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Best Buy Philadelphia Reviews

Updated November 15, 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. "Salaried Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salaried Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Salaried Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Discount, great development program if you are selected, District/Market staff are pretty supportive.

    Cons

    GM advancement is tough, work life balance is non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your people more, set realistic expectations to complete 1on1s and the like.


  2. "Don't have a family!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool tech, always great colleagues in the crowd, really nice employee discount

    Cons

    50+ hours mandatory for salaried position, expect to work nearly every weekend and holiday, very few managers in the store

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better work/life balance for managers

  3. "Consultation/Operations Agent"

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    Former Employee - Consultation/Operations Agent in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Consultation/Operations Agent in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, Communicating With Customers and Team Members

    Cons

    Pay is too low for the amount of work expected, not enough staffing.


  4. "Not too bad."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Samsung Experience Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Samsung Experience Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work at the greater northeast Best Buy, Great People to work with, Nice management... All in all Great Atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay is not great especially for the work, and the responsibility we go threw at least in my department.

    Advice to Management

    Stop Rolling in a Click, Makes best buy look bad, Alot of favorites.


  5. "It's Business not Personal"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Can move around
    -Employees do hang outside of work
    -Pay is well
    -Offers tuition assistant but only if full time and with the long hours its hard to find classes to register
    -It's Business not Personal remember that and you'll do well

    Cons

    -Pay not negotiable
    -Very caddy
    -Dog eat dog environment
    -Management could use training on professionalism especially when in conversation with their team

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees because they work hard doing more than their job description and often multiple positions at once. Still management offers no recognition. Management only cares about their bonus from credit card applications.


  6. "If you need to pay bills don't work here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays $11 an hr
    Management is nice
    Really I have no other pros than that

    Cons

    No hours after holidays like you will be lucky to work one day a week

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to employees about hours was promised at least 20hrs a week and almost 40 hrs during the holidays. Highest amount of hour I got was 28hrs a week and my average is less than 10hrs a week


  7. "Good place to get Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Home Theater Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Home Theater Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    learn to interact with customers, learn to sale, learn about products

    Cons

    not enough hours, sale products but no commision

  8. "Company won't last"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you ever need accessories for an item, the discount is great.

    Cons

    At my store, several members of management don't have any form of higher education or are even attempting a college degree.

    Advice to Management

    Management positions should be based on experience and education, not friendship.


  9. "Inventory specialist"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedules, challenging environment

    Cons

    Low raises, Low pay, lack of communication with policies


  10. "Verizon Expert"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile - Sales Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile - Sales Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet some great people
    decent discount

    Cons

    terrible management not enough pay no room to advance through the company

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees. Don't just care about numbers and expectations. Be fair.


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