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Best Buy Akron Reviews

Updated August 31, 2017
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 446 reviews)

  • I wish I could have been a full time employee (in 509 reviews)

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  1. "Full time sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with almost always something to keep you busy.

    Cons

    You are not guaranteed a bonus every month even if you are and exceptionally good salesperson.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees about what ideas they might have to improve sales from my experience they tend to work fairly well.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Inventory Spec"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits (401K for PT), schedule flexibility, management, easy to relocate.

    Cons

    Moving up within the company is somewhat difficult, many stores will bring in external employees to fill a spot at home store.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very unprofessional managers who don't keep promises"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun co-workers, great discounts, reasonable customers, competitive sales, good sales experience, overall good atmosphere and place to work at.

    Cons

    Managers will decide not to schedule you for months at a time without any reason or notice, despite promising at least 20 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the promises you make when you hire


  4. "Good Company great atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent for what you do. Fun atmosphere with good people. Management is usually really cool. Flexible on schedules.

    Cons

    Shove sales and credit cards down your throat. Some customers are rude. Work just about every holiday.

    Advice to Management

    Management is usually really cool and nice to be around. They make sure your comfortable and trained most of the time.


  5. "It was cool."

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    Former Employee - Project Team in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Project Team in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent wage, coworkers are usually cool, they don't mind tattoos.

    Cons

    Demoralizing management, power tripping management, nobody knows what they're doing, massive disconnect between corporate wants and store needs.


  6. Helpful (64)

    "Best Job I've Ever Had"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have an amazing team that worked with me every step of the way! The manager hired really great people. During the holidays I received a large pay check! Best Buy's employee discount is great.

    Cons

    The demographic I work in is very difficult to work with. Customers are deciding between buying food or a cell phone. It is hard to make the sale with them. They are usually "just looking" or only come during sales.

    Advice to Management

    Please understand how hard it is to sell to people who do not have money. Turning a "just looking" customer into a big sale is hard.


  7. "Good Employer"

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    Former Employee - Appliance Transaction Specialist in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Appliance Transaction Specialist in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, Get to sell a lot of cool products, I had a great group of co-workers

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility, Management can be unhelpful at times, Long hours especially during holidays

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with employees, always be mindful of different selling tactics

  8. "Good for in school, Bad for out."

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    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The DISCOUNT. Helps out in a lot of ways with students being in school. Pay is also above minimum right when you get hired in. Co-workers are usually the same age so also fun to work with them.

    Cons

    They tax your paycheck on everything most people just don't notice. Management sometimes does unethical things to take care of their friends and selves. Not compensated for hard work. Will move up other co-workers over qualified workers to positions they aren't qualified for just because they are close friends or relatives. Full-time experience experts work long mid-day shift and don't get much compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and recognize people when they are working hard to succeed.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Inventory"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Typical retail, expect to know everything and be able to sell anything.

    Cons

    I worked warehouse and i know more about computers then most of that department and even geek squad came to me for computer help. Too much favoritism. Don't expect to move unless your friends with management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites and stop promoting people to management who's only qualifying characteristic seems to be arrogance.


  10. "I have an amazing boss and work with a great team."

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    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have an amazing boss and work with a great team. My boss hires the best people to work with. My boss gave me a chance while hiring seasonal employees and afterwards he kept me on the team. I received a raise withing less that 6 months working there. If there is an issue they deal with it right away.

    Cons

    They expect a lot of big sales but with the customer base where I am located, they are deciding between buying our products or buying a meal.. so it is hard to push sales.

    Advice to Management

    Please understand that with a lower class customer base it is very difficult to make every single customer count.


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