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Updated October 18, 2017
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 438 reviews)

  • Limited hours when not working full time (in 503 reviews)

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  1. "Terrible for Seasonal Workers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Easy to find seasonal, part time employment.

    Cons

    Very little to no training
    Management does not watch out for their workers, when you're a seasonal employee you basically get thrown to the wolves.


  2. "Have no fun while being the best"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team members sometimes, also sometimes there is good pay and benefits. They try to provide accommodations for employees. It's really really really hard to try and think of any advantages or benefits of this company

    Cons

    - held accountable for the mistakes of others, and expected to do more work in half the time. When a display is set wrong, you must first fix it and then do it yourself but management will act like it's your fault
    - temperamental management— when they don't get their way, they will throw a fit him. Supervisors show no leadership ability. They don't care if you succeed. They will not help you.
    - bad employees are promoted to full time and moved into leadership roles. Often times your team leader will have a very bad attitude and be very rude, and management doesn't care as long as they do an acceptable job.

    Advice to Management

    - You need a manager training program. Promoting from within is good only if you train the managers that you promote. When managers are on a power trip just because of their position, then performance will suffer
    - STOP MICROMANAGING! If you see your employee working, let them work and do their job. You can't possibly expect them to do something in 10 minutes that takes 50 minutes

  3. "Don't recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    None at all it sucks

    Cons

    Everything is bad at this place

    Advice to Management

    Step it up!


  4. "Lack of Leadership and Care for Employee Career Advancment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Smart hard working co-workers, decent employee discounts, and decent annual bonus.

    Cons

    IT security Directors lack leadership, no training budget, constant changing of direction, lack of strategy, no communication to employees, director's are not involved in important Cybersecurity strategies.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate the responsibilities of your Sr. Directors and start caring about your employees before they leave. Provide training and allow the directors to make decisions.


  5. "Connected devices sales representative"

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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

    It's great because of the team work environment

    Cons

    There are no cons it's a great place to work


  6. "If you like to see mediocre promoted, go work at Best Buy"

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    Former Employee - AT&T Retail Sales Consultant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - AT&T Retail Sales Consultant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Start in warehouse or front lanes and then work on getting promoted to manager to tell the sales people how to sell.

    Cons

    Don't shine at store 298 the secret is to be thoroughly mediocre if you want to get a promotion.


  7. "Manager"

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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

    Employee discount. Good stepping stone to get into the professional world.

    Cons

    Pay doesn't compensate for extraneous hours and terrible work/life balance.

  8. "Maybe I just had horrible management but..."

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts
    Meeting new people (customers) ...Day went by quickly/fast paced ... Long lunch breaks
    Technology everywhere :D and that's honestly about it for the pros

    Cons

    Management management management
    Condescending tones when being spoke to
    No commission for amount of work being put in/carriers dealt with
    No ten minute break
    Severe unprofessionalism
    High turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your employees. Stop letting power and control go to your head and actually stop talking and let others say what they have to for once. Also, retaking a class in professionalism will help your high turnover rate.


  9. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great friends! All that I got out of my 10 plus years in this company.

    Cons

    Management Doesn't care about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your team and your store will become successful. District and HR should listen to their employees. They are running people out of their jobs. Bestbuy isn't known for this type of treatment.


  10. "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Friendly team members, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Constant pressure to up sell unnecessary services and products
    Non-commission


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