There are newer employer reviews for Best Buy

 

"Good Work Environment"

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Wheeling, WV
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wheeling, WV

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

Pros

The managers at my store were very understanding and allowed for flexible schedules. They were great about teaching very good selling skills. They also promote from within.

Cons

During the holidays you were expected to give up every aspect of your life and work super long hours. The managers could get too familiar with the employees which made them bad at managing them.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

5775 Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Fun Company until Laid Off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great co-workers, always learn about the newest technology, most customer very eager to learn new things, most employees are excited to work in a technology place, pay is usually great the higher you go

    Cons

    Leadership roles usually requires sacrifices in family time but hey it is retail,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like family.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for more than a 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Best Buy

Worked for Best Buy? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.