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Best Buy Columbus Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 446 reviews)

  • I wish I could have been a full time employee (in 509 reviews)

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  1. "I enjoy this company l"

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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. "Great benefits and fun job"

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    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.

  3. "Best Buy ever"

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    • 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


  4. "Microsoft Expert"

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    • 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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  5. "Great opportunity"

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    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.


  6. "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!


  7. "I love working for Advocare"

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    • 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

  8. "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.


  9. "Word get far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay for the job. Job gets easier but more stressful as you go up in the ranks. It really becomes a second family.

    Cons

    You are asked a lot of but are compensated adequately. It can take a while to move up within the company but not hard if you work hard.

    Vendor agreements can be a pain to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    The comp structure for bonus is hard to have continual growth after a few years at a store.


  10. "Just Not There yet..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pacific Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Pacific Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher pay than rest of Best Buy Associates.
    Amazing training
    Team Bonus
    Room for major growth

    Cons

    Much lower pay than rest of market for appliance sales. Full time at my store make about 40k to sell premium appliances, and in a fast paced enviroment. The rest of the market makes 45k+ AND only specializes in PREMIUM appliances.
    No commission, which means you get paid the SAME as the guy/gal that does the minimum
    Logistics/delivery sucks, and the sales associates find themselves fixing issues more and more with less focus on selling
    As a "premium" sales person I am expected to sell uber expensive kitchens, and then small appliances. The problem is that we did not sign up to sell vacuums and crockpots. It is unfair that I have to divide my time to focus on selling things like this. Not when we are scored on how many kitchens we sell!

    Advice to Management

    FOCUS. Look at what you want your brand to become. Fix the delivery issues, hire Geek Squad to complete all deliveries.
    Bring the pay up to fair market standards.
    Pick one! Small appliances or majors.
    All in all I personally enjoy working for a Pacific Sales in Best Buy. Great deal of room for growth, and I`m sure that more good things will come!


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