Best Buy Reviews in Huntsville, AL | Glassdoor

Best Buy Huntsville Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
14 reviews

Filter

Filter

Huntsville, AL

3.7
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO

14 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 446 reviews)

  • I wish I could have been a full time employee (in 509 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great place to work. Great management."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive pay scale, good discount

    Cons

    Holiday season is extremely busy.


  2. "Great College Gig"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile SAS Lead Sales Consultant in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile SAS Lead Sales Consultant in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked for the mobile store for two years. Pay was decent and the discounts on accessories and wireless service was great.

    Cons

    The clients not understand how wireless technology and plans work. Holiday season in retail.

    Advice to Management

    My store had great managers. Took care of their employees and really encouraged the team work attitude.

  3. "Sales Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I found really solid connections and grew as a person while working for Best Buy. I also learned a lot about product management in the work place for Sales and Business purposes. My overall experience was enriching because of the non-stop courses offered to me as a sales associate.

    Cons

    Often times I was stuck having to work alone in the work environment due to being a part-time employee, however, I learned to quickly adjust to manage my time properly while working alone within my department.

    Advice to Management

    I believe that the seasonal product placement and packaging could have been better for the customers that ventured to my department. Many of the customers that wanted to buy products in large quantities directly from the best buy store had no way of getting large bundled products.


  4. "Best company to work for in the industry!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing store level team and upper level management!!

    Cons

    Loved my position and the company, the people that I worked with were awesome!!


  5. "enjoyable work enivorment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great working environment, discounts, work great way to network

    Cons

    every job has its flaws. over all, I enjoy working for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Management is decent but could always use improvement


  6. "Depends on the store"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Bonus, discount, some cool managers, relaxed in Geek Squad

    Cons

    Work you to death, no commission even when you sell millions of dollars for the company, little to no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Hire better talent, promote within company, don't play favorites.


  7. "It's ok. Just stay on the managers good side, which means sucking up to the right people."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is cool (depends on the department) cool associates, fun when you meet your goals, lots of cool prizes. It was fun while I worked there.

    Cons

    Lot of gossip, managers are messy and big headed, Petty managers run and tell each other everything and then turn around and talk about each other. Management is crooked and like to sleep with employees. Some managers like to think they are high and mighty. A lot of under the table work.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up, stop getting involved with drama.

  8. "Nice Pay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operation Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Operation Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company with good benefits. Pay was good and fair. Fun place to work and good people. Great for students and teachers. Bonuses were really good

    Cons

    Worked long hours at times but it pays off. Christmas time is hard on the family but its retail. Can't say anything bad about Best Buy . Not sure where the company will be in 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    PRESTIGE MANAGEMENT

    To many high level store support position that really


  9. "STRESSSSSSSSS"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Discount, Nice Break room

    Cons

    Stress, Low Pay to work ratio. High expectations of sales. Treated like commissioned sales with out the benefits of commission. Long hours with no lunch or break(against the law? not in Alabama!) No advancement in company. Restructure every 6months of management.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to stop Micro managing every detail. Trust your employees to do their jobs the way you should have trained them. Don't evaluate Job promotions on the questions answered in interview instead base advancement on track record of the employees being considered.


  10. "Learned a lot"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Deputy of Counter Intelligence (DCI) in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Deputy of Counter Intelligence (DCI) in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, great coworkers, a lot of different exposure to the business and technical

    Cons

    Upper Management didnt care enough, a lot of regular leadership changes, no chance t build real relationships or teams

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time leading your people and less time managing


Showing 14 of 15,264 reviews
Reset Filters