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Updated January 20, 2018
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 451 reviews)

  • PTO when first becoming full time is unbearable low (in 519 reviews)

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  1. "Good for parttime"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Portable Electronics Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Portable Electronics Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and good coworkers

    Cons

    expectations and work/personal life balance

    Advice to Management

    Take it one day at a time.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Very smart coworkers
    relaxed environment
    on site gym

    Cons

    too much reliance on external contractors

  3. "Amazing place to learn retail."

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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

    Easy going managers who are very helpful during your new hire process.
    Great place to get your foot in the door as a retail worker.

    Cons

    During the holidays hours can get kind of crazy, however everyone generally works, making the toughest days of the year fly by.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you are doing.


  4. "Great Retail Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager- Connections in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager- Connections in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Training, Growth, Benefits, Pay is great for retail

    Cons

    Work life balance but its retail

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate time off requests


  5. "Great place for students to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AT&T Mobile Expert in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - AT&T Mobile Expert in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment. Great benefits and PTO. The company really does care about it's employees.

    Cons

    Not real room for money making potential unless you're able/willing to relocate to a big city or do a lot of traveling.


  6. "Geek Squad Community Was Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Community was great
    Coworkers tend to be friendly
    Job was enjoyable
    Opportunities for Advancement
    Decent Pay

    Cons

    Little tolerance for error
    Exhaustive training program
    Can be stressful at times


  7. "Great Company"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Understanding management

    Cons

    High Turnover, Not specialized in a certain area

  8. "Strong Core Values, Sales and Development - Low Pay"

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

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

    Pros

    - Excellent company culture
    - The training offered is high quality and relevant
    - Good benefits (medical, health, dental, tuition reimbursement)
    - The employee discount helps employees to own, use and experience the products that they sell on a daily basis; This leads to knowledgeable, informative, honest selling

    Cons

    - Check-Ins at starting and ending of shift can be tedious
    - The company needs more opportunity for career advancement
    - Lack of career advancement leads to high turn-over of skills, professional sales experts (the best rarely stay with the company)
    ^ Low pay (even for department managers) - This is changing, just not fast enough
    - Appliance delivery fulfillment is absolutely trash (the horror stories are frequent and numerous

    Advice to Management

    Suggestions for Improvement:
    - Improve fulfillment service (especially in the appliance department)
    - Pay better - low pay plays a great role in skilled employees leaving for better compensation
    - Optimize the career path - it is vague/ Limited


  9. "Supervisor"

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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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discount is great. People are awesome if you make it fun. Technology is always changing and good to be around.

    Cons

    The customers suck. Always want a discount when society has standard. Customers feel entitled to stuff and feel like you are suppose to cater to them.

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer to employees and do store events and congratulate them more often so the employees feel like they work in a warm environment.


  10. "Late Exit Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome training and flexible hours

    Cons

    Management takes advantage of all employees

    Advice to Management

    Monitor management abuse


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