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Updated August 17, 2017
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 429 reviews)

  • Limited hours when not working full time (in 492 reviews)

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  1. "Mobile Sales Consultant"

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

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    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.

    Cons

    Every store runs quite a bit differently, management per store really controls how the store feels and operates.

    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. "Endless Possibilities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay compared to similar jobs, endless amounts of benefits, really fun place to make a career.

    Cons

    A great culture starts with a positive leadership team to keep the employee force engaged. Unfortunately this is not consistent in every store.

    Advice to Management

    It starts with you!

  3. "Best Buy is a great place to meet people who are as enthusiastic about technology as you!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Senior in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Senior in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This technology store was my first retail experience and I enjoyed the journey from seasonal sales employee to full time Operations Senior. I consider Best Buy to be a very flexible place to work. I was able to keep the job during two long distance moves and college. I was also elected Viewpoint Captain which gave me the opportunity to coordinate a Hurricane Katrina food drive, local little league sponsorship and employee social events.

    Cons

    Honestly, it's hard to find something that I would advise others to look out for when considering working here. I guess I could have negotiated my pay a little better initially, but I was lucky enough to find people that rewarded my efforts as I was promoted quickly.

    Advice to Management

    I'm personally a results-driven person, but I found it challenging to make it fun for the cashiers and customer service representatives to get magazine subscriptions.


  4. "General Review"

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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

    Discount is neat, good path to work up the ladder if you wanted to.

    Cons

    Hours, depending on location, it may be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, and they'll love you! We already do, at least.


  5. "Great to get your feet wet"

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

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    good experience with IT and sales

    Cons

    this isn't any long term plain 1 -2 years max

    Advice to Management

    get in get your money and do not stop applying for jobs the I spent 10 years here by the time I got a opportunity t become a manger I declined because it was a headache for a few dollar bump in pay.


  6. "Best Buy is an amazing company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Santa Fe, NM
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Santa Fe, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When you come to work you feel like you’re part of a family. Best Buy hires amazing people and is a very fun environment to b be included in.

    Cons

    It’s hot or miss with management. You can have an amazing manager and you’ll love working underneath then or you can have a terrible one and it will make you dread going to work.

    It tends to be a little bit u set staffed but hey that’s all retail.


  7. "Good for part time work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Good pay for the work

    Cons

    Management nitpicks but doesn't help
    Little to no inspiration

  8. "great experience"

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

    Pros

    absle to learn a lot,

    Cons

    not a lot of movement to gain exposure to different postions


  9. "plenty of opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    various positions, various perks of the job, discounts, tech environment, decent starting pay, plenty of on the job training

    Cons

    be careful of gossip when working in large staff stores. some supervisors are not given enough training and clear development before being promoted. ensure you understand the difference in workload and expectations in small traffic vs large traffic stores.

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to your people to better accomodate them, thats where great managers come from. find your own unique method of decompressing to regain composure when work becomes overwhelming, employees can see when a supervisor is struggling.


  10. "Computer sales specialist"

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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

    Pros

    benefits, employee discount, environment, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Constant micro-management while on floor from managers, busy or not.


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