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Best Buy Minneapolis Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Employee Discount / Accommodations (in 1569 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about interacting with others (in 181 reviews)

Cons
  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 424 reviews)

  • I wish I could have been a full time employee (in 474 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Build and Release Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Former Contractor - Build and Release Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a really good company working for.

    Cons

    In my department there is a lot of work politics

  3. "Senior Data Scientist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Richfield, MN
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for and will learn a lot

    Cons

    nothing bad about the company

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  4. "Project / Release Manager (Consultant)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project/Release Manager (Consultant) in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Project/Release Manager (Consultant) in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    - great products/services
    - nice HQ facility with daycare onsite

    Cons

    - no company project management office (at the time I worked there each department did project management their own way, no common methodology or best practices)
    - Accenture has a large presence and they don't always collaborate with consultants from other firms

    Advice to Management

    put a PMO in place, establish best practices and eliminate waste/re-inventing the wheel


  5. "Customer service associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible job environment and schedules.

    Cons

    I dont have anything as cons for best buy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job.


  6. "Cashier/Sales Associate"

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

    I worked at Best Buy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome culture and you will make cool friends.

    Cons

    Sales can be stressful but we all have to overcome that eventually.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing you


  7. "Great culture with happy, smart and fun people. Office politics still has ways to go though."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - User Experience Research Assistant in Richfield, MN
    Current Contractor - User Experience Research Assistant in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best office cultures I've worked for. People do enjoy coming to work. Awesome headquarters office. Really do try to make work a place that can be fun and exciting.

    Cons

    Full time is hard to get. It's a sea of contractors. Or it feels that way. Light blue badges (what contractors wear) fill the hallways . Dark blue badges (what full timers wear) are tough to spot at times

    Advice to Management

    Streamline your contractor process

  8. "Great Place to Work. CEO's Vision is on point."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing 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 teamwork. Flexible work environment. Loads of opportunities. Hubert Jolie is an amazing CEO and has breathed a breath of fresh air into the company. It's nice not having one of the "good ol' boys" running the show.

    Cons

    Like any large company, there is a lot of red tape that you need to navigate. There are a lot of silos - more cross-functionality would be helpful.


  9. "Incredible workplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary, positive workplace culture with very fun co-workers. Huge cafeteria and Caribou Coffee on site.

    Cons

    None. My entire experience was positive.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever change.


  10. "Ups and Downs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oakdale, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oakdale, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good discount
    -Easy Sales Goals
    -Good People

    Cons

    -Low Opportunities for advancement
    -Low pay for whole sales floor
    -Disorganized Management
    -Schedule comes out very short notice

    Advice to Management

    -Listen more to employees, don't treat them so disposable.


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