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A great introduction to selling, if that is your goal.

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Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Appleton, WI
Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Appleton, WI

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Generous discount on certain items, lots of ways to improve product knowledge, and generally good people at your own level to work with.

Cons

Micromanagement by the senior leaders to the point where when you walk in the door you have one of them on you to do something before you even punch in. A focus on sales numbers that put a commissioned based position to shame. Management being so self absorbed to think that they are the most important person. Management pulling you off of a sale to help in a department that isn't your current area.

Advice to Management

Decide what is more important: numbers or employees.

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoy working with a great team who is passionate about technology. Also, the employee discount is very good! They are pretty good about adjusting your schedule or having a consistent schedule from week to week.

    Cons

    Lacking of compensation and lack of moving up in the company. I believe the training could be a bit better, maybe pay for some key certifications.


  2. Terrible pay for amount of pressure placed on lower level employees

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co workers are awesome, discount is AMAZING, and during slow times work is very fun. Great place to gain experience and learn the business of retail. Easy to move up internally if you work hard.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible especially in a small town. Way too much pressure to sell everything with no real bonus or commission.

    Advice to Management

    Let the sellers sell and don't make sales people feel like failures when a sale doesn't go well


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