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Best Buy Minneapolis Reviews

Updated June 8, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 479 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 547 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (97)

    "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.


  2. "Best Place to Work!!"

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    • 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.

  3. "Geek Squad Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and also good benefits

    Cons

    None. Great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  4. "Growth offered but can be limited"

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    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership for the most part is interested in keeping team motivated. There is growth potential. Employee benefits are great.

    Cons

    For the most part if you aren't interested in moving, then you have juste limited your growth potential.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great retail environment to work in. The company provides great benefits for anyone that takes the time to seek them out including health benefits, stock purchase plans, 401K, vacation for full time employees, and tuition reimbursement to name a few. Each store can provide a different experience based on the leadership team but for the most part you'll find yourself in a great work environment. The company as a whole is dedicated to improving the business and addressing areas of opportunity to ensure long term success.

    Cons

    No major cons, it's a big box retail company that is still able to present a good overall employee experience at any level. Internal promotions generally do not garner the same salary as someone that is coming from the outside which can be frustrating for someone looking to grow long term with the company. Holidays don't exist anymore working here either. They stay open for every major holiday except Easter and Christmas and expect everyone to be able to work on the other holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on growing the business and staying competitive. Great job ensuring employees have the needed resources both for the job and at the personal level. Look at promoting internal candidates at a more competitive rate instead of "low balling" them, which is a known and sadly accepted practice with most leaders.


  6. "Great Company with Bad Top-Down Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Best Buy is like having a second family. The store I worked at was very supportive of each other and employees were not afraid or shy to help others.

    Cons

    The corporate setup of this company is failing and they seem to be going about fixing it in the most ridiculous ways. It is also difficult to successfully climb the ranks within the company and true loyalty seems to count for very little.


  7. "Bitter Sweet"

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

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

    Pros

    Access to newest technology, Discounts

    Cons

    Typical retail environment at times, which means no work life balance

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    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

    I enjoyed my time working at Best Buy.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any cons, Best Buy was an okay job.


  9. "Part-time never wanted to give full time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts on best buy related items.

    Cons

    They are like any other company that watches labor hours so nobody gets overtime.

    Advice to Management

    so-so


  10. "-"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits catered towards employee.

    Cons

    Prepare yourself in being pushed to your limits on your workload

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee satisfaction so it affects customer service positively. Putting too much pressure on employees doesn't make them have a good day at work.


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