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Kiss work / life balance goodbye

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager
Former Employee - Assistant Manager

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

Pros

Fun employees, fast paced environment, cool products

Cons

Store leadership is micro managed by district staff. Long hours and then you still end up doing more work at home. Store are consistently understaffed due to payroll restraints. This leads to frustrated customers all the time everyday.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop micro managing and creating distractions from the things you actually want your management team to accomplish. Let your store managers run the store. Respect peoples need for work / life balance. Many other companies have found a way to schedule for the needs of the business without devaluing peoples family time.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Best Buy is a great last choice

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    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Department Supervisor in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay and bonus structure if it is stii the same as it was in 2009.

    Cons

    Moved away from being the great customer centric retailer that it was for many years. As a supervisor expect to work countless hours off the clock if you want to be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back customer centric focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad, not good

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    -The company and coworkers have a lot of energy
    -The products are fun
    -the employee discount is generous
    -scheduling tended to be very flexible and willing to work with your schedule, even if it changed week to week. (My coworker was on a hockey team and gave our supervisor his practice and game schedule and our supervisor was totally willing to look at that every week and schedule around it)

    Cons

    -no bonuses or commissions of any kind
    -the quality of the work environment is INCREDIBLY dependent on the store General Manager, I worked for 4, so I REALLY got to see how much a manager affects the climate of the store.
    -Sometimes they lose sight of workers as individuals...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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