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Best Buy Raleigh Reviews

Updated October 14, 2018
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  • "Work life balance can be difficult being in retail sales" (in 485 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn how to sell
    Good work environment
    Fun jon

    Cons

    Annoying managers, not always reasonable sales goals

    Advice to Management

    Don’t be so on top of employees,


  2. "Merchandising Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, Discount, Schedule Management, Friends,

    Cons

    Management, Pay, Drama, Sales Driven Atmosphere, Few opportunities to Advance, Understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Hire the employees that work in your store that know the job. It seems that all you do is hire outside employees, pay them more than us, and have us train them. If you hired from within like you preach that you do, you would not be losing so many employees to other companies.

    Also if you bust your butt by working hard, expect to receive no raise, as there is always something you are doing wrong. I have been working hard putting countless hours to advance; however, my self and other hard working co-workers are treated as expendable. If it weren't for the merch team I currently work on, our store would not be able to function and complete it's day to day task.

    Management seems to forget that merchandising is the backbone to the store, and that as long as they treat us as expandable, our stores will never be able to fully reach its peak.

  3. "If it's worth it to YOU!"

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    Current Employee - Inventory/Merchandising Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Inventory/Merchandising Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount, other 'benefits', "potential to move up within the company".....

    Cons

    Being threatened by "management" for being white, being threatened for being white, and living in fear for being white...

    Advice to Management

    Have a backbone, stand up to convicted felons, and stand up for employees who ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORKPLACE!!!! I get it, we're white, so we don't mean anything to you all!!! But if you would simply run the paperwork on us all, you would see how WE are you're key to A REAL FUTURE!!!


  4. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Managr- Connections in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Managr- Connections in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits package. Usually a fun team to work with every day. A lot of growth potential.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Always work weekends and holidays.


  5. "Run of the mill retail job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work flexible Hours

    Cons

    Varying hours means each week can be different

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees decently


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Old Boys' Network at Its Worst Compounded by Zero Opportunity for Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits and vendor accommodations.

    Cons

    The "quiet downsizing" of 2013 only caused unreasonable workloads for those who remained. And instead of eventually promoting the folks who remained, previously downsized folks are rehired into any new leadership roles.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the conference rooms and onto the salesfloors to better understand the unrealistic list of tasks delegated to some positions.


  7. "Absolutely atrocious."

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    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent employee discount. That's about it. Everything else about this company sucks. Literally everything else. Do not work here. Period.

    Cons

    Absolutely everything. The software this company uses is outdated, slow, and inefficient, nobody, especially management has any idea what they're doing, the company will go so far out of their way to screw over their employees it is astonishing.

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of your you-know-whats.

  8. "Great company to work at"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, Fun, Great people

    Cons

    Black Friday and any Holidays we worked


  9. "Mobile Wireless sales consultant review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balanced, friendly management. Good pay and bonuses and discounts

    Cons

    High hourly sales requirement and tracking


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff, fair pay, easy to deal with corporate

    Cons

    long hours, holidays can be hectic


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