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

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Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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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  1. Good Job for College

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling, understanding management, lots of opportunities to learn and move up to a management or supervisor position

    Cons

    Good job to have while going to school no cons come to mind.


  2. Consistent Growth

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work through college and a lot of opportunity to grow with the company if you want to.

    Cons

    The company grew too fast in the mid 2000's and is now suffering for it.

    Advice to Management

    You seem to be heading in the right direction - keep pushing your current philosophies.


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