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Updated February 14, 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)

    "Awesome company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, bonus structure, company giving/philanthropy, moving in the right direction

    Cons

    I can honestly say as far as corporations are concerned, it would be difficult to find a better one to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what we need to stay competitive!


  2. "Assistant store manager that’s gets hourly pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere good place for a team environment

    Cons

    Nights, weekends and holiday you work

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time visiting stores

  3. "A great place to build a career!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Fairborn, OH
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Fairborn, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scheduling, holiday pay, benefits, bonuses

    Cons

    Headcount, gossip, management experience, employee assistance

    Advice to Management

    Employees need more respect


  4. "Overall Not Bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lax wor environment. Energetic company culture

    Cons

    Lack of knowledgeable management.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear training plan to implement with direction


  5. "Great job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Verizon Expert in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Verizon Expert in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super good discount, great company to grow

    Cons

    Managers breath down your neck

    Advice to Management

    We’re just people too. Take it easy


  6. "Changing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    Tech is cool in the store

    Cons

    Sales is pushy at times.


  7. "Aggressive sales approach - But a good college job"

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    Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Mentor, OH

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay well, flexible hours, good company culture

    Cons

    Very aggressive sales approach with customers which scare them away

  8. "False promises"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good people. Great training.

    Cons

    False promises for advancement. Fluctuating schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Only offer a position to someone if you mean it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Seasonal Sales Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you’re a student in high school or college, this can be a good place to work if you want to make a little more than minimum wage.

    The job is indoors and really just involves talking to people every day.

    You don’t need as much technical knowledge as you’d think because that can be taught to you while you’re training.

    Every day has different challenges, and good employees really can distinguish themselves and move up.

    The option to work full time and receive benefits and bonuses also exists, but don’t be surprised if they start you out seasonal as this is how most people I worked with started out. If it’s the right season you’ll get as many hours as you want, and they may increase you to full time if you perform well.

    The CEO and their business model are solid, and this seems like one of the better companies to work for in retail.

    The people I worked with were some of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and they even made the bad days good.

    You will be thoroughly trained.

    Cons

    You are not entirely in control of whether or not you hit your own goals because there will be days when there just aren’t a lot of people looking to buy your product. This is usually made up on busier days like weekends, but it is still a con because it can hurt you even when you do things right.

    The closing shift is scheduled to work until a half hour after the store closes, but we were almost always there much longer. This was improved upon recently but still remains an issue — especially around holidays. If the store closes at 1am on Thanksgiving expect to be closing until 3:30am and then show back up tomorrow morning for Black Friday. This is especially annoying because most frustration with this could be avoided by adjusting the schedule.

    Expect to be on your feet all shift, up to eight hours (except for a lunch break up to a half hour).

    Everyone has to be available to work on weekends and some holidays. Shifts are a minimum of 4 hours, which can make scheduling difficult for students.

    I was told that conversations, especially regarding store cards, geek squad protection, and other core items, should be natural and never forceful to the customer when being trained by managers. However, the same managers would often reprimand me when I wasn’t forceful. (I.e. make people say no to GSP three times before you stop asking, among other too-forceful practices.) It really can make you feel like a sleazy salesman some days.

    Advice to Management

    Pushing people to meet goals is great, but making people bully customers is not great. There are definitely managers that made me dread going in because I knew they’d be upset if I didn’t use sales tactics that seemed incredibly aggressive to me.


  10. "Meh"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Macedonia, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Macedonia, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay OK, all work dependent on manager

    Cons

    Work life balance becomes impossible the higher you go. As soon as salary, you get screwed

    Advice to Management

    Track manager hours


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