Sales , Customer Service and keeping shrink at a minimum.

    Cons

    Not being be able to fulfill a customers wants and needs .

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great training , there was a constant investment in educating the employees . It was a great place to work .


  9. Helpful (4)

    Best Buy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Angelo, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Angelo, TX

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of smart and passionate people, that famous employee discount. I absolutely loved working for Best Buy and I hope to again someday but some life events made me part ways. The company had some rough years when it refused to change with an evolving climate but after Hubert came on board as CEO and some different strategies were implemented I have all the faith that BBY has a strong future still.

    Cons

    Restructures are a necessary part of a business changing and adapting to the times but my own job has been on the chopping block many times which can be nerve racking and bad for morale. There isn't AS much incentive in recent years to get and retain good entry level talent. Making it in to management like I did is a prosperous job and very rewarding but there isn't as many leadership positions to go around as there used to be and the starting pay for entry level positions should be better to attract more driven and intelligent people that want to climb the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Best Buy is proud of their promote from within stance but it would be so much more effective if the talent selection process was targeted better towards people who want careers, and that's a tall order when the starting pay is what it is.


  10. It was wonderful!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great people. They were very patient when training new people. Always have customers a warm, friendly smiles and helpful advice and tips.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say. Well, there were occasions where an employee was rude to customers. But simply because they were having a bad day.


  11. They're okay

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

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best buy is an okay place to work at but I would recommend something that pays just a bit more...

    Cons

    Better pay to start and less time complaining about taking a messily 15 minute break on shifts

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy and they'll work efficiently.



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