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Updated May 16, 2018
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  1. "Lifestyles Sales Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Lifestyles Sales Consultant in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Lifestyles Sales Consultant in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling
    Relaxed management team
    Outstanding company discount on all products except commercial brands such as Apple.
    Great associates in different departments
    Amazing break room it’s actually a full room that has everything you would dream a break room to have like a vending machine, tv, couch, tables, and toys!

    Cons

    No commission on the products that you sell
    Not a way to gain more hours unless somebody calls out or quits

    Advice to Management

    Purchase solar for stores!!! It’s better for company and environment


  2. "It has been a phenomenal and empowering experience."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Back Office Lead in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Back Office Lead in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Leadership Support, Excellent Bonus Incentives and Benefits, Clear and Precise Pathway to move up in the company, Open and Honest Exchange with Leaders and Corporate, and True Investment in Employees.

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming for those that cannot learn from challenge and change, especially in a rapid and ever-evolving world of technology and policies instilled by our law-makers.

    Advice to Management

    Be in a position to be noticed and accessed by the employees you are entrusted with.

  3. "Google Expert"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Google Specialist in Antioch, CA
    Current Employee - Google Specialist in Antioch, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good retail learning experience. opportunities to apply for different positions.

    Cons

    some unbalanced pay increase among employees


  4. "Best Job Ever"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, thoroughly enjoyed my time there

    Cons

    Sometimes ran into irate customers who wouldn't listen to advice


  5. "Operations and Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - N/A in Goleta, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Working Environment and Fellow Employees

    Cons

    Very Inflexible Hours and Mandatory Holiday Shifts

    Advice to Management

    Hire More Employees


  6. "Good Company to Work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really try and work with your schedule and will listen to your request for an increase or decrease in hours. The managers are very carrying towards their employees and my co-workers are very friendly.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to sell products because my store doesn't always have several things in stock.


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    "Full Time Customer Service Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Buy was a fun environment to work! The employees and management all worked well together and cared about each other. I enjoyed working closely with products that I use on a daily basis. Also, it is great to get a discount on products that are things I actually use.

    Cons

    Customers can be really mean because the return policy is extremely short. This caused many issues that had to be handled by management because customers sometimes became irate. Working the holiday season was also never fun because Black Friday is more of a "Grey Thursday" now since Best Buy opens at 5pm on Thanksgiving (so be prepared for that).

    Advice to Management

    Go back to opening on Friday for Black Friday! Your employees want to spend the holidays with their families and not with crazy customers.

  8. "Magnolia - Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours are flexible, the team environment is friendly, and it is a great place to develop skills as an undergrad.

    Cons

    None! Though if you are not willing to learn departments outside the one you were hired for, you will struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working with the sales team to produce great results.


  9. "Asset Protection Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Apple Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Apple Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, easy job/work, great work/life balance, great coworkers & overall good management. Company gives your store money for events if your store performs well

    Cons

    Low pay, Asset Protection is more of a door greeter..little training and company has small budget for AP. At times, management only seems to care about sales and nothing else matters. Hours fluctuate a lot and no benefits whatsoever for part timers.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to hardworking employees


  10. "Fun Job"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Chino, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Chino, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Very fun, Learning Experience, Fast Paced

    Cons

    Not enough hours, hard to get hired on


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