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Best Buy Manager Reviews

Updated March 23, 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. "Great Place for Advancement"

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

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, lots of great co-workers, management mostly cares

    Cons

    You can be forgotten quickly, the longer you're there you become stuck in roles

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about your most tenured employees.


  2. "Love the culture of the company. Always thinking ahead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Ocoee, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Ocoee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Team oriented and always people first. Great benefits

    Cons

    A little too political to move up some times. Lots of networking and not just how you performed. Not many cons

  3. "Pacific Sales"

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

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome company, great benefits, lots of opportunities. Build great friendships. Learn a lot about running a business, if you choose too.

    Cons

    Can be really challenging at times. Company policy creates roadblocks at times. As always, customers can be difficult in retail. Have to deal with impatient and moronic people at times.

    Advice to Management

    Improve work / life balance.


  4. "Awesome"

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and great electronics to least about

    Cons

    Work life balance and seasonal schedule

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I should have been moved on."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot from this company. The bonus for Managers are good they use to be great.

    Cons

    Long hours if you a Manager.
    Favoritisms from upper Manager.
    Corporate walks very stressful.
    Will demote you if you not hitting your goals.

    Advice to Management

    Stop Hiring young Managers to run the company. Customers and Employees do not like it. Listen to your employees. Hire more Females into Management.


  6. "Not the same....."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount is great. Focus on change to remain relevant in the retail space was good.

    Cons

    In order to remain relevant they had to get rid of high paying people that have been around a long time. Cost cuts... Discounts to consumers and margin crunch is real. Pay seems good, but when don't have work life balance, not as good as it seems. No Loyalty to the people making it happen.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people


  7. "Solid company, good pay, good direction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Ability to build a culture
    - Ownership of the business end to end
    - Stabilized from years past, much better environment
    - Competitive pay and benefits and incentive packages

    Cons

    - Poor placement of HR leadership, don't have the support to manage change when needed, can't be effective in being consistent around performance managing
    - Too many pipe dream projects, impacting teams lives and schedules to gain a fraction of the competitive market
    - Loss prevention has more say in your day to day than your boss, accusatory attitudes that everyone is immoral or unethical. LP senior leaders are not trustworthy

    Advice to Management

    - Streamline the HR/LP roles to have one in each location

  8. "Great Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunities, pay, people, lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Work life balance is hard. once salary you work pretty much every day


  9. "Assistant store manager that’s gets hourly pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere good place for a team environment

    Cons

    Nights, weekends and holiday you work

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time visiting stores


  10. "This Position has a Great Compensation Plan"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Manager in Lady Lake, FL
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Manager in Lady Lake, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great compensation plan with unlimited bonus potential and good benefits.

    Cons

    They have company values they say they profess, but in reality, they discriminate against age and aren't receptive to employee suggestions. Hiring practices are suspect. Lots of nepotism and you need to be part of the "Clique" to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the voice of your employees. Our concerns are real and they need to get their heads out of the sand and address real morale issues. Take advantage of your Senior Talent.