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Best Buy Lafayette Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 446 reviews)

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

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  1. "Computer sales"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discounts and good sales training

    Cons

    Demanding not much time off

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more flexible with schedule especially with college students trying to have a life while working


  2. "It was alright"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great coworkers, fun management
    -Always nice to have an inside look at new tech

    Cons

    -Not always a lot to do. Had a lot of down time. No room for growth.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not the worst for retail"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees are friendly, opportunities for advancement, discounts are pretty nice. Full time employees get amazing benefits. You get recognized for performing well, and if you need help to perform better, management is always quick to provide resources. Management is generally great

    Cons

    Occasional rude customers, rare scheduling issues. It IS retail so customers sometimes get caught in the bad spot of a policy and you're unable to help them, even though it seems unfair. There is NO opportunity for a raise until after a year of employment, which seems insane.

    Advice to Management

    Keep schedules more consistent - no one wants to be scheduled 5 days/wk for one week and then only two short shifts the following week. There should DEFINITELY be an opportunity to get a raise, even if it's a small one, within the first 6 months.


  4. "BestBuy"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The employees are great, the management is good (usually), and the products are fun.

    Cons

    The pay is ridiculously inconsistent. New employees can make the cap while those that have been there for 8 years and/or perform consistently make significantly less.

    Advice to Management

    Make the pay scale consistent and fair.


  5. "Best Buy Mobile Stand Alone Store Sales Lead/ Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was okay while I was in college.

    Cons

    It seriously is like a cult


  6. "Good sales experience but unprofessional environment."

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    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great first time experience for sales and fantastic employee discount. Top management was passionate about moving the company forward and empowered team members.

    Cons

    Scheduling was horrible and did not accommodate for working students. Direct manager was never on sales floor and the pressure to sell was too high for a non-commissioned workplace.


  7. "Geek Squad"

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The flexibility of hours and employee discount were great. Some of the fellow employess were at times dishonest and misrepresented services and the need for them.

    Cons

    Lack of time off during Holiday season.Some of the fellow employess were at times dishonest and misrepresented services and the need for them.

    Advice to Management

    Geek Squad members should be required to complete an entry level tech training before being allowed to be dubbed an IT expert. The big push for services is great but sometimes customers gain better trust and patronize a store in which they have faith they will not be take advantage of.

  8. "fun place"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Discount and very fun place to work. I built long term relationships with the people there. You can move up if you can sale.

    Cons

    If the store is doing well then everything is cool. Soon as there is a problem mangers try to prove they our managers. very fake>?

    Advice to Management

    If you work hard and sale you can move up. Focus on making you department hit sale goals and hit them


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