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Updated January 15, 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (72)

    "Great company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great development if you work with your leaders on it.

    Inside and outside training available.

    Really care about their employees.

    Some of the best benefits in the industry from healthcare to financial advisors to family planning.

    Corporate is very hands on in developing the company in a great way based on customer service.

    Holiday pay is great.

    Non commissioned in most sales positions but great bonuses if you hit goals.

    Cons

    Every store runs quite a bit differently, management per store really controls how the store feels and operates.

    PTO when first becoming full time is unbearable low.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need a way to better understand how they are impacting he company and that what they are doing is actually helping the company progress. Employees seem to lose motivation due to not understanding the growth of the company.


  2. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and good environments

    Cons

    Standing and also dealing with people that don't know about electronics

  3. "Great Place for Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Quick and Fast pace depending on what department you hire into.
    Great people to work with and promotions within the company
    and Perks and rewards are nice

    Cons

    During Low peek season i can get kinda slow so don't let your supervisor or manager catch you standing around otherwise


  4. "Good management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good commission, good work environment

    Cons

    Holiday hours, sometimes long hours

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, flexible schedules, and good benefits

    Cons

    Only knowing your schedule a week before is definitely an obstacle when you try to plan events outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Computer Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lax working environment, great staff

    Cons

    Honestly I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly I thought it was great working there


  7. "Seasonal Sales Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Managers and coworkers are friendly.

    Cons

    Management really dislikes you taking sick days.

  8. "Feels like a family"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Consultant in Joplin, MO
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Consultant in Joplin, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very knowledge oriented, good at working with school/family schedules, very concerned with training and making sure you are ready to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Don’t always help all employees, pick favorites and let them do whatever they please, don’t hold all employees accountable for their actions equally.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t pick favorites. Make sure you keep everyone equally accountable for their actions and mistakes. Do not get caught up in instore drama.


  9. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Having fun while being the best

    Cons

    Pay is too low for what else is out there

    Advice to Management

    Implement better bonus structure


  10. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Repair Agent
    Current Employee - Advanced Repair Agent
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts, playing with the latest consumer technology

    Cons

    Managers only care about sales, not customer satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, do not play favorites.


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