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Updated June 21, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 479 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 547 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    "Great company to work for."

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    • 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. "Sales Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and caring staff
    Bonus opportunities
    Flexible scheduling
    Holiday Pay
    Room for advancements

    Cons

    Working holidays
    No other cons

  3. "EXCELLENT COMPANY TO WORK FOR!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tarentum, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tarentum, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved everything about my job at Best Buy..and my Best Buy Family!!

    Cons

    none>>keep up the great work

    Advice to Management

    Consider second chances when trying to get back into the company....I've put in 20+ and cant seem to get hired back :(


  4. "Sales Consultant"

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

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Managers were super nice and caring.

    Cons

    I believe that their star performers should definitely be recognized more and given monetary raises with consistency.


  5. "Major Appliance Sales Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Buy cares a lot about their employees. They send every sales employee to a week long sales training when first employed. Some people were flown to Seattle or put in a hotel in downtown LA for his training. They pay for all expenses. They train the appliance department very well with an annual 4 day training seminar. I am trained very well for my job and my managers and fellow coworkers are usually happy and in a good mood. Also, the bonuses are great! I look forward to at least an extra $400 each month on my check.

    Cons

    Working in appliances is hard when you have to deal with all of the delivery issues. But it’s manageable.

    Advice to Management

    Change the delivery drivers in our Ontario and Compton warehouses. Or change the way that we communicate with them. Not being able to work directly with the warehouse drives me insane a lot of the times.


  6. "Great Job"

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

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    One of the better retail jobs out there.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in local stores due to favortism


  7. "Computer sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Good management. A lot of ability to rise up in the company if you are interested as well as willing to relocate

    Cons

    Ridiculous amounts of training for a base level job.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce online training and don't make people go off-site for inductions.

  8. "Best could be better"

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    Former Employee - Everything in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Everything in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay
    Strong Company Values
    Decent Retail Job
    Bonuses

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Overbearing workload
    Micromanaging
    Unfair Work Practices

    Advice to Management

    There is extreme bias and favoritism when it comes to career advancement. It should be based on performance and execution of responsibilities. Management also lacks knowledge in several areas in the store. They micro-manage 99% more than they actually manage anything else.


  9. "Amazing"

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

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great management.

    Cons

    Nothing at all disappoints me.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, the most fun job I have ever had


  10. "Great Company with more PT Benefits than Expected!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 part-time

    Pros

    The benefits. The atmosphere and management. They have a smart business model for the future of retail.

    Cons

    None that I see so far


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