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Updated February 22, 2018
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  • Work life balance but its retail (in 458 reviews)

  • Post holidays not many hours available for non-full time employees (in 526 reviews)

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  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. "Computer Sales"

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    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

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Silverdale, WA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Silverdale, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the constant changing of technology and the need to learn about new products on a regular basis. Great incentives if you have a decent team. Hubert Joly has done tremendous things with the company. One of the best things I received was an all expenses paid trip to Puerto Rico for being one of the top sales people. It was hard work but well worth it for the trip.

    Cons

    My pay did not reflect the amount of work I put into the job. A lot of younger people worked in my specific store, which typically led to unnecessary drama.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employee veterans better. Start by paying workers accordingly, the hardest worker shouldn't be paid less because of sexuality. They should also be compensated when new employees start off making more than someone who had worked there for years. Turn over might be better if you cared more for the hard working veteran employees.


  4. "Great place to work Part-Time while in school!"

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment and really helpful people. I've worked here for 4 years while going to school trying to get my degree. Sales at Best Buy is a lot more laid back than any other sales positions because we do not get commission. There is a chance for a bonus every month however. This bonus is between 0.25x and 1.5x your pay depending on if the store as a whole reaches it's revenue target for the month.

    Cons

    Management will consistently pressure you to get people to sign up for Best Buy credit cards. Just make sure you offer it to every single person. The worst they can say is no.


  5. "Fun but not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Team environment
    - Competitive in a fun way
    - Learning opportunities
    - Employee discount and vendor accommodations
    - A lot of training
    - It's a fun place to be and to work

    Cons

    - Most employees are part time
    - Difficult to earn full time status
    - A lot of meetings that happened without being scheduled in advanced. Often times these were early in the morning before the store opened, or late at night after it closed.
    - Hours cut drastically if not back to school time or a holiday. There were times I worked 1 shift per week. Can't live on that.
    - NUMBERS NUMBERS NUMBERS PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE
    - The performance incentive is not well structured. You bonus based on how well the store reaches it's revenue goal, not on your own personal performance. They think this increases teamwork, but it really makes you despise those who under perform.

    Advice to Management

    Give proper incentive to your employees. Don't make them rely upon other people's success. Each individual will be successful if they know they will get rewarded for it, with more than just a gold star and a congratulations at the morning meeting.


  6. "Best Buy is a fun place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Just being around technology all the time and interacting with customers about it really never gets boring.

    Cons

    The pay is relatively low in contract to the amount of work you do as a part timer. Its most likely more worth it as a full timer.


  7. "Culture of success and micromanaging"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty thorough training (can be a con to some extent)
    Good employee culture
    Lots of good knowledge about technology

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Lots of eLearnings
    Expected to know everything about everything for low pay

  8. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool TVs to look at. Indoors.

    Cons

    Prices and inventory are kind of a ripoff. Feels bad to trick people into buying them.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, hire honest tech folks. Less purposeful ignorance.


  9. "Computer sales"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great discounts and good sales training

    Cons

    Demanding not much time off

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more flexible with schedule especially with college students trying to have a life while working


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly and positive environment, and great job experience"

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Bastrop, TX
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Bastrop, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Good pay. Good/flexible hours as well as friendly management and friendly co-workers. Good experience and good discounts. Excellent first job experience.

    Cons

    Occasional difficult customers. Other than that. No real cons regarding Best Buy and the environment. There are occasional customers that are difficult or rude, but it's not that bad.