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Updated February 5, 2018
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  • Work life balance but its retail (in 458 reviews)

  • Post holidays not many hours available for non-full time employees (in 526 reviews)

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  1. "If you know how to sell, it is very fun and rewarding."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apple Expert in Lowell, IN
    Current Employee - Apple Expert in Lowell, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount. The coworkers, depending on your store, are like one big family. Even if you aren't a people person, shifts go by fast due to the length of interactions.

    Cons

    If you don't perform, sometimes there is pressure you can feel from your managers trying to improve your skills. Sometimes customers get upset with you as well.


  2. "great place to work but can be challenging"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in McHenry, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in McHenry, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good starting pay for someone younger
    has one of the best employee discounts known
    awesome place to learn
    overall great work environment

    Cons

    lots of e learning
    short hands on training
    it can be difficult to get to know everything within 6 months

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "Take this as a temporary position"

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    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.


  6. "amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in DeKalb, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in DeKalb, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very lovely intro to the retail world

    Cons

    fast pace with high demands


  7. "Good beginning job"

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    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best buy when I was working there (from 2013-jan2017) was a great company to work for. Great pay for a beginner's job and friendly workplace.

    Cons

    Best buy has made some changes that have made the workplace worse, less friendly, and less of a place you'd want to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the old best buy style.

  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Lansing, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Lansing, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were fun to work with. You meet a lot of great people

    Cons

    Credit card goals, rude customers always trying to return items they should not

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "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


  10. "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


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