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Updated January 8, 2018
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 451 reviews)

  • PTO when first becoming full time is unbearable low (in 519 reviews)

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  1. "Run of the mill retail job"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Okay for short term employment"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent corporate structure, Management is usually very good

    Cons

    Pay, hours, and benefits. This is a job, period.

    Advice to Management

    Stay current.

  3. "Great Company, Bad Location"

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    Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Discount on Store Brands, Knowledge of Tech Industry and Incentives for taking certain courses. Lots of opportunities to move up

    Cons

    No healthcare to my knowledge, discount almost non existent on name brands. No commission no matter how much you sell

    Advice to Management

    Don’t show bias to employees based off who attends social events, keep environment professional


  4. "Not a"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    --Fantastic opportunity to learn about a wide range of electronic products and technology
    --Fun team-based environment, friendly co-workers
    --Great opportunities to learn about other job roles by filling in when the store is understaffed

    Cons

    --Works full time hours as a part time employee, without full time benefits
    --Underpaid in spite of being a "solid performer"
    --Sometimes pressured by management to hit unrealistic sales goals, which leads to some employees pressuring customers into purchases and misrepresenting products in order to get sales
    --Toxic culture around getting customers to sign up for the credit card
    --The job is not commission based, however we are pressured to sell as if we were under commission, even though we get very little monetary reward for doing so (compared to a commission-based job)
     --Store bonuses are very small, usually like $40 bucks more in my paycheck


  5. 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.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, Intel Retail Edge Program

    Cons

    Pressure to take advantage of customers


  7. "Revolving Door"

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Clayton, NC
    Former Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Clayton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are normally fun to be with and are like family for the most part. We all struggle together especially during the holidays.

    Cons

    High expectations without incentive. It was always clear that opinions were not welcome. Management was almost never helpful. Most of the time it was almost impossible to get a manager to help out.

    Advice to Management

    Lift up your employees.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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