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Best Buy Atlanta Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 451 reviews)

  • PTO when first becoming full time is unbearable low (in 519 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mobile Sales Consultant Fun!"

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    • Senior Management
    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 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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Good employee discount."

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    Current Employee - Merchandising in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Merchandising in Atlanta, GA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employee discount. Lots of opportunities to transfer. Lots of different positions to apply for. You get a first look at new tech.

    Cons

    Hours fluctuate. Warehouse employees get treated poorly. Management does not hold people accountable for their actions weather it be good or bad.

    Advice to Management

    Have control over your employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Everything was great!Except...Read the Cons

    Cons

    Dealing with daily sales goals on days know one was in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Please understand that humans are humans and can't create magical sales numbers with dead customers


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mobile Sales Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun
    Knowledge
    Brand
    Company is good and fun when you have a good team and management that doesn't breathe down your back. If your team is stuck up, loud, not customer friendly then you'll have a bad experience.
    Working with a good team will bring you guys jokes, fun times, and less stress.

    Cons

    Management
    Pay
    Unorganized
    Time Consuming

    Management is always micromanaging all associates. Moving up in the company is all based on politics. If you don't suck up to management then goodluckk getting a full time or supervisor spot. Long days at times but having a good team will make it seem fast paced.
    Some stores are very unorganized since most associates are lazy. Pay is good if you're in school but not good to make a career out of it.

    Advice to Management

    Less Micro Managing
    Respect Associates
    Better Pay


  10. "Stressful and fast pace working environment"

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    Former Employee - Shuttle Driver in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Shuttle Driver in Suwanee, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, decent pay, good reward program

    Cons

    Poor management, long hours,


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