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Updated February 21, 2018
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  • Work life balance but its retail (in 458 reviews)

  • Post holidays not many hours available for non-full time employees (in 526 reviews)

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  1. "An amazing company to work for with different opportunities."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Major Appliance Specialty Sales Consultant in McAllen, TX
    Current Employee - Major Appliance Specialty Sales Consultant in McAllen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s fun to work with Your Team, and the company takes care of the employees. There are always contests and challenges to work towards and yes, the discount is good too.

    Cons

    Many people in Supervisor/management positions tend to stay there so advancement opportunities don’t happen too often. But there are different opportunities as in changing departments and doing different things.


  2. "Merchandising Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My supervisor did a good job managing the team, and often accommodated my schedule as a full-time student. The merchandising crews are often down to earth individuals and fun to be around. If you're in college, and want to reserve your cognitive skills for your academic endeavors, then I'd recommend working in this position.

    Cons

    As a Merchandising Specialist, it is very labor intensive, especially as the holidays approach. You will be expected to stay late in order to stock all the merchandise on the floor or in the back warehouse.

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sale Associate in Kannapolis, NC
    Current Employee - Sale Associate in Kannapolis, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    The company will train you really well before you get to the sales floor. Also if you decide you want to move up in the company, they will work with you to help you in your career path. Also, they have a really flexible scheduling for people that may be in school.

    Cons

    It may suck getting used to a job where you have to work together as a team to bonus, instead of commission, because you may have to pick up somebody's slack on the sales floor.


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved working there it was great

    Cons

    Didn't always get the amount of hours I wanted


  5. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, fast paced, managers that are interested in your growth

    Cons

    can become repetitive after a couple years, holiday season is no fun.


  6. "Part Time Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Saginaw, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Management is very nice and helpful. 95% of fellow employees are friendly and helpful. It's great to learn about all the new tech in different areas. Great benefits and great discount.

    Cons

    Training is lacking sometimes. It's a very initiative based job where you get an overview and then trial and error to get better.


  7. "Worth if you are ready to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They generally have good workers who are willing to work with you so far you are ready to work

    Cons

    Sometimes, they could be a little TOO work oriented that it gives the workplace a dull and numb feeling.

    Advice to Management

    Please make your team put things where they belong. Enforce it! Or else, people who like to ensure things go to their rightful places will be slowed down.

  8. "Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    It was fun and great to meet people

    Cons

    there was no con at all


  9. "Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place to work at!!!

    Cons

    There really wasn’t any.


  10. "Best place to work"

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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 people.
    Everyones looks out for each others and helps everyone out

    Cons

    On your feet all day


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