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  • "Working all holidays (work/life balance)" (in 477 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 546 reviews)

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  1. "Consultation Agent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Conaultation Agent in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Conaultation Agent in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay for student, and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Pressure during holidays to sell, management might not care about finals schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Don't blame slump sales on employees when the traffic coming into the store is obviously really low.


  2. "Not Bad"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You meet a lot of great people working at the store and make lifetime friends.
    You can move up quickly if that is your goal.

    Cons

    It's retail.
    If you dont plan on moving up, you will get typical $.25 raises.

  3. "A Fine Retail Experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Competitive pay for retail
    Great discount
    Ability to easily move between locations
    Management at my location was great to work for and with

    Cons

    Not much upward movement
    Company restructures once every 18-24 months
    Constant changes in metrics and accountability
    Holiday season


  4. "Take this as a temporary position"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts, accommodations, easy work and school balance.

    Cons

    Retail hours, no union, no set hours, hourly pay, no thanksgiving, holiday work requirements, managers can take or give as many hours as they please.

    Advice to Management

    No one enjoys a job where everything can go up or down in one day.


  5. "Digital imaging"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a ok company it all depends on your manager that will decide a lot

    Cons

    Hitting department goals and early meetings

    Advice to Management

    It wasn't has hitting goals for me the main thing was attaching


  6. "Cool"

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Phones, people, social. It is a fun job to be at. You will learn a lot of things. Great time

    Cons

    Management. They managers are up tight sometimes. At least when I was there a year ago. It might have changed

    Advice to Management

    Ease up relax


  7. "CAN be a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're willing to attack your sales goals even though you make no commision there is potential for a number of raises and promotions.

    Cons

    Part timers don't get much in the way of promotions or pay increases which sucks when you don't make commission.

    Seems like they want you to make working at Best Buy a career move which is okay for some i'm sure but many wont appreciate the pressure to sell for no commision.

    Advice to Management

    They preach that their sales associates don't make commission but I don't think it makes your customers trust you anymore than anyone else. Most people assume you make commision anyway and even if they know you don't they still don't trust retail salesmen. If you're going to push your employees to upsell then they need to be compensated better. I believe this is why the verizon sections etc have now started paying commision to their best buy affiliates.

  8. "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great hours and the staff was lovely

    Cons

    low pay and got boring standing there


  9. "Would come back!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Decent discount, meet a lot of different people.

    Cons

    Some of the management.


  10. "Great Starting Place"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for growth and great opportunities

    Cons

    Some early mornings and late night for inventory


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