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Not Bad for Retail

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Former Employee - Lead Compters Specialist, Portable Electronics Specialist in Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Lead Compters Specialist, Portable Electronics Specialist in Alexandria, VA

I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The payrate is decent. Not enough to completely live off of where I worked, but well above what other electronics stores offer. The employee discount is also really nice; most places won't top it. You also tend to be recognized for your hard work and commitment.

Cons

It's retail, so it comes with rude, entitled customers, long hours on your feet, questionable management choices, and lazy coworkers. Also, you're encouraged to push protection plans aggressively, and although you're not paid on commission, your performance will be judged based off of how many plans you sell a month. It encourages underhanded tactics and suspicion among customers, which strains customer loyalty.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Push more customer loyalty and understand, not so much on services that are grossly unpopular among everyone except the grossly uneducated.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good company to work foe

    Cons

    In a turn around right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You work hard but good comp

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    Overall good experience, despite corporate frustrations

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    • Senior Management
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    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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