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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

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 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 E-learnings are often silly and use outdated/misguided information.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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Works well with a busy schedule!

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    Current Employee - Project Team in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Team in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible with hours and vacation time, team environment, fun training interactions, great if you are attending school while working

    Cons

    It is a retail job so holidays and weekends are typically spent working, cannot request time off from thanksgiving til after Christmas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency between each general manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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