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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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    Awesome Place, great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Trainer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Trainer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Huge company, with tons of places to grow, and expand your skill set.

    Cons

    Working nights, and holidays. Very demanding knowledge of technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Having fun while being the best!

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    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    salary product leadership development travel

    Cons

    Senior managers, change, product lifecycle, vendor relationships, communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hold on to your top performers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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