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Updated January 19, 2018
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  • Work life balance but its retail (in 453 reviews)

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  1. "Best Buy Merch"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great hours for merchandisers. On your own all day working on projects. Paid very well. Great Managers.

    Cons

    Throttle hours and go by buddy system.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Best Buy"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Rockaway, NJ
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Rockaway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get promoted if you try.
    Managers can be supportive if they like you.

    Cons

    No work life balance and some co-workers are unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Work on hiring internally.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Union, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount is really good, except on Apple products but other than that there's an 80% discount on phone cases, headphones and earned, t.v. cables, phone chargers ect.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow in hours but the company is very good with Giving you what you need if your willing to put in the worm


  4. "Expect To meet great people"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Employee Discount, they seem to hire great people with great energy

    Cons

    If you're in sales, and numbers aren't there they'll be on your back

    Advice to Management

    take some time to train employees


  5. "Discrimination Against Seasonal and Temporary Employees"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Perth Amboy, NJ
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Perth Amboy, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The coworkers are the best. They make the day so much better.

    Cons

    The company treats all contract employees horrible. They treat everyone bad but it's worse for temps and seasonal.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. If you treat your employees better you wouldn't need temps.


  6. "Good for a college student"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good discount, decent benefits, decent pay. Systems are relatively easy to work with.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management can bog down work efficiency and work ethic.
    You won't see too many opportunities for growth in smaller locations.
    Really high turnover in management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They know what's going on in their own department and probably have good suggestions.


  7. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Patchogue, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Patchogue, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work great team work

    Cons

    like all retail push on sales

    Advice to Management

    motivate employees more

  8. "Great experience friendly people with a serious attitude."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wanaque, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wanaque, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone wants to help each other and customers. All the equipment we sell is up to date for the customer.

    Cons

    Item tags are always missing. The computers we use to make a sale are out of date. The prompts are a little tedious for some customers and can be handled better.

    Advice to Management

    Have the right prices put out where the right product is. And if a product isn’t in out system then why have a display for it. Make room for a computer we need a display for. Lastly the prompt for how the customer wants receipts should be asked by the employee so the customer doesn’t feel overwhelmed by what is on the screen.


  9. "Supervisor / Lead Installation Expert"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Employee Discount. Work-life balance.

    Cons

    Mediocre management. Retail environment. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Depending on the store it is not a labor intensive job.
    There is training class to teach you how to sell better

    Cons

    May need to chase revenue goal. Every morning your revenue status is on the board. Need to sell more in order to reach revue goal.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct more one on one session, and set up more realistic goal. If the goal is too far it becomes hard to reach and decrease the motivation.


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