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Best Buy Part Time Retail Sales Reviews

Updated October 31, 2017
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 446 reviews)

  • I wish I could have been a full time employee (in 509 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate Part Time"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount is great and work environment is great.

    Cons

    its customer service so you get to deal with a lot of crap from customers plus depending on the store, management can be horrible.

    Advice to Management

    please don't "forget" to submit the timecards for last month and cut hours to everyone. it hurts all of us.


  2. "I worked with other associates in selling every product in the store floor, and required knowledge of tons of product."

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Ballwin, MO
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Ballwin, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount towards assessies and protection.
    Bonus if the store overperforms budget.

    Cons

    Commission based grading without commission pay. Hostile co-workers gunning for stealing sales.

  3. "Really hard to move up."

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Fairly positive attitude
    chance for advancement
    no minium wage

    Cons

    Its retail
    They like to brick wall some stores in terms of advancement
    Pay is based mostly on timing not so much merit
    Its retail so if you go full time be prepared to have no energy for anything after and be prepared to give up your entire day,

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the possibly of smaller store employees moving up, as well as don't make it where a new hire makes more in 2 months than a veteran who has been there for 3 years.


  4. "Great start but hard to move up"

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    Current Employee - Verizon Wireless Retail Sales Representative in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Verizon Wireless Retail Sales Representative in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for the local area but the raises need work. the bounuses are nice when they do kick in and benifits are amazing for full time

    Cons

    mananment needs work, hard to move up within company, raises within company are very small

    Advice to Management

    give more oppertunity for growth, better pay and raises, inform employees of all benifits when hired


  5. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    No real incentive to sell


  6. "Terrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Salem, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with people, discounts, cool tech

    Cons

    Cut-throat co-workers, management cares only about bottom line, not their people.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value your employees.


  7. "Retail Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good entry level sales job to learn in, friendly coworkers, good opportunities to move up. Discount CAN be nice.

    Cons

    Starting pay isn't to bad but because they focus on a no commission structure can be hard to work with. Benefits usually only come with full time. Training was very lackadaisical. I was fine with working holidays but others may have difficulty with that.

    Advice to Management

    Our management was excellent, focused on trying to get people to excel in sales even though training is not exceptional. CEO trying to compete with other online companies is pretty cool too.

  8. "Fast Pace Modern Retail"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Working with young talented tech savvy people

    Cons

    Training is limited to videos. No comprehensive manual on POS or OMS.


  9. "This was a great company for a college student"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the work environment is fast paced but fun

    Cons

    no cons for best buy

    Advice to Management

    no advice to the
    management


  10. "If you like to see mediocre promoted, go work at Best Buy"

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    Former Employee - AT&T Retail Sales Consultant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - AT&T Retail Sales Consultant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Start in warehouse or front lanes and then work on getting promoted to manager to tell the sales people how to sell.

    Cons

    Don't shine at store 298 the secret is to be thoroughly mediocre if you want to get a promotion.