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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.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Very professional, and customer focused environment!

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    Current Employee - Sales Support
    Current Employee - Sales Support

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

    Pros

    If you're a nerd at heart, you will love to work at Best Buy. There's something about working at a company which retails items within your interest which makes working there that much more enjoyable. They enjoyment also reflects well when you're helping your customers!

    Great, friendly, and personable staff, wonderful customer support, and an all around great work environment!

    Cons

    No cons here. I love the company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lexington, KY

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and management.
    Extensive training on all products and technology.

    Cons

    Low pay and terrible scheduling (class schedule that was given notice and said to be honored accordingly)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect employee schedule and pay more given sales associates do not receive commission.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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