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Best Buy Home Theater Sales Associate Reviews

Updated November 16, 2018
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  • "Work life balance can be difficult being in retail sales" (in 485 reviews)

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  1. "Very good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management with great benefits. Fair pay and opportunity to bonus each month. Company also does a good job with training.

    Cons

    It is hard to move up at Best Buy. There are limited management positions open and when they are open, there is numerous applicants from all over the area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job on taking care of the team. Recognition and support is something that I really admire at Best Buy


  2. "Good Job for People in-between Life"

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    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility. A lot of people interested in technology and if you're a student with interest in tech there's a lot of other knowledgeable co-workers. The employee discount is pretty good on certain items. Easy job and plenty of training to help you get started.

    Cons

    Scheduling is pretty rough some weeks. Consistent pay isn't going to happen here. There is way too many mouths to feed in the holidays and in the off season there's going to be a lack of employees causing issues with trying to find staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out the right number of people for the jobs and different departments. Stop screwing your actual employees hours for more seasonal workers.

  3. "Pay Rate"

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    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth and you recieve good benifits.

    Cons

    I don’t think I have any cons.


  4. "With the right management, there is a lot of opportunity. You have to be willing to work as a team, and improve yourself"

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    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Best Buy is helping customers enhance their lives through the latest technology.

    Cons

    If you are not under the right management, you may feel like you are stuck in your position.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and they will take care of your company. Treat them like I do not matter and what they think doesn't affect your business and you will be proven wrong. I have seen first-hand how a general manager can turn the atmosphere of an entire District around. To drive Improvement and to decrease turnover rate. I'm talking over 30 internal promotions in less than 2 years, and one of the best work families I've ever been a part of.


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Brentwood, MO
    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Brentwood, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helped pay for my education and provided healthcare. Great for high school and college students. Great team/family culture.

    Cons

    Considering that it is a premium retail big box store, with very high end products and a lot of training involved, it is hard to make a full time career after a certain point. The pay (for full time, let alone a specialty) does not match the amount of work that can be involved.


  6. "Great discount worse management"

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    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount! You cant beat any retails
    (If you are full time they pay for college )

    Cons

    Management sucks
    Promote/demoted all depends on how close you are will manager or gm
    Number (sales) doesn't matter

    Advice to Management

    Management need to focus on individuals who are willing to work and need to promote who is doing great what they should do


  7. "Below average"

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    Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Hartford, WI
    Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Hartford, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stay up to date with technology. Employee discounts.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Purposely give you just under full time hours so they don't have to provide benefits. Unethical selling of services to customers expected.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees enough to pay them a living wage. Stop making employees force services and credit cards down every customers throat.

  8. "Best Retail Enviornment"

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    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fair pay
    Supportive environment
    Opportunity to advance
    Employee Discount

    Cons

    Sales Driven
    Constantly changing
    Fast Paced


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great people. Not so great training."

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    Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people you get to work with at Best Buy are incredible. It was an excellent experience and I made some excellent connections during my time there.

    Cons

    The training is not the best. Most of the training is done in front of a computer where you watch numerous videos explaining the details of a product that customers are not interested in. In my case, I had an excellent sales manager who understood that and helped me anytime I had questions about a product or a sales technique they used.

    Advice to Management

    a shadow system is a better training tool than sitting employees down in front of a computer. It helps them get a better feel for how the company works and proper sales techniques.


  10. "Good Job, Decent Pay"

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    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Lexington, SC
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Lexington, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, good work environment, good management, and good employee pay incentives.

    Cons

    No real benefits for part time employees when it comes to health insurance which is a major need for someone working two jobs and 60 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Give part time employees better health benefits and insurance