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Updated December 26, 2017
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  • Work life balance but its retail (in 458 reviews)

  • Post holidays not many hours available for non-full time employees (in 526 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing environment, we are all family

    Cons

    Don’t see any everything is pretty good

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the great job


  2. "Loved my job, but closed 3 stores"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager MOBILE in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager MOBILE in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the atmosphere, training, culture, and PAY!

    Great severance packages if they reorganize or close your store.

    Cons

    Worked in 5 Mobile stores throughout my career. Worked my way up into Dual Store Manager. They closed 2 stores while I was a GM on me. Severance Package was incredible. Moved back home and the only available position was Assistant Mobile Manger. Closed that store on me too. Over not wanting to fight to renew the lease. Very frustrating. Severance isn't as good as an hourly employee.

    Advice to Management

    Be profitable. If you take over a new store givr yourself 6 months to make it so if it isn't. Even still your position/store may be eliminated.

  3. "Great company with lots of learning experiences"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Growth opportunities
    Employee discount

    Cons

    Narrowed minded middle management
    Total comp.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and some of the people to work with. Getting hands on experience with all technology. Great discounts on lots of nice things

    Cons

    Open on thanksgiving management works long hours dont get a lot of time with family. Vacation time goes away can’t bank it or sell it back

    Advice to Management

    Make sure when u say we take care of our teams that it means management too because some of us get treated unfairly by higher management.


  5. "Don't have a family!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cool tech, always great colleagues in the crowd, really nice employee discount

    Cons

    50+ hours mandatory for salaried position, expect to work nearly every weekend and holiday, very few managers in the store

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better work/life balance for managers


  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Buy really cares for their employees and their experience. They are always willing to accommodate for needs of life. They also pay very well for the industry. Overall great culture and experience

    Cons

    Retail hours but that’s part of the job.


  7. "Love Best Buy!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Eau Claire, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    No other place out there where you get to work with the coolest technology. The people are awesome and opportunities to advance are endless. Best Buy rewards people who work hard and they care about their employees!

    Cons

    Any retail job is not going to have 9-5 hours.

  8. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Discount, Team Mates, 401k, Tuition Assistance

    Cons

    Erratic Management, Nepotism, Reactionary Local Leadership, No work life balance, No respect for hourly employees.


  9. "Used to care about their employees"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Valdosta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Valdosta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great employee discount, development if you ask for it.

    Cons

    You are just a number to them, your numbers and performance are all that matters to them. They do not take employee harassment complaints seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Care about the employees as more than just an employee, it will get you a lot further in terms of performance.


  10. "ASM Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Contractor - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great growth potential, bonus structure, training oppurtunities, development an direction

    Cons

    Lot of hours but what good job isnt

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing the direction and feedback for development