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

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant

I worked at Best Buy full-time (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 ManagementAdvice

Don'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.

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Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A solid company to start

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    Current Employee - MCSA in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - MCSA in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been with Best Buy for about four years and it has been a good experience. The associates are extremely friendly and supervisors are awesome.

    Cons

    Management sometimes is not efficient. Communication is also weak at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work in the past, but lots of change going on at the moment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good work / life balance; relatively easy to develop your own career in the direction you want; non-hierarchical meritocracy

    Cons

    Frequent reorganization; silo mentality between business groups; large culture shift going on at the moment; tendency to think too highly of store employees

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