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Best Buy Minneapolis Reviews

Updated January 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations" (in 1857 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable" (in 311 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hours are long and tough to manage work life balance" (in 498 reviews)

  • "New full-time employees PTO hours are extremely small" (in 563 reviews)

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  1. "Iz good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Exposure to new technologies
    * Appropriate time spent to complete knowledge acquisition
    * Management seems to trust workers
    * Co-workers generally and genuinely want to help

    Cons

    * Less documentation than you'd imagine
    * Some things are less organized than you'd imagine

    Advice to Management

    Have better documentation and be more organized? Like everyone, always.


  2. "Great Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Lead in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Lead in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

  3. "Best Experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Cyber Security Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Former Intern - Cyber Security Engineer in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meaningful project during internship. Everyone was easy to talk to. The internship was well structured.

    Cons

    I don have anything negative to talk about.

    Advice to Management

    Pre plan projects in a more structured manner.


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    The job was pretty cool

    Cons

    Can't think of too many cons


  5. "cs"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    best employees and environment for growth

    Cons

    there is no cons i can think of


  6. "Was okay at first"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apple Mobile Master in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Apple Mobile Master in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Discount, PTO, Holiday Pay

    Cons

    The Pay and Micro Management


  7. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    Employee discounts
    Pay is decent
    Nothing else

    Cons

    Demands too much for a position that doesnt offer commisssion.

    Advice to Management

    Offer commission

  8. "it's good for some people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent benefits and discounts on products

    Cons

    if you aren't friends with the right manager you don't move up.

    Advice to Management

    Don't wear out your best employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work as a PM, recently noticed someone commenting that we don't have a PMO department. But I have been with Best Buy for about 7 years and the PMO team has been established with Best Buy before I started.

    Cons

    Far too often good and great employees get burnt out because of poor Project Managers who do not have a basic or general idea of what is required as a Project manager, such as communication and knowing what is going on with your project instead of asking other departments who are not involved. As well as a lack of PMs having a basic knowledge of the concept of their project and department.

    Advice to Management

    It would be a lot easier to get projects done on time and within budget if there was more care put into vetting PMs and their competency of general and basic PM knowledge as well as subject knowledge of the department they work for. For example having a Marketing Project Manager managing the Technical Project with no back ground or technical knowledge or the desire to learn.


  10. "Canon Product Expert"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, fun environment and great place to work. Love working!

    Cons

    Managers need to be more focused on positive customer interactions and less focused on metrics.


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