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Updated April 24, 2017
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  • not the best great work life balance (in 414 reviews)

  • Working up to full-time means you are part-time for awhile (in 461 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere for first job or as an extra job

    Cons

    Hours Depending On Department (Sales)


  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Double Agent (DA) in Rosenberg, TX
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Double Agent (DA) in Rosenberg, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay, good benefits. I've been with the company for 14 years with several job titles. There is always something new to learn.

    Cons

    No complaints. The job I do is very demanding and is stressful with little support from the management. It's basically like running your own business.

    Advice to Management

    Add incentives to reduce turnover rate


  3. "Change of Management Hurt Experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Humble, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Humble, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good employee discount. Usually flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Management really dictates how good or bad your experience will be


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  5. "Warehouse"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts are nice for the most part

    Cons

    Bases how many hours to give for a store to used based on sales & not what's really needed


  6. "I had some complications, but the workplace itself wasn't bad for the most part"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, quiet environment most of the time, good teamwork

    Cons

    Truck nights and the amount of time they could take, lack of organization, limited or no amount of incentives for the warehouse staff (aka no contests like the rest of the departments had), "blackout" period of requesting off from the end of October until some point in February due to holidays

    I also personally had an odd situation where I was hired under one job code (Inventory Specialist) while doing a different job after being hired (Merchandising Specialist). Someone else had the opposite at the same time but left after half a year. I got a little "screwed over" later on and was forced into inventory when they changed things in the back. This caused me to be pushed into a job that I had no knowledge of and I had to train myself and ask for training when that shouldn't have been the case if I was put into the position to start with.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your people are being hired under the correct job? And ensure that your employees feel like you care about them. Nothing is worse than feeling like you don't mean anything.


  7. "It's okay if you're a student but don't expect much growth"

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    Current Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid time off, tuition reimbursement. They work with your school schedule too.

    Cons

    Bonuses are small and hard to achieve, very little room for growth, yearly review gives you a very small pay raise even if you are the top performer in your department

    Advice to Management

    Good compensation can be a motivator for performance. Remember that turnover because of pay is a lot more expensive in the long run than giving better pay raises to staff.


  8. "It's a cool laid back environment but with no room to grow."

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees and management are very kind and fair to deal with. Laid back environment.

    Cons

    Low wages. Have found employees who have had less experience start out with much hugher base pay. Raises were anywhere from 28 cents to 50 cents annually.

    They don't really provide clear instructions on how to complete a task. Expected to learn from elearnings.

    No room for promotion since all management has seemed to work for the company for 15 years. You have to reinterview for a promotion which is ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Don't rely on an interview as the basis for a promotion. Base it off the work performance.


  9. "Assistant Store manager-Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    great environment and loved working with employees and customers

    Cons

    upper leadership shows favoritism and doesn't follow through with development and trainings.

    Advice to Management

    be consistent and manage with out emotions and prejudice


  10. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Conroe, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sales Training was provided. I was able to learn very valuable information.
    Although this was a training session that isn't always offered.

    Cons

    Pay is low considering the amount of impact you can have on a store.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more incentives to good employees to increase revenue.


  11. "Okay for a little while"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Humble, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Humble, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Fast Pace
    Poor Hour
    Benefits
    401K
    Discounts
    One nice manager

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Poor Pay
    Rude Co-workers
    Terrible Breaks


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