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Best Buy Part Time Retail Merchandiser Reviews

Updated May 27, 2018
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  1. "Great company."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time Retail Merchandiser in Casper, WY
    Current Employee - Full Time Retail Merchandiser in Casper, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workplace environment, decent benefits, high standards, solid values, lots of tools to make work more efficient, competitive opportunities

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move up, pay increases are sparse.

    Advice to Management

    Finally got full-time and I was told: "the benefits are the pay raise". On the one hand, I'm reminded that I'm seen as a leader and that people look up to me. On the other, I make 44 cents more than I did as Occasional Seasonal. I love the people I work with, but this has me frustrated.


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    "Merchandising"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!!!

  3. "Don't Go For Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits such as employee discount, PTO, 401k.
    Fairly flexible work hours.
    Able to be creative in your work.

    Cons

    Pay is bad, even if you are with the company for awhile.
    Limited advancement options.
    Corporate makes a lot of mistakes.
    Heavy workloads with little labor.

    Advice to Management

    Some of this advice will apply to both corporate and store level managers.

    Actually follow and enforce the SOP we learned when we were hired.

    Find ways to show appreciation the operations side of the company and not just the sales associates.

    Increase base pay (like many other companies have) to stay in the loop with today's job market.

    Retrain or expand your planogram development team.


  4. "Fun but cumbersome"

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Stafford, VA
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Stafford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work in warehouse, its different from sales floor, because I have worked there as well, I like the teamwork that is built within the warehouse, training is easy you don't have to know too much other than where it goes in the store. Its typically a fun environment as long as your team gets the work done efficiently.

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult unless you can play politics really well within the retail environment.

    Advice to Management

    communicate more effectively with your employees.


  5. "Merchandising associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great perks, benefits, pay and fun environment

    Cons

    Can't really pin point cons because each store and their management is different

    Advice to Management

    Be an example