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Best Buy Norfolk Reviews

Updated April 2, 2019
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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations" (in 1974 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable" (in 331 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance can be a bit hectic particularly during holiday season" (in 522 reviews)

  • "Not Commission based, not for full time if your not in leadership team" (in 579 reviews)

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  1. "Loved it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Sales in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Become more knowledgeable of electronics

    Cons

    No cons as I know of


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Easy"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Easy if you know sales

    Cons

    Management doesn’t seem to care at times

    Advice to Management

    Needs more passion

  3. "Great Entry Level Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deployment Functionality Technician in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Deployment Functionality Technician in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great to learn the industry
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Low pay
    No HR support
    Long Hours and Travel

    Advice to Management

    Hold supervisors and managers accountable when they mess up. Very much a buddy buddy system when it come to management.


  4. "Sales consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work enviorment And very flexible hours

    Cons

    recognition of achievement overall


  5. "Not a long term career"

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Employees & Work environment

    Cons

    management sucks. Too worried about there own reputation and treat employees like little kids. a lot of micro managing


  6. "Good starter or in-between job"

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    Current Employee - Phone Operator in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Phone Operator in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scheduling flexibility
    Decent starting pay
    Employee discount is great on electronic accessories
    Good school partnerships
    Great departments leads

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunity
    Employee discount is not so great for core items.
    Full time hours, but only part time benefits
    Breaks are too short.
    Often scheduled in multiple departments instead of your own.
    Management turnaround is high, making the work environment very inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    With management turnaround so high, keep the scheduling and rules more consistent while training new managers. For example, if an employee is usually scheduled 20+ hours, don't have a new manager come in and schedule them for 4 hours in a week. It makes them feel like they are not valued. Would it not be more prudent and easier to just copy the last weeks' schedule when you are brand new in your role? This happened not once, but at least 3 times at my store to half of the employees as we had new managers so often.


  7. "Sales Associate in Computing"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associaate in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associaate in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A wonderful opportunity and fantastic first time job! The pay is fair for New Hires and the team work environment is a pleasure to be in.

    Cons

    There are little ways to advance in my particular location, and the hours are nightmarish during the holidays.

    Advice to Management

    This was the experience I needed to show that even despite the imperfections, a company is worth the hard work I put into it and I'll be sad to leave it.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sometime's good, sometimes bad"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good discount on some things
    Vendor accommodations are sometimes amazing
    Non-commission so less pressure to close every sale
    Great place to work as occasional/seasonal for the discount

    Cons

    It's retail
    Upper level management is oftentimes out of touch
    Takes many many years to move up from sales to leadership

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees for suggestions, don't just have a kneejerk reaction to everything your district manager says. Some stores have no idea what they're doing, while others are ideal stores (my store). Don't make my store do something because some other store isn't up to snuff.


  9. "Positive general direction"

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad Double Agent HT in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Geek Squad Double Agent HT in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    overall a great company to work for, amazing benefits, great large company structure, that does focus on growth from within. would definitely recommend for anyone, but know that if you take a line level job its exactly that, if you want something more career driven within the company, be prepared to put in time to grow within the specifics the company outlines. In my opinion it is worth it.

    Cons

    due to size you do get some leaders within stores that are not fully capable of performing their duties, as with any company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow the positive talent on your existing team, and weed out the negative lack of talent.


  10. "Best Buy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Home Theater Supervisor in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Home Theater Supervisor in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, friendly environment. Good benefits and pay.

    Cons

    I personally have no cons.


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