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Best Buy General Manager Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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  • "Work-life balance is difficult to perfect" (in 481 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 555 reviews)

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  1. "Great company with great benefits, but job security is not great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including employee discount. Fun environment, great people.

    Cons

    Work life balance upper management, job security

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees in the loop. Be up front about reworks/reorgs. Have people sign those confidentiality agreements


  2. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - General Manager in Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, employee purchase program, great vacation, benifits, and a company that truly values their employees.

    Cons

    Retail hours, Stock Purchase program needs a face lift, and new employees get the same amount of vacation as a tenured employee

    Advice to Management

    Set a more structured interview process, interviewers need to go through a "How to interview program" remember they are the face of the company to potiential employees. I would have HR do final interviews with top internal and external candidates to guarentee a fair and unbaised interview process has been done.

  3. "Senior General Manager"

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    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.


  4. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good values, good pay, fun environment

    Cons

    Nothing really different from other jobs


  5. "Six years of growth & change. Started PT and made a career."

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile General Manager in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile General Manager in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Endless options for applied learning. Contributions made by individual and group team members. Competitive benefits. Great company to start at any level.

    Cons

    Company is always changing. The higher you go up the corporate the more likely you are to be cut at some-point. Nepotism seems to be its worst con but I personally have overcome this con as I personally have focused on promoting myself by my character and merit.

    Advice to Management

    Continue efforts in really using company resources to enhance employees and team members lives. There are lots of resources but many go under used or are never used.


  6. "hard knocks experienced"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    great potential for customers and location

    Cons

    Poor vision and financial planning

    Advice to Management

    invest and be patient


  7. "Make friends with the people at the top"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - General Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good with a decent base salary (depends on your district manager) and bonus potential monthly and quarterly. There is also Long Term Incentive in the form of stock shares

    Cons

    Worked a decade for this company with great success. 2 months into taking over a new store and I was pushed out to make room for a GM whose store was closed 1 month prior. It really can be about how the people at the top feel about you personally

  8. "Best Buy SAS Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile General Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile General Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Culture, Company’s overall values

    Cons

    Systems/applications for mobile department transactions, clarity around SAS channel, stigma around SAS GM’s in Big Box locations


  9. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, takes care of it's employees, good benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance. As a manager I worked 50 hours a week, every weekend and holiday.


  10. "General manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Cheektowaga, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager in Cheektowaga, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and time off was great on paper

    Cons

    Good luck using the

    Advice to Management

    Get more in 13th e with your workfcorce