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Roller coaster of policy, management, and sales style expectations.

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Former Employee - Hime Theater Sales in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Hime Theater Sales in Chicago, IL

I worked at Best Buy part-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good people, they tend to take care if people who have been around a long time.

Cons

Everything changes just as you learn it, the constant e-learnings and extra work outside of primary job role can be annoying, sales incentives are reward zone points via a incentive program - you get taxed on them at a ridiculous rate that makes it almost not worth it.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Roller Coaster ride

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great discounts, flexible scheduling, diverse and friendly employee environment; having worked for three stores each one had its own distinct feel. Adequate training if employee takes advantage of opportunities. Great way to learn and explore the different avenues of working retail.

    Cons

    Favoritism runs rampant (worked for 3 different stores), Company management structure changes seemingly every year at this point with less leadership positions, carrying over hefty job responsibilities to remaining leadership without giving increased compensation for additional responsibility. High pressure sales and unrealistic sales expectations that does not match well with starting pay. The amount of pressure put on employees to perform well with no commission is laughable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to line level employee advice/feedback that is given to leadership. Implement a fair bonus structure for line level employees to compensate for the high pressure sales environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    good but could be better

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    Former Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Vacaville, CA
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Vacaville, CA

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the good things about best buy to me were the discount along with co-workers made it bearable. team playing attitude a plus.

    Cons

    my only issue with the company was that trying to show management,even at store level, if you saw a trend in anything that wasn't what regional said you were automatically wrong (i.e corporate said to push sales of x when it hasn't moved like it used to because y has come onto the market)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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