Best Buy Jacksonville Reviews

Updated Mar 16, 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A realistic review from ...someone who would know exactly."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A laid back work environment, with easily obtainable goals, if you simply pay attention to yourself, development and growth. You gotta try a little bit. You help customers and the time goes by. A good job for millenials. Average age ranges from 18-35. Most are in their 20's. Listen, this is a easy job. If you're thinking about applying, go ahead and get off here and apply. Its not that big of a deal to be on here. It is a name brand job on your resume, a OK discount system. It is a SECURE job. Very secure. If you have a good leader they will teach you so much.

    Cons

    Cons depend on your Management/Supervisory Team and your directly reporting leader, rather than the job itself. This is not a bad job by nature. It is a good job by nature. Cons depend on the location, the location's current struggles at this job. If a certain market initiative is a priority, a badly calibrated manager will constantly be repeating this over and over and over and over and over again. It's never rude, though. But it ends up being so obnoxious that at times, you almost wish they would just be rude. Lol. In this example, they may also ask "where's those credit cards hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" and if this is going on a lot, the cringe can make you want to go play in traffic. Or, if your own location is doing badly in a category, they will summon weekend trainings. If they are doing badly in many categories, there will be ...weekend trainings for.... all the bad things, making it inescapable to be there for one thing or the other thing, if that is happening. And, staffing is not as prevalent as it used to be so you cover a lot of floor when it's busy - but when it's slow, and nobody is shopping it's agonizingly boring for a long time. You think that would be cool, but you can only BS so long before you run out of BS to do and then you actually begin to do the BS parts of your job because you are just that bored in those times. Then it gets busy and the manager, if they aren't that good at this yet, starts freaking out and pointing out where to go. Then they run the other direction, so they can continue doing nothing, just like you were, during the previous pause in traffic. lol Speaking of that, leadership positions are not in strong supply anymore, so if you want to move up, you'd better wait until someone else transfers out of their position (they won't because there aren't any positions to transfer into) or rarely, gets terminate, or voluntarily steps down, usually for a oopsie they did to themselves.

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  2. "good"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Technician in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    good good okay not bad

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  3. "Good company if full time management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount, flexible schedule for college student

    Cons

    Part time so no benefits, low base salary

  4. "Stay away"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay and nice coworkers

    Cons

    Manager promised 25+ hours a week. Got that for 2 weeks before getting cut to about 8.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best Buy Decent Opportunity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee Discount, Fun environment/coworkers, Tuition reimbursement, Bonuses, PTO

    Cons

    Retail, Holidays, Rate of growth within the company to move up (takes awhile to be promoted)

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  6. "It’s a job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learning about new technology.

    Cons

    Pay. High turn over rate.

  7. "cashier"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Cashier in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy for more than a year

    Pros

    deals, coupons, good service for you

    Cons

    late working with customers at night

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  8. "Amazing job but hard to move out of retail division."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Augustine, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay for the industry and great team to work for, good environment to work in for both big stores and small mobile.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is hit or miss, big locations are extremely difficult to move up in. smaller mobile locations are easier to move up. No real support in moving out of retail division into a more skilled branch.

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  9. "You're joking right"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great CO-Workers, pretty decent benefits for someone who makes little to no money working there.

    Cons

    The pay sucks even though you but your butt. You get treated like crap by customers and your manager never backs you up. I literally had stuff thrown at me and nothing ever happened. Management never notices your hard work, so you never move up. EMPTY PROMISES made.

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  10. ""Proper MONEY MANAGEMENT""

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I gave Best Buy the very best 3 1/2 years of my life and I'm not no "spring chicken"! It's a great place to work, some awesome people, lots of room for raises and promotions and recognition...

    Cons

    I 100% disagree with getting terminated and not being able to collect unemployment while seeking new employment...I was ready to call my attorney.

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