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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. "I enjoy this company l"

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    Current Employee - Clerical Aide in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun company to work for, goodnpay, decent benefits and time off

    Cons

    Occasionally some management at stores will be aggressive about meeting sales numbers to the point of making the environment unenjoyable

  2. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Verizon Expert in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super good discount, great company to grow

    Cons

    Managers breath down your neck

    Advice to Management

    We’re just people too. Take it easy

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Seasonal Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you’re a student in high school or college, this can be a good place to work if you want to make a little more than minimum wage. The job is indoors and really just involves talking to people every day. You don’t need as much technical knowledge as you’d think because that can be taught to you while you’re training. Every day has different challenges, and good employees really can distinguish themselves and move...

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    Cons

    You are not entirely in control of whether or not you hit your own goals because there will be days when there just aren’t a lot of people looking to buy your product. This is usually made up on busier days like weekends, but it is still a con because it can hurt you even when you do things right. The closing shift is scheduled to work until a half hour after the store closes, but we were almost always there much longer....

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    Advice to Management

    Pushing people to meet goals is great, but making people bully customers is not great. There are definitely managers that made me dread going in because I knew they’d be upset if I didn’t use sales tactics that seemed incredibly aggressive to me.

  4. "Hyper-aggressive sales tactics and a complete disregard for customer service"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll meet some of your best friends working here Get to learn about a lot of cool and interesting tech Can be great for college students or those looking for part-time (depending on location/management) Pay is reasonable Awesome discount

    Cons

    Many employees know next to nothing about the products they sell, but shove the misinformation given to them by corporate down customers' throats in order to make sales (Audioquest cables don't give you better audio, stop it.) Management is hyper aggressive with pushing sales (even more than usual for retail.) Managers get a paid vacation ("Achievers") if the store makes its goal. One sales manager in particular...

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    Advice to Management

    We get it, you want to go to Achievers. We know you're under a lot of pressure yourselves. But seriously lay off and let the salespeople provide the customer with a great experience without breathing down their necks the whole time.

  5. "Overall great experience."

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    Current Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount, co-workers. Generally the environment is good, holiday season is fun, monthly bonus is not great, but better than nothing.

    Cons

    Pressure of sales, occasionally management pushes too hard, expects too much. Customers often think we are on commission, when we are not.

  6. "Great benefits and fun job"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Columbus, OH
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Always something different to do. No day is the same. Great benefits and discounts.

    Cons

    Lots of weekend hours and little to no breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more shift breaks and schedule variance.

  7. "Best Buy ever"

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    Current Employee - Mobile Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is the best company to work for .the company will build you up and make you a better person.

    Cons

    For me it has been no cons just have to watch the other retailers go out of business and people lose there job

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. "Microsoft Expert"

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    Current Employee - Microsoft Expert in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment and challenging

    Cons

    The hours are long and it can be stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

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  9. "Great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chance to work a lot of hours, gain solid sales and retail experience. Part-Time is what you make of it, better sales result in more hours.

    Cons

    New employees often assigned to closing shifts which go over the announced ending time frequently. When I was employed there I often had trouble with scheduling, I was often assigned to work when I previously stated I was unavailable. Most likely not an issue at this time.

    Advice to Management

    None at this moment.

  10. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing industry to work in! I've been there for a year and a half now and the people are great and the co-workers are usually amazing people to be around!

    Cons

    Although the atmosphere is amazing the pay although is not the best. Great place to work just to keep steady for a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Try and create more growing space for the workers who really are determined to move up!

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