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Best Buy Minneapolis Reviews

Updated March 11, 2019
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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. "Computer Sales consultant"

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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 part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and good pay

    Cons

    no cons or issues


  2. "Great Company To Work For"

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    Former Contractor - Graphic Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Contractor - Graphic Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Structured and warm environment that has great people to work with.

    Cons

    Travel time and the parking garage is tough to navigate.

  3. "Excellent environment for personal growth"

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

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

    Pros

    In my many years at Best Buy, I've been amazed at the caliber of people with whom I work. Team members bring an enormous amount of passion to the work they do, and Best Buy leadership shows it cares for its employees through good pay and benefits - and continual review so that we can do our best to deliver an excellent employee experience.

    Cons

    Super fast-paced and can be overwhelming at times - but if you focus, have a willingness to learn and contribute, and can find the ability to enjoy the ride, you'll be here as long as I have - or longer! I'm truly grateful.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees' bandwidth and energy - and your own. We're all driving to great outcomes, but need space to breathe.


  4. "Great discount, fairly mediocre job"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in Oakdale, MN
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in Oakdale, MN
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount was amazing and I bought way too many things when I worked there. Also, Best Buy does a lot of internal promotions.

    Cons

    Some of the coworkers were rude, and management was unintelligent.


  5. "Everything bad about a large company"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Warranty Fulfillment in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Corporate Warranty Fulfillment in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work indoors!

    Cons

    Everything else. Horrible working conditions re: management and other workers watching you, waiting for you to make an error. Very Clique-y. Managers don't want to do their jobs, will tell employees to say that they are managers on the phone to customers. Punching out to use the bathroom. A coffee cup icon is used to show that you are not on the phone! Why not just use a person sleeping? The whole culture of this department was oppressive. People tattling on one anther as if anything could possibly be done wrong with everyone watching so closely.

    Advice to Management

    What an awful way to treat people. I can't believe that I stayed as long as I did. Talk about "Big Brother"! I am embarrassed as a Minnesotan that this company is head quartered here. Just say NO to Best Buy, both as a customer or an employee. They are shady both ways.


  6. "Not bad for a starting job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Minnetonka, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and discounts, and easy to apply

    Cons

    Very stressful sales goals, like commission sales without getting the commission


  7. "Bad vibes , not fun"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Maple Grove, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like that it was fast paced business where things are always moving. Co workers were nice and easy to get along with. Some leadership were really welcoming and nice as well.

    Cons

    Hassle to get days off. Most of Leadership is not welcoming and give off a very uncomfortable vibe. You either fit their little "squad" or didn't and if you did not it was a horrible place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Please try and make your workers feel more comfortable.

  8. "Aggressive strategy and rebound"

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

    I worked at Best Buy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    High energy workplace, great satisfaction, great teams

    Cons

    Too Centralized organization. Need more diversification


  9. "Average job"

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good relationship with mangers. Pay is comparable to other security jobs

    Cons

    Dealing with high school employees... on your feet all day... little chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    During counseling discuss upward mobility within the company.


  10. "Great"

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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

    It a great place to work at, it is Fun and relax.

    Cons

    Do not pay much ya.


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