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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Inventory/Merchandising Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best Buy is the best company I’ve ever worked for! The pay that I started off with was great, the learning environment was great and easy to catch on, and some days the management team would provide lunch that’s a big plus. Also, even though there are different department areas you can work for in this store when there is a big sale like Black Friday, and back to school sales this company really comes together to drove...

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    Cons

    I have no cons for this company

    Best Buy2019-04-02
  2. "Don’t do Asset Protection"

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When you clock out or transfer to a different role

    Cons

    No involvement in work appreciations (pizza, etc), no acknowledgement, beg for breaks because nobody will cover you, no participation, nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Include AP in your daily acknowledging just like you do your sales people, schedule their breaks and schedule warehouse to cOver them

    Best Buy2019-01-10
  3. "customer service"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Hours, Discount, work around your schedule

    Cons

    being tracked on selling. managers that are unrealistic

    Advice to Management

    BE reasonabe about expectation for GSP

    Best Buy2018-10-13
  4. "Best Buy, Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The work you put into the company get paid back to you.

    Cons

    Can be a bit cliquey.

    Advice to Management

    Be more direct and try to move outside your and your employees' comfort zone. They'll surprise you.

    Best Buy2018-10-10
  5. "Good Job, Decent Pay"

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    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Lexington, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, good work environment, good management, and good employee pay incentives.

    Cons

    No real benefits for part time employees when it comes to health insurance which is a major need for someone working two jobs and 60 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Give part time employees better health benefits and insurance

    Best Buy2018-07-18
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    "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Good place for college aged people to get a start, learn about retail and earn a fair wage.

    Cons

    Like most big box retailers they are 100% about the bottom line. They like to try to sell the employees on how important they are and younger kids will buy into the BS and drink the Kool-aid. They promote under qualified people over more qualified because of sucking up and politics not true talent or qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace input from employees. Just because you are "over" someone doesn't mean you are smarter.

    Best Buy2018-04-02
  7. "Not Bad For Retail"

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    Current Employee - Digital Imaging Sales Consultant in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engaging Environment Good Discounts on certain things during certain times of year Interesting Customers Good Pay for Retail Excellent Culture

    Cons

    Management can make or break the environment Sales goal oriented, yet no individual bonuses Often times management does not align with corporate ideals Not so good pay for Sales

    Best Buy2017-11-26
  8. "Best in Blue"

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    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount Products Atmosphere Accommodations Structure

    Cons

    Metrics Sales Competitive Clientele Promotions

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate tracking of services

    Best Buy2017-11-18
  9. "Love Computers and Geek Squad"

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Irmo, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team and opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Having to work weekends and nights

    Advice to Management

    Offer more employee discounts

    Best Buy2017-10-31
  10. "Computer Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great teammates, amazing benefits, worked well with college schedule

    Cons

    Became very harsh and demanding on selling Geek Squad Protection.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up a little about the warranty, and understand that no matter how hard an associate may push for it they might not be able to sell one.

    Best Buy2017-10-21
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