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Best Buy Computer Sales Associate Reviews

Updated August 13, 2018
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  • "Working all holidays (work/life balance)" (in 481 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 554 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Computer and Tablets Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Computer and Tablet Sales Associate in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Computer and Tablet Sales Associate in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid back, learned a lot.

    Cons

    There was not anything that I had a problem with.


  2. "Typical sales job"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pros would be discounts and over time

    Cons

    sales expectancy was high for what you were paid

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Computer Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Definitely a great work environment. Discounts, of course, are great. Great weekend part-time job if you have a full-time job for the weekdays.

    Cons

    The holiday season is crazy but rewarding


  4. "Good starting retail job"

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits to both part timers and full timers. Lots of training opportunities, plus career focused opportunities! Competitive achievements!

    Cons

    Management was poor acting, communication is a huge problem at my location. Lots of training, expect your first two months of nothing but training. Huge push for both services and credit cards, as well as high revenue goals.

    Computers tend to be the highest in the store, expected revenues per hour ranging between $800-1300 depending on season(graduation, back to school, holiday).

    Kinda unfair competition. At bestbuy they have two huge events per year for top performing individuals, and unless you're either in connected home(their rev per hour is significantly lower), part time, or in a high volume store, you'll never see it yourself. It's cool to know about these big events, but you really have to strive to make a spot.

    Advice to Management

    Store managers: Communicate more with associates, leaders, and other managers.


  5. "Decent discount"

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Discount on most goods including electronics

    Cons

    Job can be treated like a commission job by your supervisors, when that's not how you are paid.


  6. "Good for a temporary spot"

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun team to work with. Lots of cool stuff.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility. Pay is not great. Unknown schedule.


  7. "Great part time job"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount, Flexible hours, Comfortable work environment

    Cons

    Some management, No commission, Short breaks

  8. "Great job, great co-workers, uncaring company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate for Computing and Digital Imaging in Alexandria, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate for Computing and Digital Imaging in Alexandria, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job where I made use of my knowledge of computers and learned so much about today's technology. The pay and benefits were great, as well as the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Holiday season is unforgiving schedule wise, you must know this from the start. Be prepared to miss some family functions because as my lead once said, "Best Buy doesn't care about your family."

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, my managers were friendly and helpful.


  9. "Great environment, with a few flaws"

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Computer Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Best Buy Computer Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers
    Decent pay
    Flexible hours
    Great Employee discount

    Cons

    Lots of Micro Management
    At times unrealistic goals are set for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. You want employees to interact and say things to customer in ways you yourself don't even follow.


  10. "Computer Sales"

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Clay, NY
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Clay, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy, fun, entertaining, makes you more knowledgeable

    Cons

    gets slow at times, a lot of drama

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone knows how to sell appliances, printers, and activate phones!!