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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations(in 1863 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable(in 314 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hours are long and tough to manage work life balance(in 502 reviews)

  • "New full-time employees PTO hours are extremely small(in 563 reviews)

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  1. "Laid back"

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    Former Employee - Clerical Warehouse Worker in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Laid back fun environment Loved working here

    Cons

    not know when you are getting off

  2. "Sales sup"

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    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to impact business and coach associates. Giving them skills that can benefit them now in the work place as well as later on in life

    Cons

    Mediocre work life balance do to long work days and holidays

  3. "Decent Company"

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    Former Employee - Technician/Sales in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employee Discount, fun place to work and learn.

    Cons

    It's retail only negative is that working in retail has its obstacles.

  4. "Geek Squad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great Discounts, Great Employees, awesome tech ,

    Cons

    Management, management, management, management, management

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees with respect

  5. "Inept"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Quick hiring process. That's about it.

    Cons

    No real interview process. A lot of confusion in the office regarding who is doing what. Staff members were leaving left and right. When asked for your primary contact, you're told he no longer works there.

    Advice to Management

    Take a lesson from Kelly Services, Appleone or even Manpower.

  6. "Harassment, Disappointment, and No Recognition for Performance"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can get this job very easily if you are looking for part time work.

    Cons

    Getting 40 hours a week of work outside of the holiday season is nearly impossible and will never work with other employers to allow you to even survive. Management can do just about anything or say just about anything to employees and even if they report directly to HR managers don't even have to apologize. I had a manager yell at me for not making Best Buy "the kind of money" he was. There is never a chance for...

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    Advice to Management

    Please realize we are also human beings trying to pay our bills, trying to survive, and we have to learn to get along with each other. We also can't live in a constant state of worry of losing our job or as you people do "get 0.0 hours if we don't meet performance goals". I made Best Buy more money than you even paid me just off of credit card applications and instead of being recognized by Best Buy you consistently cut...

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  7. "good place for working"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    friendly environment,easy job,get to know new technology

    Cons

    I just start to work and i haven't seen any thing negative.

  8. "Fun place to work."

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    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Always something to do and learn about. Get the opportunity to teach others to grow knowledge on the business as well as how to present value in a product a customer is needing.

    Cons

    If you are not kissing up to someone don't expect to get w promotion. Best abut is no longer a company that if you work hard your going to get a chance in achieving higher positions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about your supervisors when looking to promote someone.

  9. "Typical Retail"

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    Current Employee - Geek Squad Home Theater Installer in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good discount. Cool things to sell and demo.

    Cons

    It's retail. Crazy hours. Angry customers. Miscommunication amongst team members and management about sales and installations.

    Advice to Management

    Don't over promise the customer.

  10. "Not amazing but not dreadful either."

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Alpharetta, GA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    -Decent pay for entry-level electronic sales without prior experience. -Management seemed competent and fairly active in-store. -Many of my fellow coworkers were friendly and approachable -Not as much selling pressure as you might expect -Praise is given when needed to motivate employees who are working hard; get the feeling that upward mobility may be better than in other retail environments -Since the computer...

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    Cons

    -Very few hours for part-timers--get another job if you expect to pay your rent. -Sales floor was never very organized--took forever to find out where the keys where for the cages when you were trying to close a sale. -Can get stressful when it's busy and understaffed -Closing-shift employees usually end up staying an hour or more after closing time -There will be coworkers who don't seem to do as much but have more...

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    Advice to Management

    Management did pretty well from what I could tell, but I was also in an optimal area in the store (computers). I do remember cashiers complaining more about the work environment--they get paid less, don't move around much, have to push the BB credit card thing, etc. Maybe give other employees besides computers and TV associates more incentives... Even if you plan on getting rid of them, teach the seasonals how to operate...

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