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  • "Work-life balance is difficult to perfect" (in 478 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 549 reviews)

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  1. "Seasonal Consultation Agent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Paramus, NJ
    Current Contractor - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends

    I have been working at Best Buy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and benefits and discounts

    Cons

    Was told the day before that I will not be given a part-time opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Give enough notice for letting people go


  2. "Bestbuy mobile."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wireless Sales Consultant in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Wireless Sales Consultant in Paramus, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount and monthly bonus are pretty great. The people you work with make working here worth it. Flexible schedule is perfect for those who go to school.

    Cons

    Sales driven environment. You basically work like you are on commission without the commission pay. Also prepare to work on Thanksgiving Day.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and let us have Thanksgiving back.

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good bonus benefit.

    Cons

    Micro managing drives the employees crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the clipboards. They do not work.


  4. "Best Buy"

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible if you're a student in college or if you have second job. Discounts and accomodations always comes in handy.

    Cons

    Working weekends. Schedule varies every week. Have to work on thanksgiving and other holidays.


  5. "887"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Inventory in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment and there is always something to keep you busy. Great benefits and overall atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    The pay raise was a slap in the face, especially towards Inventory/ Sales Support.

    Advice to Management

    Create more chances for entry level employees to take on bigger roles.


  6. "Sales Lead at Best Buy Mobile SAS"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome environment, good room to grow and encouragement, lots of perks and discounts.

    Cons

    crazy hours sometime, very money hungry, always want more out of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    management needs to allow the team to sell without crazy goals, but must always stay on top of the staff to make sure they get their fair share of work done


  7. "Overall positive experience, would work there again"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Paramus, NJ

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

    Pros

    Pay is better than most retail outlets, customers were tolerable, solid discounts on some items, easy computer system to get a handle on, approachable higher ups

    Cons

    Holiday time was absolute madness, the various departments are very cliquey, hard to work your way up, sometimes a very late clean up

  8. "Great Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Great Employees
    Great Discounts
    Worked around my schedule

    Cons

    Customers
    Worked all holidays
    breaks
    long hours
    pay raises


  9. "Fun and challenging"

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    Current Employee - Geek Squad Consultation Agent in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Consultation Agent in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management was fairly decent, job was straight-forward. The tools provided allowed one to easily finish the work needed on time.

    Cons

    long hours, average pay and not enough coverage. Sometimes you would be working alone and often deal with herds of angry customers.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more potential for current workers to move into management


  10. "It was pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Super lax work environment, room to grow, promotion possibilities, great management, good benefits

    Cons

    pay was low, can be understaffed at times

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, they're great (from my experience!)


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