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Updated August 7, 2018
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  • "Work-life balance is difficult to perfect" (in 478 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 549 reviews)

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  1. "Retail Leader"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - District Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, Core Values, Executive Leadership team

    Cons

    Work Practices vary between leaders

    Advice to Management

    Nose to the grindstone


  2. "Many Pros, a Few cons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager- Connections
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager- Connections
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focus on development, salary matches effort level, competitive, ability to move locations and departments and learn a lot of different skills

    Cons

    Hours are horrible, results are expected regardless of circumstances, work-life balance is not prioritized, restructures over the years have made it hard for young leaders to move past a certain level

  3. "SpecialtySales Manager-Connection"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager- Connections in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager- Connections in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    best benefits in the industry

    Cons

    Not really any cons working here


  4. "General Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - General Manager in Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, employee purchase program, great vacation, benifits, and a company that truly values their employees.

    Cons

    Retail hours, Stock Purchase program needs a face lift, and new employees get the same amount of vacation as a tenured employee

    Advice to Management

    Set a more structured interview process, interviewers need to go through a "How to interview program" remember they are the face of the company to potiential employees. I would have HR do final interviews with top internal and external candidates to guarentee a fair and unbaised interview process has been done.


  5. "Family"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ASM Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - ASM Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Amazing discount. Homie way from home.

    Cons

    Black Friday hours. Micro managing at the district levels at times , by the hour.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hold grudges. When you have people wanting to come back who left in the right way, they should be given a fair chance to do so.


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, fast pace, new technology, and people. Growth to leadership.

    Cons

    Micro-managing by everyone and everything you sell. You have to be in the “boys” club to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Dont over look great talent, this how a company struggles with talent. A loss to you is a gain to someone else.


  7. "Good place to start your career, if you like retail."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager - Pacific Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager - Pacific Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, solid benefits, lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    Working nights, weekends, and just a about every holiday. GMs that only seem to average 30 hours/week and think they know what's going on in the store. Not a very professional atmosphere with mostly young employees. 3rd party delivery teams and installers have tons of issues.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the fulfilment & delivery/install issues in appliances and you could rule the market in that category.

  8. "Specialty Store Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialty Store Manager in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Specialty Store Manager in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training and Development, Pay Structure, and Benefits

    Cons

    Restructures that affect employees, work-life balance.


  9. "Senior General Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior General Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior General Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High pace, you never get bored.
    High pay.

    Cons

    Boys club.
    Due to high and ever changing expectations turnover is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from Challenge and Change.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, Always evolving the business to stay relavent and competitive.

    Cons

    Growth Opportunities, job codes need to be updated.