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High-energy environment, great fit for someone looking for new challenges on a regular basis.

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Former Employee - Corporate Director in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Corporate Director in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Entreprenurial spirit was always in play. The size of the organization made it possible to explore and learn a great deal about other business units, which could often times lead to the next job/role.

Cons

Clear cut decision making was a challenge. Too many leaders throughout the organization had "veto" cards that could sneak up on projects that had been previously approved, or were already underway.

Advice to Management

Pick fewer priorities and invest in them long enough to unlock the value you sought from the start. Make decisions faster.

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    Overall a benevolent employer with high focus on sales volume.

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    Current Employee - Computes and Tablets Sales Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Computes and Tablets Sales Associate in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There's an obvious brand image and customer awareness built from the top and pushed down. They encourage and require training directly related your job responsibilities in addition to many general purpose trainings (ie: hazmats).

    While management tends to be young they appear well trained and professional.

    They know their consumer well and try to deliver high value products and services to them.

    Cons

    They require a large amount of availability with only minimal (8) guaranteed hours- which is often the result.

    The large majority of Sales Associates are 20-somethings and have attitudes and professionalism commiserate with their experience. They often favor quick shortcuts rather than doing the job right.

    A consequence of this youthful culture is a dirty break room where many staff leave lunch left overs on the table for others to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear realistic results and thorough resources to achieve them.

    Almost walked away from this job. Was made to wait 75 minutes on second interview- then had to leave. At rescheduled interview had to wait 45 min and was on the brink of leaving again thinking this an indicator of the professionalism and respect I should expect working there.

  2. Fun jobs, fun people, fun fun fun

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    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Madison, TN
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Madison, TN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At my location, all employees were close and willing to help eachother
    Helped build leadership and character
    Good pay for starting out
    Quarterly pay raises
    Bonuses based on department

    Cons

    All locations aren't as awesome as the first location I worked for.

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