Best Buy Reviews in Richfield, MN

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
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Pros
  • You get a nice employee discount on the items that you can get for cheap on amazon (in 744 reviews)

  • The pay is descent only if you are working for GeekSquad, great discount for employees (in 316 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance only exists under quality General Management which is rare (in 201 reviews)

  • full time position due to nobody moving in current full-time positions for higher ones (in 184 reviews)

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  1.  

    Enjoyed the work.

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Buyer in Richfield, MN

    I worked at Best Buy (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I thought the salary was fair and very good training. I liked my co workers and the ability to advance in the company. The benefits are decent compared to my current job

    Cons

    work life balance, seasonality of the business, the hours get long especially in the fall preparing for the Christmans rush. Didnt always feel appreciated but I liked upper management.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Intern Review

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    Current Employee - Legal Intern in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Legal Intern in Richfield, MN

    I have been working at Best Buy as an intern

    Pros

    Great culture and workplace environment. The headquarters are an incredible place to work and conducive to productivity. As an intern they made an effort to get experiences for me that helped me learn, not just busy work.

    Cons

    Being so big it is hard to know who to go to with problems outside your tiny division.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not very good experience

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    Some of the people are nice

    Cons

    Some of the people are not. Large concentration of passive aggressive minnesotans who only talk ab out the cabin on the lake

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture and compensation

    Former Employee - Senior Director in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    The people are great! The discount is amazing! The company values are timeless!

    Cons

    Redundancy makes it tough to get things done. People are allowed to opt in or out of initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize and enable value added change

  6.  

    Developing a marketable skill set

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    Current Employee - Demand Forecast Analyst in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Demand Forecast Analyst in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment
    Engaged coworkers and diverse business team
    Ability to make a difference within the assigned business category with regard to the industry
    Strong focus on building a well-rounded skill set
    Training is in-depth

    Cons

    The systems are difficult to grasp, takes a large amount of time to understand the quirks of the business category
    There is a sense of favoritism towards other members of the business team
    Compensation was not negotiable
    While a diverse skill set is encouraged, business category knowledge is lost when moved to newer category

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great chance to learn and grow if you start your career here

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    Former Employee - Senior, Merchant in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Senior, Merchant in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    Lot's of options to move in your career early on. Great location & office. Fast paced business that is always changing.

    Cons

    Limited movement as you move up in the company. Can sit in the same job for years. "Who you know" is very important for advancement past entry level roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shuffle up the deck with you people and let them try new areas and opportunities. Too much nepotism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Buy is Unstable, but a Good Company

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    Great headquarters, lots going on for employees.

    Cons

    The people are tense b/c the company isn't doing very well. Unstable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best Buy Corporate Office Review

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richfield, MN

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big Organization, Perks are good. you get good deals on what you buy from bestBuy.

    Cons

    Politics, Unplanned projects, Reporting managers are unskilled, Work on Weekends, No team building activities. Management just wants to exploit resources. Average Salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get these Geek Squad People out and get some really good managers to utilize the skills of workforce and explore opportunities .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    No loyalty

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    Current Employee - Director Service Operations in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Director Service Operations in Richfield, MN

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Money is OK, hours are long

    Cons

    No Loyalty, no regard to its employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting all your talent walk out the door

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Management sucks

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    Current Employee - Operations in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Operations in Richfield, MN

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    advancement opportunities is there but you have to know people - All politics!

    Cons

    work-life balance-there isn't one! Sr Management- there isn't one either.
    New CEO sucks! all about the money making and no appreciation for the people working their tails off to bring in that money!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wouldn't matter anyway so why waste the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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