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Unique retailer with tons of potential still

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Columbia, SC
Current Employee - Store Manager in Columbia, SC

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

Pros

* Company runs like a sports team...it's not about how long you've been there or who you know, but what you contribute to the team. It's one of the few places where if you work your butt off, you will be recognized and rewarded for that
* Great overall benefit package for FT employees and they are working hard to create solid benefits for PT employees as well
* Potential for overall personal development is higher than most places, but you have to be willing to go after it and show you truly are willing to work for it

Cons

* Last few years, they have lost sight of their core values, and in some parts of the company, they are pushing hard without recognition or reward to go along with it
* Low volume stores are like working for a totally different company, and the employees and managers there work much harder for the same or less than the rest of the company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* ensure the values are truly being lived at ALL levels, especially with your district and territory staffs, who have too much power
* truly learn what life in a low volume store is like, don't just believe what your territory teams are telling you

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Best Buy

  1.  

    Could have been much better

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The other associates were great to work with. Location was close to home. For the most part, the customers were fun to deal with

    Cons

    Wanted full time, was given part time after being told no full time was available. 2 weeks later, they hired someone on full time. After getting 34hrs/week during the holiday season, was cut to 15hrs/week. High turnover in area management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great job for college students

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Computer Specialist  in  Wyomissing, PA
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist in Wyomissing, PA

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount and knowledgeable co-workers make work fun.

    Cons

    Management seems oblivious at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help complete tasks you assign. Employees like a manager who actually helps out on the floor, not just stands around and bosses people around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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