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Best Buy Denver Reviews

Updated May 8, 2018
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  • Work-life balance is difficult to perfect (in 474 reviews)

  • hours were not always the best considering im a full time student (in 544 reviews)

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  1. "Fun while it lasted"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. "Underappreciated Department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. 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.


  4. "Friendly workplace"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  5. "My experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Good company, varied store experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Repair Agent in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Advanced Repair Agent in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Low level of responsibility, easy work, low sales or productivity requirements

    Cons

    Store leadership is varied in quality
    Coworkers are seldom held accountable

    Advice to Management

    Hold each employee to standards and terminate poor performers to boost the productivity of your best employees

  8. "Best Buy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Best Buy General Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Best Buy General Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market share to be won within appliances / home delivery service and Best Buy is in line to capture.

    Cons

    IT infrastructure, supply chain and WMS need significant overhaul. Damage, shrink, and erosion of profit due to supply chain and systems will continue to hamper growth until company makes significant investments into those areas.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hard charging efforts to be front runner in home services and speed to customer.
    Spend some money on supply chain efficiency and WMS. Too many systems leave too much room for failure in delivering on promises.


  9. "Best Buy Mobile Sales Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fulltime Sales Assistant/Best Buy Mobile Lead in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Fulltime Sales Assistant/Best Buy Mobile Lead in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    fast pace, complex sales, always changing technology

    Cons

    some repetition and takes over your life.


  10. "Fun, but Hours not Reliable"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Team Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Project Team Specialist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are fun, and genuinely interested in creating a positive work environment. Job was challenging enough to ensure consistent growth.

    Cons

    No guarantee that a worker will have enough work hours to survive.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees more opportunities to pick up hours, especially when other departments are understaffed.


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