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Updated July 17, 2018
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  • "Work life balance can be difficult being in retail sales" (in 485 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 559 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SWAT Specialist in Fairborn, OH
    Current Employee - SWAT Specialist in Fairborn, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomous, self-motivated position, that thrives on one's ability to multitask. The key role at every store that ensures a world class customer experience. Very rewarding. Great benefits. Great learning experience. Great Company.

    Cons

    The SWAT position is the counter balance to every transaction, transfer and receipt made within a store, which is a very daunting task due to human error. Limited growth if you're good in the role.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a mentorship program within the company to harvest talent.


  2. "Sales focused retail"

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    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co workers, good entry level

    Cons

    As is typical with retail, heavy focus on sales. Very political with promotions/ cliques

  3. "SAS specialty stores were great, big box not so much"

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    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Beavercreek, OH
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Beavercreek, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, flexible scheduling, enjoyable teammates

    Cons

    Tons of in store politics, district level management and above couldn't care less about what's best for the employees, they treat everyone like commission salespeople despite not paying commissions, top performing stores are punished with unattainable goals the next year, favoritism rampant, benefits have been sliced to the bone for full time employees


  4. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Verizon Expert in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Verizon Expert in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun, competitive, decent pay, good amount of hours if full time

    Cons

    lots of downtime, stressful, micromanagement, retail hours

    Advice to Management

    Quit micromanaging so much


  5. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - LG Experience Expert in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - LG Experience Expert in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Awesome to help people get the newest technology in home.

    Cons

    Managers only care about numbers not customer satisfaction. Work life balance is off as well never am home on weekends and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Be about the Customer Experience!


  6. "It's been a great experience so far! I've learned many many thing about how a business operates and enjoy more each day!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Fairborn, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Fairborn, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, bonuses, and fun coworkers. I get to see many different products my friends and family have never heard of.

    Cons

    Stressful at times and upper management doesn't listen to their employees a majority of the time. There are times when I feel I don't have control over who is employed in my department or what hours they work when I may need them the most.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the little things and listen to your employees


  7. "Pacific Sales is exciting and decent pay"

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    Current Employee - Appliance Specialist in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Appliance Specialist in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and flexibility. Pacific Sales is also new and very encouraging to see as an appliance salesman. Section of store is besutiful

    Cons

    Rest of store management is mostly terrible. Pay could be better considering the cap is 5 dollars higher than what most make

    Advice to Management

    Learn better styles of leadership

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Computer Sales Associate in Beavercreek, OH
    Current Employee - Best Buy Computer Sales Associate in Beavercreek, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    - Flexible schedule. You do need to give 2 weeks notice for a schedule change, but as long as you do this they will honor your schedule. It's also easy to trade shifts if you need time off too.
    - Employee discounts. We get some major discounts on electronics. It's amazing how cheaply we get cases and other gear with the discount. As a college student, this really helps me save money on my electronics purchases
    - Great management. Although I can't speak for every Best Buy, I can speak for mine and say I work for an awesome management team. They listen to their personnel and treat you well. They are definitely the best management I have ever worked under in my entire career so far.

    Cons

    - Forget holidays; you will get the actual day off, but forget traveling or actually going further than the town where your store is located because you will have to work the day after the holiday, the day before, or both days.
    - Little opportunity for advancement. At my store there are not many opportunities for career advancement; however, if you are a college student like me this won't bother you very much, but if you work this job full time then you will hate the fact that you can't easily move up into management or any related type of advanced position

    Advice to Management

    - More opportunities for advancement within the company
    - More emphasis on education and knowledge about the electronics in the store


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Yup"

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    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Manager in Fairborn, OH
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Manager in Fairborn, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-Workers, Discount, Pay, Monthly Bonus

    Cons

    Management, Training, The Company, No Work-Life Balance,


  10. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My coworkers and managers are great. Everyone is friendly and fun to be around. Everyone does a great job keeping the customers happy. The discount is awesome too!

    Cons

    I work asset protection and I stand in one spot all day. It gets really boring quick, but that's just me.


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