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Updated January 17, 2018
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 451 reviews)

  • PTO when first becoming full time is unbearable low (in 519 reviews)

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  1. "sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    awesome management
    good hours
    great discounts
    easy day to day tasks

    Cons

    minimal breaks
    very slow days
    no commisions


  2. "Samsung Expert"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in League City, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in League City, TX

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

    Pros

    Great discount good perks and good Samsung training

    Cons

    Incompetent young co-workers who work to pay a phone bill

    Advice to Management

    Let the Samsung expert be a Samsung expert. I got tired of selling dishwashers

  3. "Good job...."

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    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great discount and accommodations. Easy job once you understand how to do what is required from you. Yup....

    Cons

    Management is great but often times are focused on sales rather than focusing on customer experience, sales are great to have but if the customer is not satisfied they will not come back.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your workers ability to get the job done and how to keep your worker satisfied financially


  4. "Sale Associate"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Great all around learning experience of all departments!
    Room for growth and advancement!

    Cons

    If hired as seasonal, be prepared to be overworked during the holidays

    Advice to Management

    Provide extended training to associates


  5. "Good college job"

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on location and staff, very flexible.

    Cons

    Your shifts aren't always on same day, so expect to plan ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Remember, you've been in the shoes of a normal sales consultant


  6. "Best place so far"

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    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family environment, real good team, discounts, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours

    Cons

    Sometimes customers can be ride but that's retail

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  7. "Mobile Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, employee discounts, great management

    Cons

    Low paying, Little room for advancement

  8. "Starts out good but"

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount
    Fun customers
    Great 3rd party vendor representatives
    Smart coordination of Black Friday

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance
    Low wages and little room for raises
    Low advancement opportunities
     poor and lazy management store and district level
    Poor communication
    Company preys on work ethic of hard workers and expects them to pick up the slack of lazy employees
    Delagation of labor from leadership to entry level employees
    Favoritism of employees who are obient to the management team
    Poor employee equipment, broken down computers and printers that are as old as the company.
    No outlet to address concerns/ falls on deaf ears
    Lack of quality hiring decisions, management concerned about head count instead of good knowledge and hard working employees

    Advice to Management

    Do your job, take responsibility for the employees not doing their job instead of putting that work load on the backs of hard working employees. Be friendly and personable. Keep an open door policy so issues and concerns can be addressed without worry of repercussions


  9. "It's the best paying and most flexible job for a college student"

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great pay relative to other retail jobs
    Extremely flexible schedule

    Cons

    Managers will always have favorites


  10. "The business will just take from you! No matter your advancements for the business!"

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geek Squad Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full time benefits! Tuition assistance program, health regiment programs, assistance programs mental, financial and social. accommodations through manufacturers. Purchasing programs that give employees a cheaper price. In which some associates still cannot afford it.

    Cons

    Everything about the company is a lie! The company under pays all the current positions at Best Buy. They preach coach and train when it fact each store has many associates that lack training and are normally thrown in the trenches before training or OJT has occurred. The hiring is not any better! They promote sometimes politically in which wrong man hired for the job will then hire people that are have no talent or drive for the position they are hired in. Another issue that plagues stores is the lazy Management! Managers should be out on the floor leading and setting the example to their supervisors and associates.

    Advice to Management

    C.Y.O.A.
    Communication and acknowledgment!!!


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