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no room for advancement.

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Former Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent
Former Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent

I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Decent discount, that's pretty much it. Paid training can be a pro if you have to drive. They reimburse you for the gas. You get pretty close to the people you work with which is great, until they start eliminating jobs left and right and they people you are left with are morons.

Cons

Managers are less knowledgeable than the associates in all areas 80% of the time.If you have a family forget about spending any real time with them. I worked at my store for several years and cant think of a time when they were sympathetic to anyone. (new baby, death in families, sick children) No matter what it is, they want to make sure there is coverage.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Close the store.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Not a good job to take while in school (High School or College)

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Hilliard, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Hilliard, OH

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent employee discount. Job is not too demanding.

    Cons

    Unwilling to work around schedule. Too harsh of discipline for not selling protection plans. Other managers in the store will not care to learn your name unless you suck up to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to understand that if you hire young employees they often have other things they are doing, don't get mad when we give you our available times and schedule us for those times anyways

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Non-commissioned based?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    I love my coworkers and the discount.

    Cons

    Management is very unstructured and uncaring. Needs more hours for employees. Even though I was told this was not a commission based job.. We were often forced to shove high end products down a customers throat even if they couldn't afford it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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