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Best Buy Inventory Specialist Reviews

Updated March 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations" (in 1863 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable" (in 314 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hours are long and tough to manage work life balance" (in 502 reviews)

  • "New full-time employees PTO hours are extremely small" (in 563 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Porter Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Porter Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really fun to work here with great people to back you up.

    Cons

    Could be challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    Always search for more ways to solidify your connection to the employees and their connection with each other.


  2. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money for the time worked

    Cons

    Understaffed, employee retention sucks bad

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employee needs

  3. "Dont work at Glendale location!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not pros really bad place to work

    Cons

    No good hours available
    Sketchiness going on with hourly pay want let you put in overtime, "put it in for next week"
    No breaks provided "we dont take breaks that ls only for store employees (cashiers, customer service)

    Advice to Management

    Re train your manager at Glendale most of the time was not present and couldn't solve some problems because of his lack of intervention


  4. "Inventory Specialist Position"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Monroeville, PA
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family Like Environment
    Work is appreciated
    You learn everyday

    Cons

    Work can get overwhelming
    Lack of hours


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Counting My Days"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Employee discount
    -Benefits (401k match, tuition reimbursement, misc. discounts, etc.)
    -Work/life balance in sales/inventory is good, no work to bring home with you. It gets hectic and hours are long over the holidays, but there is plenty of good money to be made during that time.

    Cons

    -Performance metrics are prioritized above all else.
    -Staff seemingly hired based on availability over skills and experience. Makes more work for more experienced employees. Bad seasonals were kept despite proof of their poor performance just because they had open availability.
    -New hires often paid more than those who have been with the company longer. Don't expect a raise outside of what you get annually. Good performance is often not enough to warrant a raise, those who do get raises outside of this are often managers' pets.
    -Most employees do not care about their job, often make it verbally apparent.
    -There seems to be a culture of fear instilled by territory/market managers, visits from them to a store mean all store managers and dept. leads freak out up to it.
    -Dept. specific tasks are not well allocated, daily task lists are more of a nudge at what you should do vs. what actually happens.
    -Accountability is almost non-existent for anything except stealing product.
    -Unless its the holidays, you will probably not get all of the hours you are scheduled for in a closing shift (great if you're on salary, not so much as an hourly).

    Advice to Management

    -Hiring practices should be scrutinized, availability should not be the end-all qualification for the job.
    -Good performers should be rewarded, not scoffed at when asking for a raise. This may sound surprising, but paying good performers competitively will undoubtedly motivate their continued performance.
    -Tasks need to be clearly allocated and accountability needs to be enforced, too often are people told to do one thing then conveniently "forget" about it.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Porter Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Porter Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The energy is great, the work is challenging but rewarding, and the company makes an effort for its employees.

    Cons

    Could be stressful at times, so it's best if you can handle the pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and encourage your employees to seek growth in your company!


  7. "Pretty chill"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Brownsville, TX
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Brownsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great environment, discounts. Good management, Good coworkers

    Cons

    There really is no con to me.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

  8. "Fine part time job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    bonus are fine and the employee discount is okay

    Cons

    No real way of moving up


  9. "Great Company and Values"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company places a strong emphasis on the employee experience and provides a wide variety of tools and training for the employees to succeed. There's a lot of great technology to experience and learn about while also getting an incredible discount on purchases as well.

    Cons

    Promotions in the stores is basically a waiting game, and it can be especially hard to get into a leadership role at a store that performs well.


  10. "Best Retail Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Fultondale, AL
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Fultondale, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding company motto
    Fun work environment
    Great management
    Lots to learn about electronics

    Cons

    Might work with someone that is annoying