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Best Buy Part Time Retail Sales Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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  1. "Probably the best place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate, Part Time in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate, Part Time in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was in college full time, and needed a job for part time, every team welcomed me, helped me, taught me, I learned such valuable people skills.
    other pros were:
    - nice & helpful coworkers
    -fair hours
    -comfortable and respectable culture
    -great management of workers/shift
    -easy to advance

    Cons

    -if you aren't used to standing for long hours, don't apply as a sales associate.

    Advice to Management

    maybe a bit more prep before being put out on the floor to help people


  2. "Computer Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Greenville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with the latest tech, training on the tech you sell, opportunity to advance to supervisor position if you prove that you can follow the process, good company culture.

    Cons

    Pay is low but to be expected for an entry-level retail position.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more one on one time with sales on sales training for employees that are new to sales positions.

  3. "Great place to work for college students and people seeking a future career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Greenville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, Environment, Benefits, and a great extensive training program

    Cons

    Sometimes they don't give part time employees that many hours

    Advice to Management

    No comments at the moment


  4. "VERY HEAVY ON CREDIT CARD SALES, EVEN TO THE POINT OF SCAMMING CUSTOMERS!"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Average retail experience, very good for college students who are there to make a quick paycheck.

    Cons

    Due to a contract made with Citibank, Best Buy will be forced to pay a penalty if not enough credit cards are signed for. While this may depend on location, sales people who lie about what the credit card offers are not a rare sight due to the favoritism that managers who profit off a good signup rate will show to them. I personally could barely stomach it so I left and reported those corrupt salespeople to CFPB.

    Advice to Management

    Drop the aggressive tactics in order to sign more credit cards/walk away from the contract entirely, though due to those morally bankrupt sales guys, it's too profitable to do so.


  5. "Solid place to work, just don't stay too many years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount. Solid starting pay. Management can be great, depending on what store you're at. Store-level management really cares about its employees. Tons of resources to learn about cool tech. Great co-workers if you're passionate about tech.

    Cons

    Annual raises are insultingly low after the first year, even if you perform well. I genuinely don't feel valued by corporate (which should be expected in 2018).


  6. "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Estero, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Estero, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, learned a lot, plenty of hours, plenty of growth inside of the company.

    Cons

    On feet all day, Ignorant Customers, No room to help customers in need, slow computers to create order and look up information to help customers.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade the computers.


  7. "Working part time at Best Buy"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent job for a student or younger person. Better than working fast food and likely a bit better pay. Lets you work on people skills and get experience in sales, customer service, etc.

    Cons

    Try to treat the job like it is commission based with lots of pressure to do certain things with no actual direction or incentive.

  8. "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.


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Really hard to move up."

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    • Senior Management
    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.