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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations" (in 1863 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable" (in 314 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hours are long and tough to manage work life balance" (in 502 reviews)

  • "New full-time employees PTO hours are extremely small" (in 563 reviews)

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  1. "A Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will find yourself working with many great people that will have the opportunity to become great friends.

    Cons

    You will be expected to work nearly all big holidays.


  2. "Best Buy Sales Associate, retail"

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

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

    Pros

    get to work with good people, cool discount, good break area, good management, minimal serious issues

    Cons

    weird hours, do things that aren't in your job description, stay late some times if things need to get done, most problems with working in retail (seasonal rushes, unruly customers...)

  3. "Asset Protection"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are the eyes in the sky. Fairly easy work as well as lots of guest interactions.

    Cons

    Standing in place for nearly all of the shift. Can be a bit tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the hard work AP's do. Very seldom would any of my AP's receive credit for their hard work.


  4. "Okay place to work, friendly staff."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Autotech in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Autotech in Champaign, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working around schedule, benefits, holiday pay for full time, sick time, paid time off, lots of good food all the time!

    Cons

    Tend to schedule you hours without notice, pay could be much better. Pay is crap for what I do, with experience.


  5. "Sales Transaction Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL

    I worked at Best Buy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Poor management, the manager favors her workers.


  6. "Awesome company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Everyday is different. They allow associates to make "wise business decisions". They are very customer driven. The job gives back what you put in to it.

    Cons

    Holidays are full of long days and weeks. At time pay can seem a bit low for the amount of effort put in.

    Advice to Management

    Pay should be more similar to other retail environments (Cellular Carrier Stores, HHGregg, and so on).


  7. "Bad Communication"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobile in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Mobile in Champaign, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay was great and met some great people

    Cons

    Bad communication among the managers led to me being terminated and then they wanted to offer my job back.

    Advice to Management

    Get better management

  8. "Cashier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company works well with students

    Cons

    -hours are iffy once holiday season ends


  9. "very nice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Consultant in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Mobile Consultant in Champaign, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    great employee benefits and discounts

    Cons

    expect too much from part timers


  10. "Great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Consultant in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Consultant in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Employees are generally friendly, great people. I've made some of my best friends here.
    -Good career planning assistance/tuition reimbursement program
    -Great selection of product to get to play/deal with on a daily basis.

    Cons

    -Promotions often based on weak inside politics
    -Pay not fantastic, although other forms of compensation are decent.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your knowledge of your employees and stand by your customers to keep them loyal.


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