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Updated December 15, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 489 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 559 reviews)

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  1. "sales associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Plenty of help from co-worker

    Cons

    Figuring out what the customers want


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best Buy Decent Opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee Discount, Fun environment/coworkers, Tuition reimbursement, Bonuses, PTO

    Cons

    Retail, Holidays, Rate of growth within the company to move up (takes awhile to be promoted)

    Advice to Management

    More competitive market pay for all levels of employment and take education into consideration for those wanting to move up.

  3. "multi channel specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there cool job and i had alot of fun working there

    Cons

    had more hours and more weekends off

    Advice to Management

    more opportunity to move up


  4. "Not as bad as it may seem"

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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

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Discount
    Opportunity
    Benefits
    401K
    Balance
    Flexibility amongst management
    Meet cool vendors/learn about the latest technology

    Cons

    Not much
    Kids
    Juveniles
    Delinquents
    Some Management doesn't realize its just retail


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best Buy"

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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

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Very nice working atmosphere

    Cons

    Corporate doesn’t realize that it gets cold in southern states so they freeze us in the winter because they control the thermostats.


  6. "Verizon expert"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Great Retail Salary and opportunity for growth rh

    Cons

    Work Life balance can use some work


  7. "Best job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    None It was the worst job ever

    Cons

    Not the best job long hours and bad work life balance. Hard to get moved up

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I work as a PM, recently noticed someone commenting that we don't have a PMO department. But I have been with Best Buy for about 7 years and the PMO team has been established with Best Buy before I started.

    Cons

    Far too often good and great employees get burnt out because of poor Project Managers who do not have a basic or general idea of what is required as a Project manager, such as communication and knowing what is going on with your project instead of asking other departments who are not involved. As well as a lack of PMs having a basic knowledge of the concept of their project and department.

    Advice to Management

    It would be a lot easier to get projects done on time and within budget if there was more care put into vetting PMs and their competency of general and basic PM knowledge as well as subject knowledge of the department they work for. For example having a Marketing Project Manager managing the Technical Project with no back ground or technical knowledge or the desire to learn.


  9. "Best Retail Job I’ve had so Far!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Customer Service Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Seasonal Customer Service Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Everyone is friendly and will help you with any questions you have.
    -Checkout is kept considerably tidy with how many people are back there everyday.
    -Employee discounts on open boxes and snacks that you may want for lunch are awesome!
    -If you’re a good employee managers WILL take note of it, I’ve been approached by 2 managers for a position after seasonal. You can move up really fast if you are a fast learner and are dedicated to being a good employee.

    Cons

    -Since I started the week before Thanksgiving I wasn’t taught all the ropes so I’m still catching up because of it.
    -As a seasonal you won’t be able to call out so I’ve been sick twice since I got here and had to push through my shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you guys are doing, every manager in the store makes me feel welcomed and appreciated.


  10. "Geek Squad Repair Agent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Advanced Repair Agent in Brooks, KY
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Advanced Repair Agent in Brooks, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and values. Positive work environment

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work