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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)

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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  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)

    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.

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    Over the years many great experiences

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to advance with in the company with out having a college degree. Company paid training, tuition reimbursement and bonus structure. Paid time off, health benefits, and wealth benefits such as 401k

    Cons

    With retail the downside is the long hours you have to work, nights and weekends. The constant change that the company has doesnt really make you feel secure at times. too many policy changes.

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