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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. Helpful (1)

    Was a great company to work for

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    Former Employee - SWAT Specialist in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    With SWAT Specialist, I was pretty much left alone to do my job. I would listen to music on my phone while I counted and entered the cycle counts into the computer.

    Cons

    Having to find the items that got lost in paperwork. They were "there" but not physically there in the store but still have to be accounted for in the paperwork.

  2. Not a long term career

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great Employees & Work environment

    Cons

    management sucks. Too worried about there own reputation and treat employees like little kids. a lot of micro managing

  3. Helpful (1)

    Sometime's good, sometimes bad

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good discount on some things Vendor accommodations are sometimes amazing Non-commission so less pressure to close every sale Great place to work as occasional/seasonal for the discount

    Cons

    It's retail Upper level management is oftentimes out of touch Takes many many years to move up from sales to leadership

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees for suggestions, don't just have a kneejerk reaction to everything your district manager says. Some stores have no idea what they're doing, while others are ideal stores (my store). Don't make my store do something because some other store isn't up to snuff.

  4. Helpful (1)

    It has been a very challenging and beneficial experience.

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    Current Employee - Mobile Supervisor in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, Monthly bonuses, supportive management, 401k, full medical benefits, tuition assistance. Excellent place to work if you are just looking for a part time job with great benefits or a full time job that you can grow into a impactful career.

    Cons

    Fast paced retail, understand your role or face the consequences. Understanding that you are here to help customers find the best solution based on their needs will be needed if you want to fully enjoy your experience.

    Advice to Management

    Continue developing from inside and growing the business.

  5. A Great Place To Work If You Have The Time

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    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Sale goals are achievable depending on department.

    Cons

    Hours can be difficult to negotiate if you are full time college student.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open and friendly towards sales associates. Care about the face of you store.

  6. Consultant agent

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      Current Employee - Consultation Agent in Chesapeake, VA

      I have been working at Best Buy

      Pros

      Great people to work around. Fun times whit coworkers. Management very helpful. Learning about new products and hands on work.

      Cons

      The pay could be a lot better for the work that you do. Angry customers can bring your day down.

      Advice to Management

      None

    • Helpful (1)

      (Sales Team Lead) Probably the most fun you could have in a job

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      Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Chesapeake, VA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Probably the most fun you could have in a job with sales and technology. Great culture and atmosphere. Full time benefits are pretty good including tuition reimbursement.

      Cons

      Leads especially in small stores are severely under paid. We are basically managers/supervisors for the store with no pay to show for it. Just based on the experiences I've had it requires a lot of daily attention, even off the clock to be a top performing store and the leads carry a lot of that weight. The company will hype the bonus structure to help maintain decent morale but anyone that does research on similar positions...

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      Advice to Management

      Eventually you will have to pay expert salaries to maintain expert performers.

    • Helpful (1)

      Working here was pretty decent

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Very friendly atmosphere not to much drama going on for the most part...Great employee discounts!!! Most customers are great! The teammates are the best part! Awesome Job Security

      Cons

      This job is for people who are either young adults or under 18..NOT ALOT of full time positions mostly part time..if you just want 8-25hrs a week this would be perfect for u..Wouldn't suggest it for a career unless your GM..hard to get full time you have to kill someone or wait for them to leave to get that spot in your department

      Advice to Management

      Ask corporate to open more full time slots. With a billion dollar company that sells expensive electronics there should be alot of full time positions. That's all just need more Ft and it could maybe be an adult career

    • Helpful (1)

      Wonderful company that cares about their associates and customers.

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      Current Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Chesapeake, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      good company values, managers care about associates as well as customers

      Cons

      retail hours, limited job opportunity to grow in company

    • Helpful (1)

      great experience with the company

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      Current Employee - Lifestyles Sales Consultant in Chesapeake, VA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      great full time benefits.

      Cons

      pay is difficult to move up, moving up in company is as well

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