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It was good, but could have been great.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

For most it was a great work environment. It was like working with your friends everyday. Got to pal with the newest electronic gadgets

Cons

Management shifts are frequent, and not always for the best. Some managers just get cycled around when they're not meeting their goals. Training can be spotty an not 100% informative

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in your infrastructure to make employees jobs easier, and provide better quality training instead of a video have actual trainers who are certified

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    close network who are loyal to the brand

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    include leadership within the employee experience mission

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    Challenging, rewarding and fun

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I am never bored. There's always work to get done. I enjoy the people and the culture of the company. I have worked for another large company (150k+ employees) and a small company (~1.5k employees) and working for Best Buy, by far, has been the greatest experience.

    Cons

    Current state of the business makes it difficult to feel secure in my position. Best Buy also lacks discipline in terms of staying focused on the work that's critical to the business. There are many work groups running around with their heads cut off and from my vantage point, most of the time, the work is not going to help the company with their challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get focused. Learn to lay out priorities and objectives/goals for your employees. Reduce the layers in management and the executive team. Directors should have a minimum of 5 employees. There's no reason any director shouldn't have a real "team" of people working for them. A good leader knows how to take a team and delegate responsibilities appropriately.

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