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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a business where a positive attitude takes you a long way.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Marysville, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Marysville, WA

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I like the environment that this retail store has. You have a team to work with and generally you rely on each other too much to not get along. The employee discount is really great. You have the ability to learn some great skills at customer service which can take you very far on your next job search. You learn a lot about products and how to sell; they will send you to sales induction if you're on the sales floor. Schedules and hours are pretty flexible for people who need something not permanent or as a in-the-meantime kind of job.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best. Make sure you fight for a good starting wage, because annual pay raises never go above 50 cents for hourly employees. Most jobs are going to be part time and getting full time is a struggle because internal employees will usually vie and receive them first. Getting promoted happens only when you are outstanding as a person, are liked by all your managers, or have so much schooling it would be idiotic not to promote you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your have previous managerial experience of any kind; best buy will probably hire you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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