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Best Buy Cincinnati Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 434 reviews)

  • I wish I could have been a full time employee (in 502 reviews)

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  1. "Great place, low pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, employees and management were amazing. Plenty of hours to go around. Super willing to work around my schedule.

    Cons

    Low pay but thats typical in retail. Not always the most opportunities to move up.


  2. "Childish employees, pathetic management."

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    Former Employee - Apple Expert in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Apple Expert in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing, really. I guess the pay is okay for retail, if they like you and you’re buddies with the managers.

    Cons

    Managers play favorites, take part in all the drama, lie to your face. Not one “manager” over 26 years old.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up.

  3. "Once a great place to work, Not Anymore"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Discount is the only thing.

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Self Insurance Company - You get hurt at work, your screwed.
    Awful Hours

    Advice to Management

    I hope god has mercy on your souls.


  4. "Computer Sales Associate treated badly"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Computer Sales in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large company.
    Room for growth.

    Cons

    Too much favoritism.
    Raises come too slow.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more.


  5. "Job was okay if you liked your managers"

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad Leader in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Geek Squad Leader in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were great, customers were okay.

    Cons

    Management could of been better.

    Advice to Management

    Were people not animals


  6. "It's just OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, most of the time you are out on the road in clients homes and not tied down in a store. Great employee discount.

    Cons

    Multiple managers that act as if they are your boss. Actual boss is located hundreds of miles away and has very little contact, except when you do something wrong. Very little praise given.


  7. "Mobile Consultant"

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    Current Employee - OHIO in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - OHIO in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, decent pay, excellent discounts.

    Cons

    Excellent discounts, spend way too much! Raises are yearly and based on performance which can be out of your control at times.

    Advice to Management

    Add more incentives to promote better performance. Less focus on credit apps and more on customer satisfaction (can go hand in hand though).

  8. "Home Theater Sales"

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    Former Employee - Home Theater Consulting Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Home Theater Consulting Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment, great college job, no/ low pressure sales, flexible hours, easy to make friends, dedicated to customer experience.

    Cons

    Not ideal for a mom or someone with young kids as hours, especially holiday, are very demanding. Management makes or breaks the experience which varies vastly from store to store. Bonus is now awarded based on entire store's performance instead of individual departments which is what it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    When a long term employee expresses that a potential management candidate is probably not a good match, listen.


  9. "Seasonal"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment. Awesome discount. Great staff. Enjoyable for even a cashier. Easy to learn how to work the register. Easy to move up.

    Cons

    It was only a seasonal position so I can't think of any negatives right now. Although they have you take alot if computer quizzes.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Good first job"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Discount, Flexible, Hours , Pay, Co-workers, Clean

    Cons

    Management
    Hours
    low level of growth

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded to your employees


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