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Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Learn, Grow, Go

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    I think the pay, benefits, and discount are great.

    Cons

    It's easy to get more responsibilities but difficult to turn that into a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Please focus more on employee development.


  2. great atmosphere, good start

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    good work enviroment, friendly co workers , good starting job

    Cons

    Management usually was comprised of the guys that outlasted everyone else instead of people genuinely thrilled to work there. high pressure sales enviroment


  3. One of the most fun places you'll ever work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Super energetic, great leadership training, GREAT discount on products

    Cons

    Retail will be retail, long hours, stressful at times


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  5. General Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in West Point, UT
    Former Employee - General Manager in West Point, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits! Exciting and engaging retail environment.

    Cons

    Tough to progress past a certain level, leadership development get's somewhat scarce.


  6. Pretty Nice...but retail

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computing and DI in Prescott, AZ
    Current Employee - Computing and DI in Prescott, AZ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    as long as you know the topic and section your working its nice..

    Cons

    you have to help to every single person and sometimes that makes people mad


  7. Great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the company. Great discount, good benefits & there is the potential to bonus every month. Love the team environment.

    Cons

    Retail mean never having a set schedule. Working nights and weekends can get tiresome but it's part of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees. Take advantage of all the training events that best buy had available for new hires and get them ready for the sales floor,


  8. Retail Sales Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Blaine, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Blaine, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits to a full time position. Management treats their employees pretty well. Base pay is a little above average.

    Cons

    No calling in sick. Any shift missed without someone to cover it, no matter the excuse, counts against your record and can get you fired.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating the employees well. Make sure to keep up on monthly and quarterly 1 on 1s


  9. It's all fun and games until Black Friday arrives

    Former Employee - Multi-Channel Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Multi-Channel Sales Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Pretty good pay for a part-time job in college Opportunities for vendor promotions and giveaways Good training program Sweet employee discount

    Cons

    As with any customer-facing job, there are good days and bad days Phone system can be screwy Beware the holiday season: it gets beyond busy in store and management asks a lot of its employees

    Advice to Management

    Please stop the trend of opening earlier and earlier on Black Friday (or should I say Black Thursday?).


  10. great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best buy works with my schedule very well. I work another job so i can only work certain hour and they give me the max that i can handle. If I need days off I almost always get them. Great benefits even for part time employees. I'm having a baby soon and they provide maternity/paternity leave. They pay for school. Good bonuses when we hit our mark. They offer 401k even for part time. Great discounts on most products. Fun environment if you like electronics.

    Cons

    They do push to sell. No commission. And as with any retail environment sh*t rolls downhill. Quotas are absurd when we don't earn a commission.

    Advice to Management

    Seeing as we don't get commission, the mood should be encouraging and light hearted to promote better performance from employees. Instead of getting upset and killing morale when the numbers aren't what you'd like to see.


  11. Corporate Headquarters

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Awesome campus/atmosphere. Lots of amenities. Fun, energetic mood and people. Culture of growth/development.

    Cons

    Although growth/development is promoted, budgets aren't fitted for growth or future-planning. Promotions will likely take forever. We also need to hire more of our contractors who want to work for Best Buy.

    Advice to Management

    Get your department budgets in order months in advance. Also, if you have a good contractor who's interested in a career at Best Buy, hire them. Find the money in your budget.



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