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Best Buy Denver Reviews

Updated August 2, 2018
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  1. "Retail Leader"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - District Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Core Values, Executive Leadership team

    Cons

    Work Practices vary between leaders

    Advice to Management

    Nose to the grindstone


  2. "Senior General Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior General Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior General Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High pace, you never get bored.
    High pay.

    Cons

    Boys club.
    Due to high and ever changing expectations turnover is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from Challenge and Change.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "NOT WHAT I THOUGHT AT FIRST"

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    Current Employee - WCS in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - WCS in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    pay is decent, but still not enough to support

    Cons

    they're very quick to find reasons to fire people they don't like
    I have never worked for a company that was so all about using your vacation time for every little thing
    they are not flexible with scheduling
    you are constantly being watched and micro managed
    you can get fired for having your phone, while all the managers are constantly on their phones
    they expect you to work overtime
    they use the most complicated/outdated processes they can

    Advice to Management

    stop treating employees like theyre high school students
    don't get so mad when someone puts in their 2 weeks
    stop with the favoritism
    you need to understand that peoples lives don't just shut off because they're at work, we all have families and we cannot control when they need us


  4. "The discount is good, but upwarrd mobility is limited"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    there are tons of people that have been working for best buy for 5+ years which I find amazing. The discount at 5% above cost was great until best buy realized they had to cut their prices to compete. Their concessions from vendors are awesome.

    Cons

    The dress code is a little dated, upward mobility is lacking, they do not offer mobile store jobs anymore.


  5. "Underappreciated Department"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -discount
    -morning shift
    -small interactions with customers
    -most work is on your own

    Cons

    -lazy co-workers
    -no teamwork (most tasks are done by yourself)
    -no management in your department
    -learn everything on your own
    -No one cares about this department


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Employee review 2018"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Department in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Computer Department in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of pros that I have liked so far, and continue to benefit over:

    -Employee discount is very beneficial

     -Flexible schedule with students

      -Military friendly workplace

      -Lots of online and on site training. Always kept up to date.

    Cons

    With this being retail, there are certain negative traits with best buy:

      -Customers. People sometimes come in and dehuminize or harass employees. Management might have to remove people on a regular.

     -Sales oriented. Numbers are pushed to a point where an employee's job may be at risk. This is an hourly job, not comission.

     -On hand items: Customers may get mad and a lot of times we may not have items that they want in stock. Creates problems for our stuff.

    Advice to Management

    None, managers have their stuff together.


  7. "Fun while it lasted"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Inventory Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Seasonal Inventory Associate in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Your mileage may vary but this was my experience
    -Good & reasonable Management team
    -Adequate time is typically spent training new hires
    -Fun work environment and co-workers
    -Fantastic employee discount
    -Great retail job if you are scared of talking to the public. You will still need to help customers while on the sales floor but sales, customer service, & management usually bear the brunt of their anger. It actually was a 99% positive experience for me since it helped me get better at talking to people.
    -After some training you get to operate some cool heavy machinery
    -Great job for night owls and/or morning birds
    -Manager was understanding when I had to call in sick on a busy night

    Cons

    -Favoritism/Nepotism
    -Didn't tell me I was let go at the end of the season, they just stopped giving me hours

    Advice to Management

    The most frustrating thing working here is that favoritism usually trumps experience & merit. The system would be more effective if you developed & promoted from within the store rather than bringing in guys that corporate or management like.

  8. "Friendly workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly with staff, great discount

    Cons

    Corporate misunderstanding of what happens in the stores.

    Advice to Management

    Grow


  9. "Merch Team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Discount! It's also pretty easy, mindless work.

    Cons

    Warehouse employees are constantly being stopped by customers who need help because they have to wear the exact same blue shirts as the sales employees.
    One-on-one training by management is basically non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Give warehouse employees black shirts like the project team and train everyone accordingly.


  10. "My experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts and coupons you get access to. Being able to interact with new tech.

    Cons

    Focus on numbers over customer service. Commission like environment without the actual commission.


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