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Best Buy Raleigh Reviews

Updated August 11, 2018
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  • "Working all holidays (work/life balance)" (in 481 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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!!!

  3. "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


  4. 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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "Mobile Wireless sales consultant review"

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    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    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


  9. "Functionality Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Functionality Trainet in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Functionality Trainet in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience and awesome training and development for current role.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are not easily obtained.

    Advice to Management

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  10. "Great position"

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    Current Employee - Microsoft Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Microsoft Consultant in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, enjoyable work

    Cons

    It is a retail position, so it is accompanied by the issues that come with any retail position.


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