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Best Buy Boston Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 446 reviews)

  • I wish I could have been a full time employee (in 509 reviews)

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  1. "Be at people. Not so great pay"

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    Former Employee - Varios in Brockton, MA
    Former Employee - Varios in Brockton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team atmosphere is fantastic. Management was always very involved. Great culture.

    Cons

    Pay was decent for retail but low compared to most other industries.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate


  2. "Good place to work, until they decide money is more important"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raymond, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raymond, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, excellent direct leadership, supportive, provide resources to develop self

    Cons

    Frustrating work scenarios, difficult to schedule for task completion, deciding to eliminate my team and my job after 10 years to cut costs

  3. "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


  4. "A bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount and item aaccommodations

    Cons

    Managment is bad over all. Advancement is off the "good old boy" system. If your not friends with the management your not advancing or getting 40 hours a week. I have worked at 3 different Best Buys, this is true for every location.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the sales employees better, they are the soul reason everyone doesn't just get things of amazon.com


  5. "Part-Time Sale Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good discount depending on the item.

    Cons

    Management at the location I work at plays favorites and does not really care for you if you aren't one.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites


  6. "Not bad for a college student"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portsmouth, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great atmosphere and work environment

    Cons

    Employee discount is not as great as it appears to be


  7. "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great people.
    Opportunity for Overtime.
    Very Good amount of PTO.

    Cons

    Pay is awful, I was with this company for around 4 years, I was one of the top mobile employees in the company... After 3 years, I was given a total raise of less than $1 (this was my yearly increase for all 3 years combined) my fourth year I left before my raise was due to increase again.
    The company removed the reward program, and never pays any form of commission.
    They pay new employees with no experience much more than employees who have been with the company several years.
    After my third year I was supposed to become a manager, however, they played favorites at my store and they hired someone from a completely different store without interviewing anyone (several people including myself had wanted to interview for this position).
    The manager they hired from the other store verbally belittled his employees in front of customers, and other employees, customers even wrote about it in the customer service surveys, when this was brought to managements attention (3 surveys from different customers all stating the same thing) Nothing was done about it.
    Turnover at my store was extremely high.

    Advice to Management

    Reform the company to be like it was 4 years ago.
    Stop playing favorites.
    Screen your employees before promoting them, this way people don't end up with bad managers.

  8. "I've had a lot of ups and downs but would still recommend it to anyone looking for a job in retail"

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    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager- Connections in Braintree, MA
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager- Connections in Braintree, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity is there if you are willing to work for it. Currently a low talent bench, making it much easier to get noticed and begin make real money.

    Cons

    Demanding sales job with not always a lot to show for it at the entry level. They will also sometimes choose to hire from outside over internal qualified candidates.


  9. "Bestbuy rating"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hanover, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hanover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the pay with no degree

    Cons

    There can be some favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Do no give orders while not explaining things


  10. "Inventory"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Saugus, MA
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Saugus, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hard working environment at this company

    Cons

    No cons, real goal oreientated company


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