Best Buy Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2020

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Installer in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    long hours and tough environment

  2. Helpful (1)

    "A realistic review from ...someone who would know exactly."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A laid back work environment, with easily obtainable goals, if you simply pay attention to yourself, development and growth. You gotta try a little bit. You help customers and the time goes by. A good job for millenials. Average age ranges from 18-35. Most are in their 20's. Listen, this is a easy job. If you're thinking about applying, go ahead and get off here and apply. Its not that big of a deal to be on here. It is a name brand job on your resume, a OK discount system. It is a SECURE job. Very secure. If you have a good leader they will teach you so much.

    Cons

    Cons depend on your Management/Supervisory Team and your directly reporting leader, rather than the job itself. This is not a bad job by nature. It is a good job by nature. Cons depend on the location, the location's current struggles at this job. If a certain market initiative is a priority, a badly calibrated manager will constantly be repeating this over and over and over and over and over again. It's never rude, though. But it ends up being so obnoxious that at times, you almost wish they would just be rude. Lol. In this example, they may also ask "where's those credit cards hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" and if this is going on a lot, the cringe can make you want to go play in traffic. Or, if your own location is doing badly in a category, they will summon weekend trainings. If they are doing badly in many categories, there will be ...weekend trainings for.... all the bad things, making it inescapable to be there for one thing or the other thing, if that is happening. And, staffing is not as prevalent as it used to be so you cover a lot of floor when it's busy - but when it's slow, and nobody is shopping it's agonizingly boring for a long time. You think that would be cool, but you can only BS so long before you run out of BS to do and then you actually begin to do the BS parts of your job because you are just that bored in those times. Then it gets busy and the manager, if they aren't that good at this yet, starts freaking out and pointing out where to go. Then they run the other direction, so they can continue doing nothing, just like you were, during the previous pause in traffic. lol Speaking of that, leadership positions are not in strong supply anymore, so if you want to move up, you'd better wait until someone else transfers out of their position (they won't because there aren't any positions to transfer into) or rarely, gets terminate, or voluntarily steps down, usually for a oopsie they did to themselves.

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  3. "Good job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, nice people, friendly

    Cons

    Busy work, strict, long hours

  4. "Can be a great fun place to work..."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in El Cajon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing discount, corporate often tries to take care of employees, some stores are really fun and have great people

    Cons

    Stores are thier own ecosystems they can be amazing or be easily corrupted and miserable because of thier management several stores are known for mistreating their associates and hr just turns a blind eye

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  5. "EH"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Staff in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun job cool tech and lots of learning

    Cons

    lots of time on your legs

  6. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment friendly ppl discounts

    Cons

    Low pay poor management team communication

  7. "Do it for now"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Springfield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy, laid back, jean attire, employee discount worthy

    Cons

    Holiday season workload is annoying

  8. "Golden Handcuffs"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pays well if you have good management its nice to learn here help people

    Cons

    Hard to find new job at same pay (golden handcuffs) Stressful Working Holidays Black Thursday is stupid some customers are irrate

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  9. "Average Place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apple Pro in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Isn't a hard job to do at all. Decent first job to get

    Cons

    Not enough pay to deal with certain people. Forced to do other tasks not on job description even if not trained.

  10. "General Review"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best Buy is a great place to work after high school, or while in college, you can learn a lot about sales and business. Even if you don't stay with the company long term, it's a great stepping stone to better opportunities in your professional career. The job comes with great perks like giveaways and significant employee discounts.

    Cons

    They are continually changing how they do things, working Black Friday. Their pay is decent, but the way they set up their department group sale bonuses could be better, especially if you are a continuous top performance. Also, depending on your locations, work culture management can be sneaky and not have their employees best interest at heart.

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