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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. "Great Time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Environment
    Discount
    Flexible schedule
    Good for a College Student
    Bonus structure

    Cons

    Pay isn't great
    slow months
    Training is just okay.


  2. "Poorly Managed, but that's changing"

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    Former Employee - Customer Sales Specialist in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Specialist in Morgantown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Best Buy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discounts are great and the coworkers were great at the time.

    Cons

    Poor pay and terrible management. Very hands off. Just regurgitate corporate pamphlets on motivation

    Advice to Management

    Train store level management properly or wipe them out

  3. "Great High School Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Given responsibility, fun atmosphere, and opportunists to gain more money. When I worked at Best Buy in High school i was able to gain basic knowledge in marketing. Great job for high school students.

    Cons

    The rules set up at best buy can be pretty stupid and annoying. They often try to teach you a easy way to sell which is just unnatural. I was lucky to have managers that trusted my sales ability.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees opportunities to sell their way. Having employees go through a sheet to sell just doesnt work. Support employees to try their own way of selling. This will be more effective in the long run.


  4. "College job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Morgantown, WV

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment generally speaking.

    Cons

    Holiday hours difficult for student


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to work with a team atmosphere that promoted competition between departments.

    Cons

    Simply not enough customers or inventory to be effective at times.

    Advice to Management

    Inventory, inventory, inventory. I don't know how many times I lost sales due to not have a product available.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked here for 2 years, plenty of opportunities to advance. Always latest and greatest technology. They take company values seriously, Have fun while being the best. Great bonus opportunities if you hit sales goals.

    Cons

    If you don't like fast pace, constant change, you will not like it here. Could provide better training. Pay is not the greatest.


  7. "Fun. but underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Morgantown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was an amazingly positive work eviornment there, no drama, awesome supervisors and flexible hours, worked great for a college student like myself.

    Cons

    A large amount of effort has to be put into selling services and attachments, and you are always hounded about keeping your sales numbers up. I'm fine with working hard, but not everyone wants, or can get, a best buy card, not everyone wants or needs geek squad protection. It was more often than not that me and my colleagues would twist the truth to make a sale better, the ones who didn't were usually lower on the spectrum in terms of preformance. Also their sales model is changing instead of having specialized departments all employees need to know everything about the store.

    Advice to Management

    Return to the old sales model, specialization is what attracts people to best buy. Also pay workers a higher wage, when we are making the store 500+ dollars an hour it would be amazing to at least see a bit of our efforts returned.

  8. "Great Company Overall"

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Manager in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Manager in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career Growth, Employee Benefits, Fast Paced industry, Fun working environment, convenient locations, flexible scheduling, On the job training, bonus potential.

    Cons

    increased industry competition, job security in retail industry due to economic concerns, high pressure sales enviroment (if you aren't concerned with being a top performer, then you need not apply).

    Advice to Management

    Dont forget what it's like to be a line level employee. Everyone wants to be successful but you must be realistic in your expectations.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Where have all the mom and pop shops gone?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Morgantown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work there, in non-leadership positions, generally tend to be very fun to work with. The employee discount is very good, with most products being sold to employees at only 5% above cost.

    Cons

    The selling of unnecessary products, services, and "service plans" are forced upon the the sales-floor employees in the guise of giving the "customer" the "the complete solution. Managers do very little besides "sales leading," trying to pump up employees about competing with surrounding Best Buy stores and Best Buy districts, and sitting behind closed doors chatting. Most leadership meetings are held simply for the sake of holding meetings. The hourly employees do all of the hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Store management: Start selling on the floor a little more often...walk the walk instead of talking the talk.
    Upper management: Do something more productive, and spread the wealth around the company a little more generously.


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