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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations(in 1863 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable(in 314 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hours are long and tough to manage work life balance(in 502 reviews)

  • "New full-time employees PTO hours are extremely small(in 563 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than 2 years

    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. "My Time at Best Buy"

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      Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Durham, NC
      Recommends

      I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      great learning experience, and huge networking potential with all types of people

      Cons

      hectic scheduling, a lot of hiring is seasonal

    • "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Connections Manager in Durham, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Accommodations, flexibility, bonuses. Pt/ft pto

      Cons

      Holiday scheduling can be rough and tiring

    • "A decent job for a college kid or a retiree that needs something to do. Otherwise, don't bother."

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      Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Some of the pros are working with cool technology, energetic people, the day goes by fast, meeting new people, etc. This is a decent job for college students, retirees that need something to do, or people who are otherwise desperate.

      Cons

      Low pay, poor and inconsistent scheduling, excessive pressure to sell for a non-commission job, drug abuse among employees and managers. Half-hour lunch. Poor training.

      Advice to Management

      Management seems pretty ok but a few people seem as if they're on drugs, probably speed. Ensure that people are properly trained on the register and know basic things about their departments. If you're going to do drugs before work, try to at least make it look like you're sober.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Merchandising Specialist"

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      Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Raleigh, NC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than 2 years

      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...

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    • "A retail company."

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      Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Knightdale, NC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Discounts, relative job safety.

      Cons

      Retail environment, hard sales goals, not a stable schedule.

    • Helpful (1)

      "If it's worth it to YOU!"

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      Current Employee - Inventory/Merchandising Specialist in Raleigh, NC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 6 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!!!

    • "Sales Manager"

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

      I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 4 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.

    • "Great place to work Part-Time while in school!"

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

      I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Fun environment and really helpful people. I've worked here for 4 years while going to school trying to get my degree. Sales at Best Buy is a lot more laid back than any other sales positions because we do not get commission. There is a chance for a bonus every month however. This bonus is between 0.25x and 1.5x your pay depending on if the store as a whole reaches it's revenue target for the month.

      Cons

      Management will consistently pressure you to get people to sign up for Best Buy credit cards. Just make sure you offer it to every single person. The worst they can say is no.

    • "Run of the mill retail job"

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

      I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Ability to work flexible Hours

      Cons

      Varying hours means each week can be different

      Advice to Management

      Treat your employees decently

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