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Sales Associate / Specialist

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Former Employee - Sales Associate/Specialist in San Rafael, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate/Specialist in San Rafael, CA

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

Pros

Good team dynamics with co-workers

Cons

not very flexible when requesting time off, even when giving on month notice.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more flexible and work with employees to meet their needs. This will decrease turn over

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Stressful and under paid, but a valuable experience.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule- perfect for a student or transitional job. Management will work with your schedule.

    Experience- The Bestbuy brand is well respected and what employees experience here will help them with any future jobs

    Cons

    Poor pay- The pay is kept low because of the "Short Term Incentive" which is a department based monthly team bonus, that is paid out in accordance with hours worked in that month. It is also low and very difficult to attain due to high profit margin standards.

    Non Commission based wage, but a commission based environment- Supervisor are the worst perpetrators of this, the company prides itself on non commission employees, but treat their employees as if they are commissioned. They will push an up sale even if its not beneficial to the consumers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what its like on the sales floor and place attainable goals on your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Competitive pay, subjective work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They offer competitive pay and [limited time] stock options. The discount is pretty good when if comes to off brand products. It can be fun with the people you work with but deep down inside each department hates one another unless you got a friend there to help.

    Cons

    Management is juvenile. Favortism like no other. Plan of operations changes a lot due to competition and to restructure the company overall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up. I know its retail but thats no excuse not to act professionally to your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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