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Best Buy Overview

www.bestbuy.com
Richfield, MN
10000+ employees
1966
Company - Public (BBY)
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Best Buy is a leading provider of technology products, services and solutions. The company offers expert service at an unbeatable price more than 1.5 billion times a year to the consumers, small business owners and educators who visit our stores, engage with Geek Squad Agents or ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#77), 2014 (#49)

Best Places to Work: 2010 (#45), 2009 (#46)

Company Updates

  • Best Buy is a proud partner of Achieve Minneapolis, a nonprofit that runs career & college readiness programs with the Minneapolis Public Schools. Together we are changing the lives of students across the metro. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQdyj

    AchieveMpls

    As the strategic nonprofit partner of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), our shared goal is every student career and college ready. We mobilize community volunteers, employers, funders and partners to ensure that all students graduate with the tools, support and confidence they need to achieve their dreams.

  • Renew Blue: Check. Next Step: Best Buy 2020. Read more about our company strategy going forward. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQPb9

    Best Buy moves from Renew Blue turnaround to growth phase

    It was November 2012, and Hubert Joly was barely two months into his tenure as Best Buy's CEO. The company's stock had sunk to below $15, a 10-year low, as sales were plummeting. Its founder was putting together a bid to take the company private again.

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Best Buy – Why Work For Us?


Energetic teams. Fun atmosphere. Exciting Opportunities. That’s what you’ll find at Best Buy.

Care to join us? You can feel the energy here. And we’re not talking about the hum of electronics (there’s that, too). We’re talking about people.
 
Best Buy employees are friendly, enthusiastic and willing to help you succeed. Sure, we’re a big company — the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer — but that doesn’t stop us from having fun while doing what we love: bringing technology into people’s lives in meaningful ways.

Energetic teams. Fun atmosphere. Exciting opportunities.

That’s what you’ll find at Best Buy. Care to join us?

You can feel the energy here. And we’re not talking about the hum of electronics (there’s that, too). We’re talking about people.

Best Buy employees are friendly, enthusiastic and willing to help you succeed. Sure, we’re a big company — the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer — but that doesn’t stop us from having fun while doing what we love: bringing technology into people’s lives in meaningful ways.

When you join our team, we consider you part of our Best Buy family. And what you do here every day will support our goal to make people’s lives better, easier and more enjoyable through the great products we sell.

So if you’d like using your talents to help improve people’s lives, bring it! We’d love to have your energy here.

VALUES

Everything that Best Buy is now – and strives to become – ultimately ties back to our core values as a company.

UNLEASH THE POWER OF OUR PEOPLE

LEARN FROM CHALLENGE AND CHANGE

SHOW RESPECT, HUMILITY AND INTEGRITY

HAVE FUN WHILE BEING THE BEST

Employees come and go.  Business strategies morph over time.  The world around us is in constant turmoil.  But Best Buy’s values as a company will never change.

You can be yourself here.

At Best Buy, we value everyone’s talents, life experiences, beliefs and backgrounds. So you can relax and be yourself.

Part of the reason we’re so good at creating incredible experiences for our diverse customers is because of our diverse culture. And we love it that way.

Join our team and you’ll find yourself in a place that embraces, celebrates and leverages the rich dimensions of every person — that means YOU!

Best Buy Reviews

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

    Pros

    Great development if you work with your leaders on it.

    Inside and outside training available.

    Really care about their employees.

    Some of the best benefits in the industry from healthcare to financial advisors to family planning.

    Corporate is very hands on in developing the company in a great way based on customer service.

    Holiday pay is great.

    Non commissioned in most sales positions but great bonuses if you hit goals.

    Cons

    Every store runs quite a bit differently, management per store really controls how the store feels and operates.

    PTO when first becoming full time is unbearable low.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need a way to better understand how they are impacting he company and that what they are doing is actually helping the company progress. Employees seem to lose motivation due to not understanding the growth of the company.

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Best Buy Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview

    Question and answer process, spoke with general manager. Was asked about how I am interedsted, etc. After Interview was conducted, contacted for a drug test. Pretty average interview process, nothing too special.

    Interview Questions

    • How you deal with customers, some product knowledge, what you know about the company so far.   1 Answer
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Best Buy Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2017
  • Energy Star Certified, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2017
  • Gold Tier Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2016
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2016
  • FTSE4Good Index, FTSE4Good, 2016
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