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Current Employee - Demand Planning  in  Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Demand Planning in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

There is a lot of flexibility to work remotely and to dress casually at work. The work is very fast paced and engaging. There is typically always things that are changing for the better. Their a lot of different job opportunities to seek internally.

Cons

Their is no accountability for poor contributors/individuals on a team. It is nearly impossible to get fired for poor performance. The Peter principle is very prevalent.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to learn and grow

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of opportunity to learn and grow when I was there

    Cons

    Company missed the competition from web based retailers like amazon, which has resulted in financial pressures and lack of investment in the business. Company must figure out how to get its compeitive advantage back.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Great first time job, not for the experienced

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    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Autotech  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Autotech in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great first job for a young employee, high school or college. Gain warm sales experience, acquire people skills, build references. Best Buy offers flexible schedules, decent pay, relaxed working environment and a great employee discount.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to advance, long periods of standing, lack of product knowledge training and their 'warning' system are all cons. Employees should not be penalized with a 'warning' if they call in sick or are unable to come in due to severe weather conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best Buy should be managed like a Mac Store. The associates should be helpful with product demos and should work closely with vendors to gain product knowledge. The sale items should be actively promoted in store and not hidden in back to get people to buy a non sale item. Associates should offer warranties and installation services but no be forced to press them on already paying customers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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