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It's a great place to work but be prepared to deal with the "politics"

Retail Sales Consultant (Former Employee)

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

Pros-Interact with new people on a daily basis

-Great sales experience

-Make new friends quickly

-Great employee discount

-Secure job as long as you aren't underperforming

Cons-Politics inside the stores sometimes make it a bear to work; favoritism is noticeable and brown nosers bypass hard working people in the ranks

-Management often already has decided who they are going to hire into an open position if it's internal before the interviews

-If your manager is stressed you will most likely know it; some leadership personalities are to be short and rude to get the job done

-Pay could be better if you consider how much money you make the company if you are one of the better salesmen

-Understaffing departments is a big big problem

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't take your bad day out on your employees.

When low level people have ideas, you should listen.

Take into consideration the hard working people in the store when it's time to hire for an open position...all too often people are promised things and then you don't follow through or somebody who doesn't really deserve the position based on what you SHOULD be measuring gets the job anyway.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Enjoyed working around things I liked and working with good people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Best Buy


Pros: Technologically advanced. Liked learning about new state of the art items and the… Cons: Like any other retailer, when sales go south pressure on… Advice to Senior Management: Keep listening to employee feedback. The store can only go… More

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Great place to grow and learn plus you can play with new devices

SAS GM (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Limitless possibilities to grow in this company. I have and continue to learn great deal in leadership… Cons: Work life balance a time is hard to manage if… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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