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Best Buy Mobile Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 446 reviews)

  • I wish I could have been a full time employee (in 509 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is usually willing to work with your schedule
    Good bonus structure

    Cons

    Sometimes management pressures for sales goals if your on the sales floor


  2. "Great company to work for but my store has a terrible management team. The general manager loves using fear tactics."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising/Inventory Specialist in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Merchandising/Inventory Specialist in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer a pretty good amount of vacation time for full time employees and they also match 5% on 401k

    Cons

    Company doesn't give enough hours to complete certain tasks. Always required to do someone else's job and then held accountable for not finishing own job. You get in trouble for not taking a lunch. Management says you have to find someone to cover your lunch, but you're the only one working.

    Advice to Management

    Turn around rate wouldn't be so high if you'd stop talking to employees in a condescending manner. Be genuinely kind.

  3. "Coworkers were great. Company? Not so much."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The managers at my store were GREAT. My coworkers were GREAT. The general manager did a great job at selecting his people. I learned a lot about many things.

    Cons

    Retail is terrible. It's mostly the customers though. Agents are treated like catch-alls even if the desk is full of customers.

    Advice to Management

    You should tie in management bonuses with employee retention.


  4. "Best Buy Mobile Sales Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile - Sales Consultant in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile - Sales Consultant in Mobile, AL

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

    Pros

    The employee discount and attractive discount on cell service if you get a concession through one of the wireless carriers.

    Cons

    I did not feel that the pay was very competitive. Also, it was difficult to get any break from working nights and weekends. Growth opportunities were very limited.

    Advice to Management

    Foster an environment in which driven employees can excel. Many good employees left our store because their desire to grow within the company was ignored.


  5. "They worked around my schedule for class and kids."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a good place to work, hours of operation were convenient, the people there were nice.

    Cons

    The registers and computer systems were very outdated and crashed continuously.


  6. "Merchandising/Inventory Specialists"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid-back; Energetic; Discount; Good environment to work in; People in departments are awesome.

    Cons

    No growth; Over-worked underpaid. Too many managers

    Advice to Management

    HELP out sometimes. It gets tough.


  7. "Best Buy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leadership in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Leadership in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with the other employees is amazing. They definitely believe in having fun.

    Cons

    company lay-offs were unexpected, and have truly impacted the lives of its tenured employees in a very bad way.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to put your employees first.

  8. "Best Buy Credit Card"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Wtiter in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Best Buy Wtiter in Mobile, AL

    Pros

    Best Buy Credit Card have some features, like special offers and plans.

    Cons

    people compain about credit limit

    Advice to Management

    They should correct the limits.


  9. "Best Buy. One of Fortune Top 50 Companies."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy working at best Buy because of the Friendly work environment. Best Buy is the type of company that accepts anyone rather its through Disability, Handicapped, Sexual Preferences and so on. Through out the years while working for Best buy, I have seen people come and go, But everytime a new employee is hired, there is always something differnt about them, and thats what I like about this Employer.

    Cons

    There really are'nt any downsides with working for Best Buy. Every Company has there Flaw, but Best Buy is the type of Company to where you come and, do what you have to do, but at the smae time have fun, and you want have any Downsides with working for the Company.

    Advice to Management

    Fairness Is the key to Running any Corporate Establishment thats not your Own. Favortism is whats going to Lead your employees to turn against you, because they feel as If that they have no one that they can go to.....


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