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Updated September 23, 2017
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 431 reviews)

  • I wish I could have been a full time employee (in 500 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (33)

    "Great company to work for."

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    • 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. "Great Part Time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Communication, effort, great place. overall positive

    Cons

    No cons for part time

  3. "Best experience in a job to date."

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

    Pros

    Great management and benefits they empower me to do the job without having to go to them for every little thing.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours. Some of the time standards that we have for completing jobs can be a bit skewed to the small side. But that is a problem for most companies

    Advice to Management

    Stand behind your employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty Good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay range, 401K and employee stock purchase plan

    Cons

    Managers are free to pick favorites for promotions, without experience or qualifications.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Management at my store cares"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Employee discount is really good, and there's a great team at my store

    Cons

    Pay and opportunity for advancement are very low


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Was great and laid back."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Rockwall, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Rockwall, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome employee discount. They took care of their employees when needed and would do anything to satisfy both the employee and customer. Worked here three years and was a fun adventure.

    Cons

    Nothing really bad to say at all. Except for the first store i worked for. To much favoritism in the workplace and didn't care about the employees.


  7. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    No real incentive to sell

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Mobile Sales Consultant Fun!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with technology,
    Team Environment,
    Friendly Customers

    Cons

    Lofty Expectations
    Managment depending on the store


  9. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Training is phenomenal compared to other companies I have work for. Most co-workers are great. Customers really do come first if one is doing their job.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks at times. Also some are not team players which puts more on others. Then it drags down morale.

    Advice to Management

    To listen to the hourly employees needs. It could be a break or a tool to use to sale. Either way both will enhance performance by listening and caring.


  10. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, if you love a sales environment it is great.

    Cons

    Corporate decisions can create hr issues

    Advice to Management

    Stay flexible


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