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Updated February 26, 2017
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  • There is not a good work/life balance (in 405 reviews)

  • Full time positions are limited (in 447 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Amazing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, amazing management. There will always be something to do and you will find yourself learning a lot.
    also great if you are going to school.

    Cons

    Retail hours, so expect to work holidays. Also it takes initiative if you want to move up to a ARA role. Sometimes things can get a little hectic.

    Advice to Management

    Management is amazing and you can always rely on them to handle issues out of your control as a employee. Pay is fair and the store feels like a big community.


  2. "Great Part-Time Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent benefits, great pay, cares about employees

    Cons

    A great manager can make or break an entire store

    Advice to Management

    Levels of management within the store should be more coordinated


  3. "Sales Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Great Culture and a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Training is lacking and the e learnings are boring.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better. Train Better.


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  5. "great for high school job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    Pros

    great atmosphere to learn and grow

    Cons

    holiday hours can be harsh


  6. "Great job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Systems Designer in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Systems Designer in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Vendor relationships and networking is very easy. The company supports you and gives you opportunities to grow. Massive amounts of product training allow you to be the expert in the home entertainment category.

    Cons

    Systems to complete purchase orders are difficult when building large purchase orders. There isn't much of an incentive to perform better, because wages are not performance based

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better systems


  7. "Great employees, truly a family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Florence, AL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Florence, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At least at my store the employees and managers were fair and fun. We were like a family and could have been closer. The pay started out low, but company raises with yearly raises ended up fair for the area.

    Cons

    Customers can stress you out

    Advice to Management

    Be as great as the last year of store 348! Dont shut down the good stores that are improving over an old manager that blew the budgets.


  8. "Asset Protection"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are the eyes in the sky. Fairly easy work as well as lots of guest interactions.

    Cons

    Standing in place for nearly all of the shift. Can be a bit tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the hard work AP's do. Very seldom would any of my AP's receive credit for their hard work.


  9. "Good Starter Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company's values promote good job habits

    Cons

    Company's constant adaptation and adjustment to changing market often leaves entry level employees feeling "along for the ride."


  10. "Samsung Experience Expert"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Environment, Management, Benefits, Investment opportunities, Bonuses

    Cons

    Hours, Performance incentives or lack there of


  11. "Best Buy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory/Merchandising Supervisor in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Inventory/Merchandising Supervisor in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Faced paced, challenging, team orientated environment

    Cons

    Challenging work/life balance due to rotating shifts and holiday drive times



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