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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 431 reviews)

  • I wish I could have been a full time employee (in 501 reviews)

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  1. "I Love Best Buy!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad CIA Agent in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Geek Squad CIA Agent in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, effective coaching, very clearly set goals, lots of opportunity for advancement in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area near the corporate offices, awesome discount, job can be a lot of fun!

    Cons

    Sometimes sales numbers can be hard to attain, some of the virtual learning courses are a little tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the awesome work,


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to work but not as competitively compensated"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, free parking, lots of exposure to technology, and large clean building. People are generally very nice. Great PTO, starting analysts get as much as 23 days PTO and work-life balance is very nice. No need to stay late or work weekends like Amazon or other work-to-the-bone environments

    Cons

    Pay is not as competitive as other fortune 500 retailers. This lack of pay is the primary reason I heard of for people to want to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Work environment and people are amazing but utilizing pay incentives quickly becomes necessary if you want to retain top talent.

  3. "Great culture!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people make the company a great place to work!

    Cons

    Last minute deadlines and projects can be stressful (yet exciting).


  4. "IT Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    As the IT organization is very large, there is great opportunity to learn about any facet from Operations, Architecture, Processes, to InfoSec.

    Cons

    You are there to work and are replaceable. If you want to learn something it will be on your own time. Everything also comes down to the costs - short term decisions may be made if they cost less than a better long term solution.


  5. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee Disocount is kind of good

    Cons

    No Commission when you doing sale for them.


  6. "Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Leader in the Industry and Discount

    Cons

    Lack of long term direction

    Advice to Management

    Find more innovation


  7. "Too big of a company for my taste"

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    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Well structured and organized. The company has gone to great lengths to insure that their employees have been properly trained to perform their duties.

    Cons

    There is very little encouragement or incentive to voice your suggestions on how functions can be improved or streamlined. I felt like a very small cog in a very large machine.

    Advice to Management

    Work on seeking input from all team members, regardless of their position within the company or how long they've been employed. Sometimes the best ideas come from those that you least expect it from.

  8. "You are replaceable"

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best co-workers you will ever have
    Playing with cool new toys

    Cons

    Good luck furthering your career
    Management is hit and miss


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Long hours and not enough pay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The other workers, the free polo. Selling Black Tie protection.

    Cons

    Hours. Declining market share. Customers. Management


  10. "Not Happy!!!!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company, great location but they have to many departments.

    Cons

    To many lay offs... Not happy with the company

    Advice to Management

    Need better leaders in the company, to top heavy...


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