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Fast-Paced Retail Enviroment.

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Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant
Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great discount available for employees (5% above cost = about 50% off most things) Perfect for tech lovers or people who enjoy retail, BBY is a very relaxed corporation

Cons

As with most retail... the hours suck. Say goodbye to your nights and weekends!

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    My experience has been extremely frustrating due to favoritism and nepotism

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    Current Employee - Technology Education Agent in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Employee - Technology Education Agent in Cranberry Twp, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great reason to work at Best Buy, the technology. All of the new technology is right at your fingers. Also, vendors have lots of tips, tricks, and prizes you can earn by completing training tests and meeting sales goals. The discount on big ticket items doesn't hit, either.

    Cons

    The downside of working at Best Buy, management does not understand how to manage people. They look at numbers and manage in that manner. Also, there is little to no training for employees. The company expects new employees to learn everything there is to know by sitting them in front of a computer for a week. On top of those issues, favoritism and nepotism his become a huge issue. Managers play favorites and give raises, promotions based on who has done the most for them personally or who is their pal. Nepotism has caused people to leave the company. Cousins of General Managers have been given undeserved promotions over veterans, proven, deserving employees because they're family. The General Manager then expects the promoted cousin to be trained by the person who wasn't chosen for the position. I have seen this at multiple locations.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot treat your employees as one, monolithic group. Everyone is an individual who responds to coaching, training in different ways. The more respect you give to your employees, the better they will perform and the happier they will be.


  2. Helpful (1)

    just say no!

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    Current Employee - Full Time Sales in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Full Time Sales in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    it was good to work for 6 years ago. the company really cared about the employee and wanted you to be successful. You get to play with electronics all day.

    Cons

    Customers are bad - want discounts on everything and are very fast to get mad if you cant answer one question out of the million they had and get mad if something is out of stock. managers - hide in the office all day until district comes around. will throw you under the bus in a heart beat. treat you like a commissioned sales person and pay you $10 an hour. promotions - only if you are a good looking female or you are friends with a manager. I have seen people with masters in business not even get a fulltime spot so education does not matter with this company. Also if you are over 40 forget about getting promoted. The company - changes things every week and will test you on it without giving you training. They need to make up their mind on what type of company they want to be. customer service - if you spend over $500 forget about a return even if its one day outside return policy. They will fight you until you give up. work / life - NONE

    Advice to Management

    get out of the office and do your job!


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