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Best Buy Atlanta Reviews

Updated March 25, 2018
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Mobile Sales Consultant Fun!"

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with technology,
    Team Environment,
    Friendly Customers

    Cons

    Lofty Expectations
    Managment depending on the store


  2. "GREAT"

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

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

    Pros

    Good discounts, flexible, good bonus

    Cons

    Sales driven and stressful on holiday seasons

    Advice to Management

    Management is great

  3. "Fun Times"

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    Former Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -fun atmosphere
    - great training
    - diverse clientele
    - challenging situations to problem solve

    Cons

    -benefits could be better and given to part-time as well
    -more opportunities to receive competitive pay
    - difficult to grow at times unless interested in leadership

    Advice to Management

    Probe to find what drives your employees and partner with them to help them grow either within or outside of the company.


  4. "Check out customers, Process returns, clean work station"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty decent better then minimum wage. Works well with school schedule and bonuses

    Cons

    Favoritism is heavy, policy’s are non existent because the focus point is making the customers happy, managers are sneaky and untrustworthy. Moving up is based on personal levels to an instance.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on managing the correct way for a team instead for certain individuals. Also be more open and accepting to criticism


  5. "VERY HEAVY ON CREDIT CARD SALES, EVEN TO THE POINT OF SCAMMING CUSTOMERS!"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Average retail experience, very good for college students who are there to make a quick paycheck.

    Cons

    Due to a contract made with Citibank, Best Buy will be forced to pay a penalty if not enough credit cards are signed for. While this may depend on location, sales people who lie about what the credit card offers are not a rare sight due to the favoritism that managers who profit off a good signup rate will show to them. I personally could barely stomach it so I left and reported those corrupt salespeople to CFPB.

    Advice to Management

    Drop the aggressive tactics in order to sign more credit cards/walk away from the contract entirely, though due to those morally bankrupt sales guys, it's too profitable to do so.


  6. "Current review"

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    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent discount, vendor incentives and discount.

    Cons

    You do not get paid your worth


  7. "Great Benefits, but little room for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Hiram, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Hiram, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Employee discount. Engaging experience throughout most every shift in a close team environment. Great training on product selling. Fun environment.

    Cons

    Difficult customers. Pushy management on selling Best Buy Credit Cards, And with very little to none incentive to do so. Difficult to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more of an incentive to sell branded payments.

  8. "Bittersweet"

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    Former Employee - Lifestyle Specialist in Snellville, GA
    Former Employee - Lifestyle Specialist in Snellville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting culture, great tech experiences,

    Cons

    sketchy upper management and too many lay-offs which made me unsure about whether or not to progress in the company or not. Hard to get raises and move up. Management and training says to "have fun while being the best" but alas, they are just another company where the money matters more than the employee

    Advice to Management

    Stop being sketchy.


  9. "It pays the bills but..."

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    Former Employee - Verizon Sales Representative in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Verizon Sales Representative in Duluth, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Great Pay!

    Cons

    Favoritism is always an issue. Management is constantly yelling at associates of sales haven’t been met. No holidays off except Easter and Christmas


  10. "I currently have a good experience working here."

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discounts are the best reason to work here. Most people there are fun to work with. Management is understanding and fair.

    Cons

    Co-worker availability is usually poor. You sometimes find yourself alone in your department, so working under pressure is very common.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule workers better and hire people who have better availability.


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