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Best Buy Boston Reviews

Updated August 4, 2017
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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 500 reviews)

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  1. "general review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Manager Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Front End Manager Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great place for growing up. If you are a hard worker then you can jump to next level and grow faster in this company. Every year they have a contest between all stores. If you win you can go to a trip and they pay for everything for you. They care about employees.

    Cons

    Insurance and benefits can be better.

    Advice to Management

    Fire lazy employee then you can grow faster.


  2. "fun but low pay for reps"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun environment good place to start

    Cons

    low pay and long hours

  3. "Exciting and always evolving"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great career potential if you stay focused and navigate the roles the right way. The company invites employees to share their perspective to drive the culture forward.

    Cons

    Work life balance was tough especially on the family. At times unable to disconnect. Leadership often over generalized focuses creating a cloudy understanding of what is truly expected role to role.

    Advice to Management

    Specialize roles, focus on keeping your brand and your people at the center of all that you do. This will greatly improve standards and the ability to retain good talent. Be careful not to over manage on KPI's as behaviors were seldom observed before having comversations.


  4. "Best Buy/Geek Squad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager, Supervisor Roles Prior in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Store Manager, Supervisor Roles Prior in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Meeting people, variety in work scheduling(good for students)

    Cons

    sub par pay for technical positions. tech positions are 90% sales, very little actual hands on work

    Advice to Management

    pray amazon buys you so you may get a severance when the doors finally close on your showroom for savvy internet buyers. the internet has made the big box irrelevant


  5. "A job is a job I suppose"

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    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent employee discount.
    - They send you to sales training which is a great skill for the future.
    - A lot of coworkers means typically a good chance of making good friends.

    Cons

    - Customers depending on the location you are in are often nightmares.
    - The store is purposely underemployed and then the managers say we are fully staffed.

    Advice to Management

    When people go for interviews do not make them wait an hour after their scheduled time. Treating people a few years younger than you like vermin will cause your store to suffer.


  6. "Digital Imaging Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Pretty decent pay
    - fair hours
    - provide you with training
    - keeps you busy

    Cons

    - not flexible with hours
    - may work in several departments


  7. "Good Position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great Customer Service & Sales Experience for future career
    Great Employee Discount
    Flexible Scheduling for those who are in school or have families

    Cons

    Management is not always ideal

  8. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun when you are backed by a fair management team

    Cons

    Favoritism/preferential treatment makes it hard to advance

    Advice to Management

    Find a better way to monitor lower management


  9. "Great experience, great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile SAS Lead Sales Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile SAS Lead Sales Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You team becomes your second family. Company cares about their employees

    Cons

    At points going up the ladder, you are sometimes overlooked when external employees are sometimes looked at, for certain positions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose your back to basic leadership when your tenure is looked at more than your work.


  10. "Sales Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great foot in the door for highschool / college students, opens you up to the retail side of technology. Great understanding of how a large scale business should be operated.

    Cons

    Very political when it comes to promotions, managers favorites will always be moved up, even though if they are not best fit for the position.

    Very low pay compared to other jobs with similar responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Promote the employees who you can depend on in term of performance. Not the ones who will grab a beer with you after work.


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