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Like family.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist
Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist

I have been working at Best Buy part-time (more than an year)

Pros

If you're working at the right location, your coworkers will be your family. My GM is one of the most genuine people I've ever met; he treats everyone equally and does absolutely everything that he can to make sure that we are all comfortable and happy in our jobs. He makes an effort to get to know every one of us.
There are many opportunities for moving up. Not only that, but the managers pay attention to your strengths and weaknesses. They will recommend transferring you to another area of the store if your current position isn't working out for you.
Starting pay is higher than most other retail areas.
The opportunity to learn is exceptional here. The e-learnings can be dull, but the actual hands-on information is priceless.
Employee discount: awesome.

Cons

Corporate is a joke. They're glorified paper-pushers. They have no idea what's actually happening in store and try to implement absolutely ridiculous goals that no one can reach, then expect the managers to punish their employees for not meeting those goals. It can be very tense for this reason. Sales structure has the expectations of a commission-based company minus the actual commission. Turnover rates are skyrocketing because of this. Losing a lot of amazing upper management due to budget cuts. E-learnings are often silly and use outdated/misguided information.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Empathize with your employees when times are tough, especially your sales team. You're not the only ones going home stressed out.

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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Greeley, CO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life, managers care about you, Professional

    Cons

    hours are low, specially if its a slow month

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Mobile Wireless Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Mobile Wireless Sales Consultant

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good hours, management really worked with me around my hours and school schedule

    Cons

    Very very sales driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't stress your employees out so bad. At the end of the day, we are there to help the customers. Not harass them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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