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Best Buy Minneapolis Reviews

Updated January 26, 2018
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  • Work life balance but its retail (in 458 reviews)

  • Post holidays not many hours available for non-full time employees (in 526 reviews)

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  1. "Best Place to Work!!"

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (80)

    "Great company to work for."

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    • 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.

  3. "Corp HQ work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large Company
    Good vacation, number of PTO days

    Cons

    Yearly layoffs based on changing business strategies


  4. "Great bonuses, not so great leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salaries are competitive and the bonuses are great. People are generally friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant. Pockets of talent are exceptional (but that’s definitely not the standard—there’s a big swing, talent-wise)

    Cons

    Leadership is not taking the right steps to stay competitive, and I doubt the company will make it. They need to figure out a way forward beyond just cutting margin. And they need a clearer strategy around which projects get funded, so they can focus on fewer, more strategic pilots and actually give them time to work.


  5. "Love it"

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    • 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


  6. "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


  7. "Finance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Richfield, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting fast paced environment with fun people

    Cons

    Too large, difficult to get things accomplished. Focus isn't on performance. Senior managers tend to be uninformed on team results which results in poor decision making.

  8. "Fun but not worth it"

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    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.


  9. "Best place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, fun atmosphere, exciting projects, really nice campus

    Cons

    It's a large company, so there are a lot of processes to follow and a lot of red tape. Decisions require people from many departments.


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, interesting work, good pace

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits a little below rest of Twin Cities Market.


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