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Updated June 21, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 479 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 547 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule. discount on products. Friends

    Cons

    Holiday schedule and hours. Micromanagement


  2. "Great Job"

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

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    One of the better retail jobs out there.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in local stores due to favortism

  3. "Computer sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Good management. A lot of ability to rise up in the company if you are interested as well as willing to relocate

    Cons

    Ridiculous amounts of training for a base level job.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce online training and don't make people go off-site for inductions.


  4. "Best could be better"

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    Former Employee - Everything in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Everything in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Pay
    Strong Company Values
    Decent Retail Job
    Bonuses

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Overbearing workload
    Micromanaging
    Unfair Work Practices

    Advice to Management

    There is extreme bias and favoritism when it comes to career advancement. It should be based on performance and execution of responsibilities. Management also lacks knowledge in several areas in the store. They micro-manage 99% more than they actually manage anything else.


  5. "Amazing"

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

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great management.

    Cons

    Nothing at all disappoints me.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, the most fun job I have ever had


  6. "Great Company with more PT Benefits than Expected!"

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    • 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

    The benefits. The atmosphere and management. They have a smart business model for the future of retail.

    Cons

    None that I see so far


  7. "Geek Squad Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Manager in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Manager in State College, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture, great pay, great benefits. You make your department how you want. So much room to grow your business.

    Cons

    Scorecards can be unfair. You are scored and bonused on things that can be out of your control.

    Advice to Management

    Change the Scorecards.

  8. "Great place for students"

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

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    They work well with student schedules

    Cons

    Hard to move up in operations, sales is the only place to move up.

    Advice to Management

    do more cross training to allow employees to grow.


  9. "Good for college students"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for an entry level job

    Cons

    Difficult ladder to ascend if you want to make a career


  10. "Great place to work for but unsure about long term"

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    Current Employee - Samsung Experience Consultant in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Samsung Experience Consultant in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and great benefits. A lot of tools to gain knowledge and succeed. Sales department is great to work for, receive great training and encounter healthy competitiveness.

    Cons

    Typical retail problems such as working holidays and weekends but that's something you have to be able to work with when thinking of applying at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce Favoritism, something that you might encounter based on location, this is something that will help out the company long term.


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