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Best Buy Engineer Reviews

Updated April 24, 2019
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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations" (in 1974 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable" (in 331 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance can be a bit hectic particularly during holiday season" (in 522 reviews)

  • "Not Commission based, not for full time if your not in leadership team" (in 579 reviews)

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  1. "Good company, latest technologies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer - Java Developer in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer - Java Developer in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been able to grow professionally a lot at Best Buy and have worked with some of the smartest people here. They use a lot of the latest technologies and have a great culture despite their large size. I feel like the managers and directors really do care about you here

    Cons

    Honestly it's just the commute for me that is making me consider a different company to work for


  2. "Nice Place To Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The compnay uses newer technologies

    Cons

    Larger corporation, so it takes a while to transition to an employee.

  3. "Best Experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Cyber Security Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Former Intern - Cyber Security Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meaningful project during internship. Everyone was easy to talk to. The internship was well structured.

    Cons

    I don have anything negative to talk about.

    Advice to Management

    Pre plan projects in a more structured manner.


  4. "Iz good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Exposure to new technologies
    * Appropriate time spent to complete knowledge acquisition
    * Management seems to trust workers
    * Co-workers generally and genuinely want to help

    Cons

    * Less documentation than you'd imagine
    * Some things are less organized than you'd imagine

    Advice to Management

    Have better documentation and be more organized? Like everyone, always.


  5. "PC Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Willingness to work with you on schedules if your a student.
    -Good Discount.

    Cons

    -Hard to advance in some of the smaller stores.
    -Questionable leadership and with so many coordinaters and managers it made it hard to determine who you directly reported to.


  6. "Deployment Functionality Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DFT Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - DFT Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    system of hierarchy disproportionate to opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    show less favoritism toward certain employees


  7. "A "do-it-yourself" kind of company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Digital Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of autonomy. You're expected to take things and run with it, with very little training or direction at times. This can be fun and they do reward individuals who are good at this.

    Great benefits and comp.

    Cons

    Engineering direction is constantly fluctuating and is horribly communicated.

    Employees don't share the vision as it's not outlined well.

    Lots of negativity.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to give people more direction. Everyone should be able to answer questions about where we are going and be able to share your vision. Promote people that have vision for the products.

  8. "Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Build and Release Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Former Contractor - Build and Release Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a really good company working for.

    Cons

    In my department there is a lot of work politics


  9. "Great company, people and values"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my short time at Best Buy I've come to realize how great of a place it is to work. The people are great. The processes are streamlined. The CEO and executive board actually care about the business and its people. The benefits and great too.

    Cons

    Like most companies, Best Buy treats security as an expense.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving money to direct competition (such as Amazon AWS).


  10. "Connected Home"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team. Holiday Parties. Awesome break-room. They feed you a lot, well my store does. Discounts. You meet a lot of connections. You gain great knowledge of technology. Bonuses. First to meet and try new technologies. Accommodations which are ridiculous discounts on select products.

    Cons

    Hard to get a full-time or part-time position. Managers expect you to make sales but no commission. You really need to know the products to sell and make your goals. Team members sometimes try to take sales. APs are always on the walkie telling you to watch people who are not stealing anything.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the awesome work. Won't be at bestbuy for too long, but i am enjoying the experience. But I would say that you guys can stop with the good manager bad manager attitude when an employee has a bad day of sales.