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Can They Survive

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Current Employee - District Sales Manager
Current Employee - District Sales Manager

Pros

Challenging environment with a fast pace. The relationship with the vendors offers some great perks as an employee and is open to every level of associate. Historically the company has deeply rooted values however it is too early to tell if those will stay alive as they continue to try to positively impact the financials.

Cons

Too much turmoil. The company is constantly reinventing its structure both in the stores and at the corporate level. The lack of structured training beyond e-learnings is almost non existent. The emphasis on creating competent and confident employees that are committed to the company mission is not a focus.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow the plan time to actually work before reacting so quickly and dramatically. The current organization is not fluid and the soul of the company is being compromised. I feel the long term financial impact can be met with a focused balance on cost savings and investments into the stores. You can only save your way to success for so long. I hope this company really thrives in the future but only time will tell.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Best Buy

  1.  

    Was good while it lasted

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    I enjoyed working here, I absolutely loved the discount and liked talking to customers and the like. The employees working there were fun to hang out with and talk to.

    Cons

    Needs more hours for employees. Often didn't have the help we needed to help every customer. Got fired because I didn't sell enough Best Buy credit cards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up the hours for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a job you can retire from

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good employee discount. The benefits are very good as well in terms of health, dental, vision, 401k, vacation, and sick pay. You get to work with a diverse amount of people. You get to see and learn about the latest consumer electronics.

    Cons

    Pay isn't very good with the amount of work and the hours you are expected to do. Lately, job security is a real issue. Many of us in management and supervisor positions just had our jobs eliminated and given a 30 day notice. They are also trimming the amount of full time staff in all stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Might want to look at other ways to cut costs besides the employee labor pool...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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