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Fun Company until Laid Off

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Best Buy

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

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,

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    Best Buy is like their motto...

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work with some down to earth people, employee discount was great, learned a lot about the technologies sold at best buy, free AC, it's a great company and the paid training is great.

    Cons

    For how much they expect from you, they will continue to ask for more. You get a horrible 45 min lunch with no breaks because they will give you crap for taking one. Even if you have some of the best sales, they will be on your butt about needing to sell more and "work on your low point areas" even though they are the highest in the district. The full time "leads" who aren't real managers, will act like they are the managers and tell you to do the things they are supposed to be doing but are too lazy to do it.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay would help flush some of those tiny annoyances down the drain. Actually have the real managers manage the team, not the full time employee with no training as a manager lead the way. You are losing your smartest employees because of it, the smart ones will leave and all you have left are the ones who are too scared to leave.


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    Like family.

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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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