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Updated June 13, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 479 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 547 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to wrok"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Salem, MA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Salem, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Get to work with a bunch of new tech.
    -Help people out solve everyday problems.
    -Management is chill (for the most part).

    Cons

    -Pay is low.
    -Some managers can get power trippy.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to your employees, just because they work for you doesn't make them less of a person!


  2. "Good for a temporary spot"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Great part time job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Great environment, with a few flaws"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "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!!


  7. "The job itself wasn’t bad, but the management tactics were awful."

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Newington, NH
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Newington, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to walk around and interact with various people. It was a change of pace, dependent on the customer. It is also easy to grow in the company, BUT there is a limit to that growth.

    Cons

    Management thought passive aggressive comments and micro-managing was the best way to ‘encourage’ an employee to sell more. Also, the company has taken away simple ways to reward the employees. An example is they used to offer store credit if an employee went above and beyond (sold a lot, got a lot of credit card applications). I have heard since leaving that they no longer do that.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees! If an employee is selling 20+% over goal, don’t micro-manage them!

  8. "Good Company to Work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really try and work with your schedule and will listen to your request for an increase or decrease in hours. The managers are very carrying towards their employees and my co-workers are very friendly.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to sell products because my store doesn't always have several things in stock.


  9. "Computer sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist/Computer Sales Associate in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist/Computer Sales Associate in Wilson, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, employees work very well together.

    Cons

    Wish there was more advancement in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between employees and management


  10. "Computer Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in North Attleboro, MA
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in North Attleboro, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun
    Fast Pase
    Work with friends real sales experience

    Cons

    Can be slow
    Must be Patient
    If your not a people person this is not the job for you because you are talking to people 24/7

    Advice to Management

    That they see things from the point of view of the employee and that they respect the views of others as well as help people grow