Best Buy Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly
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Pros
  • Great Benefit with the employee discount in the stores (in 780 reviews)

  • Great discount plan (yes not as good as it used to be (in 328 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much of a work / life balance as a manager (in 217 reviews)

  • Not a lot of full time openings (in 199 reviews)

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  1. Computer Sales Consultant

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in San Carlos, CA

    I worked at Best Buy

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

    Pros

    great discount, flexible work schedule, ok pay. nice work environment

    Cons

    to much paperwork tracking performance, to much push on sales numbers and not customer satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the daily performance tracker.


  2. OK - really depends on store management

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    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in San Carlos, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount, stock options, and colleagues. Pros really vary on store management.

    Cons

    Unorganized and biased management and lots of favoritism. Employees are held accountable for their actions, unless if a manager makes a mistake the blame is spread across the board.


  3. It was just sort of a job.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Carlos, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, Ok boss, Solid discounts. Overall a good place to work but not a long term thing for me.

    Cons

    They treat you like your brain dead there, also once people find out you work for them you get the angry customer. Everyone knows someone that had a bad experience.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing they can really do to improve. They did a good job, people just suck sometimes.


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  5. Good while there

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in San Carlos, CA

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, Time-off policies, Flexible, Easy to move, Plenty of hours, Break room, Benefits, Opportunity to prove yourself, Discount, employees hang out with each other, video games in break room, store lunches

    Cons

    Occasionally scheduling would cause problems, training program, understaffed often, pushing Best Buy credit cards and extras, expectation to work long weekends, black friday shifts


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work if you are a teenager!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in San Carlos, CA

    I worked at Best Buy

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The retail discount is the only plus!

    Cons

    Unclear promotion track. Management is often too young thus inexperienced. I noticed a lot of favoritism and unjustified promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain and promote talent.



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