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Found 6 reviews

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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations(in 1863 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable(in 314 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hours are long and tough to manage work life balance(in 502 reviews)

  • "New full-time employees PTO hours are extremely small(in 563 reviews)

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  1. "good experience"

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      Former Employee - Department Manager in Arlington, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      discount, friends, good management, enjoyed customers

      Cons

      turnover, lack of staffing at peak times

    • "Great company to work for"

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      Former Employee - Department Manager in Coral Springs, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Internal growth, benefits, employees and the customers

      Cons

      It is retail. The only thing I was a suggestion is that we stop using a 3rd Party for delivery and installs for Appliance. Geek Squad all the way.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work

    • "Best Buy"

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      Former Employee - Department Manager in Seattle, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Big Company, easy to work near home

      Cons

      Big company easy to get lost

      Advice to Management

      Quit pressuring your employees to hammer every customer about the warranty

    • Helpful (1)

      "Good entry level"

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      Current Employee - Department Manager in Silverdale, WA
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Best Buy

      Pros

      Lots training, potential to have good managers, hourly rate for sales was higher then other similar job positions. Managers have lots of responsiblity (though many dont use well) If you get a good manager it can make for a very good experiance

      Cons

      Glass ceiling for sales floor employees, lack of recongition for sales effort. For advancement to manager, its kind of luck of the drawn. Manager expect long/late hours during holidays. Can really be a drag on the personal life

      Advice to Management

      Change in compensation and recongnition, change hiring criteria for managers

    • "Innovative employer who is always moving the business toward the future"

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      Former Employee - Department Sales Manager in Edmonton, AB
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Best Buy for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Employee purchase discounts, employee benefits and stock options. Working with the latest technological devices and the hands-on training with new products.

      Cons

      Hours of shifts are not family friendly. There is a constant pressure to sell intangible products like warranties and install services.

    • "Meh."

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      Former Employee - Department Manager in Kelowna, BC

      I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The people you work with are usually the only reason to stay there.

      Cons

      Micromanaged. Cookie cutter style. Uneducated employees, including supervisors.

      Advice to Management

      Hire the right people to be managers & keep them under a microscope.

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