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Updated May 24, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 479 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. "The discount is good, but upwarrd mobility is limited"

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    • 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.

  3. "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


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    "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.


  5. "Great place to work to get your foot in the door for sales/tech."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile - Sales Consultant in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile - Sales Consultant in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits for full time, such as tuition reimbursement, health insurance, and PTO. The discount is amazing, and it's a fun job if you love tech.

    Cons

    It's retail, so there are always some difficult customers or even difficult employees. It's also a very complicated process sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage


  6. "Manage the states largest location across from Park Meadows Mall"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Lone Tree, CO
    Current Employee - General Manager in Lone Tree, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love my co-workers.
    Love technology.
    Love electronics.
    Love sales.

    Cons

    Upper management can get a little out of touch sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with the customer facing employees.


  7. "Friendly workplace"

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    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

  8. "Specialty Store Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Store Manager in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Specialty Store Manager in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities, development plans, great benefits, emphasis on employee and customer experience, chance to build upon leadership experience.

    Cons

    Less predictable schedule, constantly on your feet, too many applications to use, strict guidelines on performance, grueling holiday hours, no time-off during Nov.-Jan.,

    Advice to Management

    Speak to behaviors when answering to superiors, understand not just end results but “how”s and “why”s, know your business metrics.


  9. "sales consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Northglenn, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Northglenn, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    reasonably relaxed and friendly environment

    employee discount is great

    work with latest tech

    encouraged to best serve customers over up-selling

    management is USUALLY very human, and willing to help you learn/improve

    stores values of customer service and employee well-being actual tend to be practiced more than just advertised like Wal-mart or other huge retail corporations ie they actually value their employees.

    Cons

    hourly revenue goals can be oppressive until you are a good salesperson

    Tasks for sales people include duties such as stocking shelves and cleaning your department during closing time, the store does nothing to limit this burden so you are forced to rush to finish closing duties between sales (not always possible depending on traffic) or stay increasingly later after your scheduled shift, especially during holidays or big sales seasons

    Management has strict goals to meet regarding productivity and incentives that do more to harm the work environment and the people who drive the actual revenue (sales and customer service people) than to improve performance


  10. "Merch Team"

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    • 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.


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