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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. Love Corporate

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    Current Employee - Planner in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Coworkers are very friendly and it's generally a "fun" workplace. Very passionate workforce. There's a reason Best Buy is still around today in the age of Amazon. The leadership team is great, I would truly recommend friends or family to work here.

    Cons

    Some "legacy" people have been around for a long time and really shouldn't be managers.

    Advice to Management

    Add some of the management layers back into the company so that there's more room for upward mobility. Base pay is lower than most employees want, but the bonus is sizable if you're a good employee.

  2. Aggressive strategy and rebound

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy for more than 2 years

    Pros

    High energy workplace, great satisfaction, great teams

    Cons

    Too Centralized organization. Need more diversification

  3. Great Environment

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    Current Employee - Marketing Lead in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Best Buy is a fun place to work with a lot of really positive energy and people who want you to be successful.

    Cons

    It is a very large machine and can be difficult to navigate and determine a progressive career path.

  4. Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good place to start a career and learn a base skillset

    Cons

    Day to day is very redundant.

  5. Helpful (1)

    Salary

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    Former Employee - Property Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Overall the salaries are decent.

    Cons

    The number of hours required to be able to complete the tasks for the Property/Facility Manager position reduced the per hour salary significantly.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be sure that the tasks for a particular job are able to be accomplished in a reasonable amount of time.

  6. Best Buy and Best Company

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Competitive base pay (for a minimum wage job) Great Company Values Highly diverse employees

    Cons

    Customers get whatever they want if they complain enough It’s either overstaffed or way understaffed when working. Never just right, usually the latter.

    Advice to Management

    Have managers stick to the rule book instead of “key flicking” anything just to get the customer satisfied in the easiest way. Promote team building time and rewards like a budget for going out once a quarter or something so coworkers are less like coworkers and more like friends and family. We used to do that, we don’t do it anymore.

  7. Helpful (1)

    SVP Design of New Concepts, Store Design and Visual Merchandising

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Experience Design Group in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Operational Efficiencies and Practices and SG&A controls.

    Cons

    Lacks a Capital Deployment Strategy on Innovation Development with a new compensation model.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the Future regarding Design and the Customer Experience across channels. Hire a Chief Design Officer. Be focused on the end use presentation. Show the customer how to use, make it playful and educational. Empower Employees.

  8. Sr Buyer

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Minneapolis, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked here less than a year because I couldn't find anything positive as to how the company was run

    Cons

    Dysfunctional processes. Poor internal communication and direction

  9. Helpful (98)

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great development if you work with your leaders on it. Inside and outside training available. Really care about their employees. Some of the best benefits in the industry from healthcare to financial advisors to family planning. Corporate is very hands on in developing the company in a great way based on customer service. Holiday pay is great. Non commissioned in most sales positions but great bonuses if you hit...

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    Cons

    Every store runs quite a bit differently, management per store really controls how the store feels and operates. PTO when first becoming full time is unbearable low.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need a way to better understand how they are impacting he company and that what they are doing is actually helping the company progress. Employees seem to lose motivation due to not understanding the growth of the company.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Everything is fine

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    Former Employee - Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy for more than a year

    Pros

    1 - Great employee discounts 2 - Descent humans abound 3 - Retail experience is fairly valuable 4 - good parking 5 - interesting challenging work to tackle

    Cons

    1 - Stalled digital transformation 2 - Failed migration to product oriented work 3 - miserable performing laptops demonstrating incredible irony as they are internally geek squad supported

    Advice to Management

    Your digital transformation and migration to product oriented agile work have both stalled. Your staffers spend most of their time on securing project based funding, administrative overhead and cross team conciliations. The digital team versus the enterprise IT culture is unhealthy and any successes of either group do not drive change or adoption within the other. With the exit of the CDO and CIO these groups should...

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