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Updated April 23, 2018
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  • Work-life balance is difficult to perfect (in 468 reviews)

  • Is hard to get hired on full time (in 540 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (87)

    "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. "I love this company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Samantha in Lakeville, MN
    Current Employee - Samantha in Lakeville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great company to work for. Monthly bonuses, great health insurance, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great

  3. "Phenomenal team environment with potential for growth."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Core Sales Representative in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Core Sales Representative in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn tech, awesome new product accommodations, great company values and I Love the team environment, decent benefits and pay structure too.

    Cons

    Not too many, sometimes like all retail- working with the public can get frustrating and Depending on location Sometimes your co-workers or leaders can be challenging, but few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build up your employees with real human interactions and quality connections.


  4. "Portfolio Product Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    Conducive work environment, work and personal life balance

    Cons

    Lack of Senior Leadership vision


  5. "Great Benefits! poor work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Miami Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Miami Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Competitive Pay, Direct Management is Great

    Cons

    Doesn't offer the best work life balance


  6. "Great Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile SAS Lead Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile SAS Lead Sales Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing Discount, Great People, Fun Environment

    Cons

    long hours or skeleton crews

    Advice to Management

    invest more time into your employees


  7. "Absolutely great job, always evolving and growing department!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Connected Home in Bel Air, MD
    Current Employee - Connected Home in Bel Air, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With the right mentor in your department you can really learn alot. This company is always encouraging you to learn so it is an absolute perfect match for me.

    Cons

    The annoying hazing program, aka getting your blue shirt, which is just Best Buy's hazing program to make you feel like a noob for 2 months at times.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the hazing, but besides that great job!

  8. "Best Buy"

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    Decent pay for part time work
    Coworkers were great and became close friends
    Student friendly
    Promoted learning and growth

    Cons

    Had to work on many holidays, including Thanksgiving
    Managers didn’t always see eye to eye and gave tasks that didn’t make sense


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Best Buy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, exposure to latest technology

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations. Pay and bonus are irrelevant to performace


  10. Helpful (1)

    "SWAT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leominster, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leominster, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule for college students

    Cons

    Low Pay, and no set schedule

    Advice to Management

    Don't work here


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