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Overall good experience, despite corporate frustrations

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Best Buy part-time

Pros

For the most part, Geek Squad treats you well, pays rather well. The employee discount is pretty handy for small things.

Cons

The company changes directions at times without fully equipping each store to follow suit.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Probably one of the better retail jobs for skill building

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    I'm not going to make any rose-colored projections about how a retail job would change your life, but if you do find yourself needing to work in retail-this is probably one of the best companies you can join to build interpersonal/career skills. They are very training-intensive, and the nature of the job demands you contribute a high level of performance. I was a home theater sales associate for almost 3 years, and got quite a bit of technical knowledge as well as confidence in interacting with strangers. Also, everybody that works there is quite amicable and good natured-qualities I think the company values intensively during the hiring process. I made quite a few good friends. They are also pretty good about promoting from within, I knew quite a few high level employees who got their starts as regular sales associates.

    Cons

    You are there to make the company money, and at times this can make you feel exploited/expendable. If you stick to the job and do good work, you won't really have a lot of anxiety about your position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your employees feel cared for

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    There are worse jobs out there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Time passes quickly, learn about new tech, gain experience...good job for during college or just after.

    Cons

    It's retail, it wears on you after a while. Can get very busy at certain locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less paperwork/sales sheets with customers, focus more on personal interaction and conversations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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