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Best Buy New York City Reviews

Updated June 5, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 479 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 547 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "A Very Friendly Environment"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All managers were approachable, friendly, and seemed to care about employees. The work environment was generally friendly, and bonds were created quickly.

    Cons

    Heavy reliance on e-learning meant those who required hands on experience fell behind. Sometimes understaffed and apathy from some employees meant others had to pick up their slack.

    Advice to Management

    Be closer to your employees, but don't hover over them, especially new and inexperienced employees.

  3. "Sony salds"

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    Current Employee - Sony Expert in Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Sony Expert in Woodbridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, fun to work for

    Cons

    None at the moment


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandising"

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, you get to learn how to problem solve, mangment has a trust but verify menatlity towards tasks. My co worker are the only reasons I come to work. Great for college students. But don't stay long.

    Cons

    Everything else. There no real growth unless you would like to work for corporate. The job stagnation. Task are very repetitive. Discounts are negligible. If you buy online you'll tend to find prices that resemble your discount, AliExpress, amazon, bj, eBay to name a few.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job training your employees. eLearning are nice but our job is completely HANDS ON!!!


  5. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good as well as discount

    Cons

    Weird irregular hours are commonplace


  6. "Good for students"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They gave me flexible hours, and are a good work environment for minors. Discount is very good.

    Cons

    Management can be at times very pushy about goals that are hard to reach in stores where only tourists go.


  7. "Best Buy Union Sq."

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My immediate team was great. Formed a great bond and took care of each other which in retail is important.

    Cons

    Heavy emphasis on pushing results definitely not enough emphasis on supporting employees. Promotions were heavily based on favoritism, so was your wage. Not enough structured training was provided.

  8. "Pretty Decent Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and you get good discounts.

    Cons

    They can sometimes get stingy with hours and the managers are not the best.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to deal with people better and don't be so uptight.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other than meeting cool people and discount there is really no pros

    Cons

    Horrible management in Union Square location, it’s sales driven and the managers have only favorites. If you’re not a favorite than you’re out of luck

    Advice to Management

    Change the whole management system and respect employees.


  10. "sales associate"

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    Current Freelancer - Sales Associate in Flushing, NY
    Current Freelancer - Sales Associate in Flushing, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great discount, fun working enviroment

    Cons

    Managers and superivors suck. They literally dont know what they doing, lack of knowledge. Its all about faveritism in this store. Female workers get treated better. Your work performance will always be rewarded with a piece of paper instead of giving a raise. Your hardwork will never be appreciated, since they only talk about how good your performance are and thats it, nothing realistic.

    Advice to Management

    managers are too retarded to be helped. nah, not worth to give an advice.


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