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Best Buy Phoenix Reviews

Updated October 6, 2018
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  • "Doesn't offer the best work life balance" (in 485 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 559 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Company To Work For!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Friendly Staff and Environment
    Amazing Employee Discount
    Rewarding Helping Customers Find What They Need
    Learn A Lot While Working At Best Buy

    Cons

    Little Hours During Some Months Throughout The Year
    Some Customers Can Be Mean At Times But Management Usually Handles Them

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, managers are very friendly and work accordingly with employees. The managers at my Best Buy are probably the best I've ever seen in a company


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Best Buy hires great people and it is a pleasure to work with them.
    - Simple job expectations

    Cons

    - Retail job, you get bad customers and what not
    - Not compensated properly when you think about the amount of sales and work you put in

  3. "Inventory Associate at Best Buy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, atmosphere, best employee discount out there

    Cons

    Low paying, young workforce (high school students), lack of hours during non holiday times, crazy swing shifts during holiday times


  4. "fun place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    awesome place to work customers were nice and employees were great to be around

    Cons

    manager was awful and they never listened to your issues

    Advice to Management

    pick better management


  5. "Customer Service Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, company that shows respect for employees.

    Cons

    Not strict return policy with customers.

    Advice to Management

    More consistent policy enforcement


  6. "Amazing Company, Amazing Culture!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - General Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Focused
    Great Culture
    Development based
    Growth Opportunities

    Cons

    The worst thing I can state about Best Buy, is not about the company, but as in Retail the hours are not always ideal. Best Buy works on work/life balance and optimizes your schedule well


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best buy great till you grow up."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Verizon Expert in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Verizon Expert in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers are great

    Relaxed atmosphere when GM is on one of many vacations.

    Decent benefits, such as 401k health and dental insurance.and paid time off.

    Cons

    Treated like a commissioned employee, when they're is no incentive to meet goals.

    They hire young so that most of employees are scared to speak up.

    Never enough employees in store.

    Prices are way to high

    Only way to get promotion is when someone quits

    Extremely high turnover rate

    They deny people from changing departments and promotions.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to treat us like commission employes them pay us as such

  8. "Networking Will Make the Difference"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Connections Team Leader in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Connections Team Leader in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and job development

    Cons

    Networking will impact your experience. The type of person you are will greatly determine if you stay a regular Full-Time sales floor associate, or get the opportunity to move into a Supervisor role and above.

    Advice to Management

    Every store is different. Locations are their own functional ecosystems, and if there's one thing that each individual store does well, it's learning from the end-of-year surveys that the employees do anonymously, and working towards impacting culture more positively. Every location will do this to varying degrees, but regardless, people in manager roles are always unique in how they approach managing people, the business in general, or if they follow the standard operating procedures more strictly than others. Looking out to stores that have a low turnover, and having good relationships with leaders outside of the store location you work for can make a positive impact in how you develop store culture to be a driving force rather than a hindrance.


  9. "Great Place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with some of the latest consumer technology, help people learn and find a solution to their needs, benefits and pay.

    Cons

    slow days depending on location, holidays, not guaranteed 40 hours a week


  10. "Best Buy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Leader/Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Leader/Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, and always changing. New products and services keep things interesting!

    Cons

    Holidays in Retail aren't the best but it is a part of it and should be considered before applying.

    Advice to Management

    Keep helping employees grow, don't let them get stuck once they pass a certain point.


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