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Fun environment, but too much is asked for amount of compensation.

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Signal Hill, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Signal Hill, CA

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

Pros

The people you get to meet/help make the experience worthwhile. If you enjoy helping others, this is a great job for you.

Cons

Management asks too much for little pay.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give proper training to your employees before asking them to assist in another department.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK if you want a career in retail or holiday money

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser, Inventory
    Former Employee - Merchandiser, Inventory

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

    Pros

    Decent hourly wage (depending on store location)
    Fun environment to work in if you like technology, electronics, etc.
    Not too difficult to move up in the company (lots of crappy employees, so the few good ones stand out)

    Cons

    Holidays SUCK! (Black Friday will make you hate people)
    Management (Sups/managers) seem to just push the workload onto the select employees who actually do work, and ignore those who just stand around and talk with each other.
    Not sure how well they will continue to do as a company since so many other places are cheaper. In the past people would come in so they could talk with "educated" employees before making big purchasing decisions (tv's, appliances, etc.) but with the internet research is becoming easier to do on your own, so less of a need for sales people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't shove all the work on the few employees who actually accomplish stuff. Why should I bust my but for the same hourly wage other people are making who are standing around talking and never engaging customers or doing anything productive?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Worst place to work, they don't care about anything but profit

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    Current Employee - Home Business Group Lead in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Home Business Group Lead in Appleton, WI

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discount that is decent. And The employees can be nice.

    Cons

    Politics and popularity dictate reviews, promotions, and pay raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team is pathetic at best, they need to follow the rules all the time not as they choose. Low moral fiber as well as a need to always lie.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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