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Best Buy Atlanta Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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  • "Work-life balance is difficult to perfect" (in 478 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Smyrna, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Smyrna, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits, competitive pay, diverse employees, great discount, fun atmosphere, etc.

    Cons

    There are really no cons depending on the store you work at. It depends on store leadership and some stores suffer from poor management.


  2. "Decent Company"

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

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (Less 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.

  3. "A lot of work and a lot of meetings"

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    Current Employee - Smart Home Pro in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Smart Home Pro in Roswell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool environment, people and products

    Cons

    Management always wants more. Never satisfied

    Advice to Management

    Less BS meetings


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sexist company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    None at all sorry to say

    Cons

    Low pay sexist poor management

    Advice to Management

    Pay your females the way you do your males


  5. "Sales associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Great way to get to see the latest and greatest technology. Get to work with others with similar interest. Managment pushes you to do your best work without pressuring you too much. Discount can be really nice as well.

    Cons

    I have no complaints besides only one yr=early performance to receive a raise.

    Advice to Management

    My management was great and have no advice.


  6. "Know What You Sign Up For"

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

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

    Pros

    I can't speak for all locations because each one is different. Since I have left, a lot of the management that was staffed there during my employment has been terminated and fully re-equipped. It's a decent gig to have between jobs or if you're a college student. If you're a full-time employee and furthering your education, they do tuition assistance programs. And based upon the staffing at your location, managers may be pretty cool. Occasionally you may meet a few celebrities and athletes as well. Would I go back to Best Buy? Only if need be and I would choose another location.

    Cons

    Aside from it being one of the largest stores in the district, there were approximately 5 different General Managers in just my short term of a little less than a year of employment. The location I worked for had a high employee turnover ratio, constant change, pressure to sell Geek Squad Protection plans and credit card applications to each and every customer, short-staffed, and constant pressure to work more way more hours than scheduled or to push become full-time with no raise.

    And the work/life balance is terrible. Beware, holidays and weekends are a given because it is a retail job, so don't accept the offer if you are a traditional Monday-Friday 9-5 person. Not to mention I lost a sibling who served for the Armed Forces 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. Due to the matter, I had to go out of town. Although I had notified my department manager of my loss, I was called to show up to work the day after. Furthermore, 3 days into my bereavement leave, not only was I scheduled for Black Friday shifts but also asked when did I plan on coming back. Lack of communication, privacy and no respect for military families.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen and communicate with your employees. Instead of spending tons of computer-based training, train managers how to be humans and not robots. Retail is the art of marketing, not becoming a nuisance to consumers. No one wants to shop and being constantly harassed to purchase something knowing it's a want and not a need.


  7. "Good place to work at."

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    Current Employee - Sony Experience Expert in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sony Experience Expert in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Discounts Benefits, Cool people around
    Fun place to work while going to school.

    Cons

    Management can be really bad at some stores.
    Growing in the company is hard.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job when selecting supervisors and managers.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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