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  1. "I enjoy this company l"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerical Aide in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Clerical Aide in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (Less 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. "Hyper-aggressive sales tactics and a complete disregard for customer service"

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

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

    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 has caused a number of customers to storm off by refusing to accept their rejection of the Best Buy credit card (once counted 11 "no"s before he finally gave up–one of which came WHILE the customer was swiping her card to pay!) Also need more than one hand to count the number of customers that have said to me "that guy is terrible". Should hear the reaction once they find out he is a manager!

    Customers are treated like numbers (educating/informing comes second to selling customer expensive add-ons and getting them out of the store quickly.)

    Management can sometimes forget you have a home and life outside Best Buy

    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.

  3. "Overall great experience."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in Columbus, OH
    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 (More than a year)

    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.


  4. "Great benefits and fun job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  5. "Best Buy ever"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Mobile Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 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


  6. "Microsoft Expert"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Microsoft Expert in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Microsoft Expert in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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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  7. "Great opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (Less 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.

  8. "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in Columbus, OH
    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 (More than a year)

    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!


  9. "I love working for Advocare"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You make your our hours

    Cons

    You have to work can just show up for a check

    Advice to Management

    Don't change anything


  10. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DFM Columbus Metro Delivery in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - DFM Columbus Metro Delivery in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Culture
    -Opportunities
    -Development paths
    -Bonus/Incentives
    -Employee accommodations and discounts

    Cons

    Honestly the company is doing a great job. I've seen improvement over the last 3 years.


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