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Best Buy Anchorage Reviews

Updated December 29, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is difficult to perfect (in 468 reviews)

  • Is hard to get hired on full time (in 540 reviews)

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  1. "Working at Best Buy is awesome"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sale Consultant in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Sale Consultant in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great. Awesome training program. Working at bby will keep you current on the latest consumer tech. Plus having benefits never hurts, store, healt, vision, etc.

    Cons

    Depending what section that you work in, or how much product knowledge that you have. There is the chance your day is full of running all over the store. Oh a 30min luch comes with being apart of the Best Buy team.

    Advice to Management

    Make lunch an hour, 30 minutes isn't enough time to do anything.


  2. "Inventory Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Hours are flexibility, so many learning opportunities no matter what part of the company you work, it was pretty easy to get hired on especially during holiday seasoning.

    Cons

    The management can be very unprofessional (atleast in my store). A lot of "Do as I say, not as I do". If you aren't sales floor or geek squad, well you may want to consider a second part time job or maybe look for another job if you have bills to pay. Not a lot of room to promote and you will find yourself doing jobs you didn't recall applying for sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional

  3. "Best Buy anchorage review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has a couple of pros such as good paying, well staff, and they make it decently easy to hold more then one position within there company.

    Cons

    Some of this company worst flaw is management they can’t every seem to get thing correct and they are consantly walking around not doing much at all at least from my experience.


  4. "Great work, less than great hours"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Representative in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Mobile Representative in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continuous people interaction, develop excellent selling skills

    Cons

    Not enough hours, too many bosses

    Advice to Management

    No more favoritism


  5. "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great discount and vendor accommodations. Most of coworkers were fun to be with. Learning was easy and pretty straightforward that's about it.

    Cons

    Hard to advance unless you suck up a lot. Little pay for the amount of work and not enough respect. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees and they'll care about the jobs


  6. "Great starter job in sales supervision"

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, in a busy environment

    Cons

    Required to work long hours over the holidays, no regular schedule


  7. "Inventory Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Discount on some items, Job is not hard or complicated

    Cons

    Clearly a separation between Sales team and Warehouse team, like most jobs. Best buy does not offer hours. they try to keep you on part time as much as possible. even seasoned workers that have worked here for years, still don't get 40hrs a week.

    Advice to Management

    Have steady full time workers, not a bunch of jumbled part timers.

  8. "Management is going in the wrong direction"

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    Former Employee - Computer and Tablet Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Computer and Tablet Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perfect if you enjoy being over worked and under paid plus you will get along great with the management if you are a grade A but kisser

    Cons

    low pay, lack luster training, management does not lead by example (do as I say, not as I do) and you are expected to train yourself in other departments on your own time with no compensation.


  9. "Best Buy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and fast pace job

    Cons

    none it does get really busy though

    Advice to Management

    make it fun


  10. "Great Company, Bad Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobile Electronics Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Mobile Electronics Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great employee discount on most items
    Continuous employee training
    Plenty of sales experience

    Cons

    Management can be harsh for no reason when small mistakes are made when dealing with customers.
    Management acts like they are god. Does not do a good job of managing by walking around

    Advice to Management

    Get on the sales floor more often and see first hand what it going on in the store, rather than only creeping out from the back of the store when something goes wrong.


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