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Stressful and under paid, but a valuable experience.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Best Buy full-time (Less than a 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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. Never wanted to quit a job so badly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee discount is amazing and the pay is good

    Cons

    -Managers are rude -Extreme pressure to sell customers things they may not need -Very low morale

    Advice to Management

    Take time to teach new hires what they need to know instead of being snippy and haughty


  2. It's a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learning products and how they connect them to other devices improving quality of life. Some of the people were fun to work with helping making the day fly by.

    Cons

    Constant Scheduling conflicts interfered with school. Even though I was part time I was working full time hours, while others who needed/wanted more time wouldn't get it. I had to constantly give hours away to those who needed it so I could attend my night classes. Even working so many hours I often asked to be given a full time spot since they were giving me 40hrs+ a week. Since I was working for lower wages than others they wouldn't give me the benefits that came with full time.


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