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Blue shirt blues

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Senior in Minneapolis, MN
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Employee Discount. Other than that, there's not much to write home about.

Cons

No regularity or schedule consistency. Be prepared to sacrifice nights, weekends, holidays. (as with any retail job). Career Growth and advancement depends heavily on present store management. My advice is to discuss your career with store leadership and evaluate the feedback you receive. If they are receptive, encouraging and supportive, then I strongly suggest you pursue those ambitions as opportunities do exist for those with desire & have a welcoming store leadership. If your career plans are not well received, do not waste your time. Being an hourly employee, you are very disposable and can be easily replaced.

Advice to Management

If you truly want productive and strong store leadership, provide them with better training and ongoing education. There is also a severe gap for field employees who wish to advance their careers with this company. Employee retention should be top priority and field experience should be highly valued at the corporate level.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. Miserable and no way out!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement is the only reason that I am still there. They are paying for most of my master's degree which is beneficial, but they make it very hard to get your reimbursement. The discount on most products is nice, and the health benefits aren't too bad. This is about where it ends. I have been with the company for over 5 years and have put in countless hours without pay. To get promoted you have to either be a part of the "cliques" or you have to bend over backwards. I don't know if it is like this in every district within the company, but it is certainly the case in this one.

    Cons

    Discrimination, retaliation, disrespect...if you aren't part of the "good ole boys club" then you won't get anywhere. There is a double standard for upper management vs. assistants, the pay discrepancy is ridiculous. Assistants do double the work of upper management and get paid 1/3 to 1/4 of what they do. Upper management is uneducated and distanced from everything that is required to run a store on a daily basis. The gender discrimination is very obvious. Females are only put into positions if the district gets in trouble from the corporate level, and the only females that do get promoted are the ones that are...well, let's just say that they didn't get where they are based on merit. We have approximately 2 managers out of about 50 that are minorities and very few people in the district over the age of 30. It is a dead end job that isn't worth it!

    Advice to Management

    Pay better, and learn how to allow workers to have a decent work/life balance.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Bad Best Buy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Senior in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Senior in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best reasons to work there is the benefits. The employee discount is pretty good, but only on specific items, the health package is great, the main thing for me is the Tuition Assistance program that Best Buy offers to their full-time employees; they pay for all of my schooling just as long as I have been an active full time employee for 6 months. The pay is also good, that is if you get the right position. The employee accommodation's that vendors offer is also a good thing, but you need to be on the look out for good deals all the time.

    Cons

    The management. I have worked at three different Best Buys and the management is the same everywhere. They don't care about the growth of their people, all they care about is profit growth and how it will help them, not you. They are unfair in promotions and only like to give it out to friends or people they have previously worked with regardless of the experience. It seems like Best Buy, at least in my area, is all about who you know and not what you know. Leadership also puts A LOT of pressure on the sales floor to sell so they can get their bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Please train your management to listen to EVERYONE and empower their people and not their wallets.


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