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Best Buy Minneapolis Reviews

Updated April 20, 2018
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  • Work-life balance is difficult to perfect (in 474 reviews)

  • hours were not always the best considering im a full time student (in 544 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (91)

    "Great company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    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 (More than 5 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 goals.

    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.


  2. "Great environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paid Search Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Paid Search Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture
    Excellent people and talent
    Discount
    Work life balance

    Cons

    None I can think of

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Everything is fine"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Contractor - Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy as a contractor (Less 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 have been recombined to complete the digital transformation and to truly adopt agile product oriented funding and execution. The move not to do so in the selection of leadership makes it very clear that there is no urgency to improve or change and that yesterday’s methods of managing the herd will do just fine.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow the company is great. The CEO vision is keeping the company on the path to growth. Fun product category to work in.

    Cons

    Managers are horribly trained. Interview skills are atrocious. Many interview based on trying to prove you are wrong for the job versus being curious and open minded about what you can bring to a job. They cannot see beyond the skills that they have defined for a position.

    Advice to Management

    Like many other roles, Manager should receive a bonus based on a rating of both their skills and talents for working with a team. And Favortism should be a heavily weighted score.


  5. "Fun company with good people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Demand Planning Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Demand Planning Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance allows for time better spent elsewhere. Benefits are decent, with great vacation time. Fun and fast paced environment.

    Cons

    The biggest con of the company is it often lacks connection to its purpose or to customers. Very business focused with out much mention of any bigger purpose.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They take good care of you. The best pto plan out there. Nothing like it at least five weeks off

    Cons

    Xmas season. You will be forced to work very long hours and ther s not much u can do about it

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people better wages


  7. "Love it"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Education Agent in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Technology Education Agent in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love it all so much

    Cons

    None at all none none

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing

  8. "hard knocks experienced"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    great potential for customers and location

    Cons

    Poor vision and financial planning

    Advice to Management

    invest and be patient


  9. "Fun but not worth it"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Team environment
    - Competitive in a fun way
    - Learning opportunities
    - Employee discount and vendor accommodations
    - A lot of training
    - It's a fun place to be and to work

    Cons

    - Most employees are part time
    - Difficult to earn full time status
    - A lot of meetings that happened without being scheduled in advanced. Often times these were early in the morning before the store opened, or late at night after it closed.
    - Hours cut drastically if not back to school time or a holiday. There were times I worked 1 shift per week. Can't live on that.
    - NUMBERS NUMBERS NUMBERS PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE
    - The performance incentive is not well structured. You bonus based on how well the store reaches it's revenue goal, not on your own personal performance. They think this increases teamwork, but it really makes you despise those who under perform.

    Advice to Management

    Give proper incentive to your employees. Don't make them rely upon other people's success. Each individual will be successful if they know they will get rewarded for it, with more than just a gold star and a congratulations at the morning meeting.


  10. "Best Place to Work!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Buy is a forward thinking company with fantastic leadership!
    They treat each one of their employees as they are a valued team member. They have taken care of each employee during all the disasters and hardships that have happened across the US and Puerto Rico.
    This is a company that continues to give back to its stakeholders, employees, and the community.
    It is an awesome feeling to be part of a company that continues strategically think about what the future holds.

    Cons

    There are not many downsides to working here.


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