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Updated December 13, 2018
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  • "Work Life balance can use some work" (in 491 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 560 reviews)

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  1. "Really nice management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Tuition Reimbursement
    *Nice People
    *Decent Discount

    Cons

    None at all so far.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, they've been doing good.


  2. "Mobile sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best training, very long and informative

    Cons

    poor management need better communication

  3. "ok place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    hours. (store open from 10am-9pm)

    Cons

    Treated like you're on commission but you are not. Best Buy pays hourly

    Advice to Management

    work with employee more


  4. "Great Leadership Training"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Easy-to-get-into role that preps you for store-level leadership
    • Lead the Home Theater department in the training of other employees on LG products
    • Manage a monthly LG budget, and use business strategies like merchandising, bulk stacking, custom demos, and employee training to hit that budget

    Cons

    • Your livelihood depends on other people helping you sell your product
    • Some Best Buy bureaucracy gets tedious
    • You work most holidays

    Advice to Management

    • Enable your brand Experience Experts to take on leadership responsibilities


  5. "Work with your schedule. Management is easy going depending on your relationship with them."

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    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible and understanding of situations

    Cons

    Holidays don’t exist other then Christmas


  6. "Multi Channel Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very friendly, the staff was very nice

    Cons

    can be overwhelming at times as any other retail


  7. "Good benefits, expect plenty of obvious politics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pinole, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pinole, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Above average discounts, hours are somewhat flexible, plenty of resources for learning.

    Cons

    They still tax you on your paycheck on goods that you purchase with your discount. Plenty of butt kissing, better watch your back since people with look for ways to get rid of you.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what's important to your employees and they will want to work for you, there is a lot of upper management that has a condescending attitude towards employees and that will never work.

  8. "Loved Best Buy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AT&T Retail Sales Consultant in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - AT&T Retail Sales Consultant in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Loved working there. Great environment. Good people. Awesome Discounts. And management cares about you overall growth

    Cons

    Not a very flexible work schedule as a full timer


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Best Buy Is Awesome!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Clovis, CA
    Current Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Clovis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People there are awesome! Love the Discount and Love the Company .

    Cons

    There Are None working there at all!

    Advice to Management

    None they are great


  10. "Geek squad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Geek Squad in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount
    Coworkers
    knowledge
    Departments
    Training

    Cons

    Management
    Time management
    Scheduling
    Hours
    People


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