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Updated February 4, 2019
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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations" (in 1863 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable" (in 314 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hours are long and tough to manage work life balance" (in 502 reviews)

  • "New full-time employees PTO hours are extremely small" (in 563 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best Retail Job I’ve had so Far!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Customer Service Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Seasonal Customer Service Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Everyone is friendly and will help you with any questions you have.
    -Checkout is kept considerably tidy with how many people are back there everyday.
    -Employee discounts on open boxes and snacks that you may want for lunch are awesome!
    -If you’re a good employee managers WILL take note of it, I’ve been approached by 2 managers for a position after seasonal. You can move up really fast if you are a fast learner and are dedicated to being a good employee.

    Cons

    -Since I started the week before Thanksgiving I wasn’t taught all the ropes so I’m still catching up because of it.
    -As a seasonal you won’t be able to call out so I’ve been sick twice since I got here and had to push through my shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you guys are doing, every manager in the store makes me feel welcomed and appreciated.


  2. "It’ okay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Works with. School schedule

    Cons

    Expects a lot from you while not getting paid enough

  3. "Gain lots of experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unbiased advice to customers
    Lots of experience with technology
    Learn a lot about how businesses work

    Cons

    Favoritism is the only way to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Give those who deserve leadership positions a fair chance and not just give higher opportunities to those you are “cool” with.


  4. "Not the best place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was great. Best Buy pays competitively.

    Cons

    Based on a lot of goals. Also, there are a lot of favoritism with managers towards employees. Will give employees a significant raise/ position depending on how much they like you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favoritism


  5. "LG Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LG Experience Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - LG Experience Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is plenty of room for growth and the firm is great on employee development.

    Cons

    The health benefits could get better, and sometimes it's a bit overwhelming with so many KPIs

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the KPI, there are too many categories which causes the employee s to feel overwhelmed and wanting to leave.


  6. "Its okay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Understanding and flexible with hours

    Cons

    a lot of responsibility for one person

    Advice to Management

    hire more people for every section of the store


  7. "Nice Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting the experience for future success

    Cons

    They shove RPH down your throat if there are dead days then you technically suck to best buy. They expect you to make revenue on a dead day

  8. "I love working at Best Buy the atmosphere is fun and everyone is super helpful."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours, room for growth

    Cons

    Lack of training, Way too aggressive with Best Buy apps


  9. "Inventory specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The discount the hours and the techs

    Cons

    Not able to work full time

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees the ones who actually cares about the company


  10. "Good First Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job for techies who like talking tech and helping people get access to the latest and greatest.

    Cons

    Too much focus on the Best Buy Credit Card and over pressuring to sell and hit sales goals even though there is no commission or incentive to do so. Essentially being harassed into making sales.

    Advice to Management

    Either implement commission or just focus on giving good customer service not selling products and services that customers don't need.


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