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Updated December 9, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 489 reviews)

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  1. "Talk about what's possible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Pay increase annually and the ability to learn more about the lastest tech

    Cons

    Pretty much have to learn hands on rather than on a computer with slides


  2. "Best Buy Connected Devices Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Help people
    Feeling that your work matters
    No commission (better if you do not perform well under stress)

    Cons

    Deal with angry and hateful people from time to time
    Not a great work-life balance
    No commission (if you surpass your required monthly "numbers" then you do not receive any extra compensation, which can be frustrating)

  3. "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Microsoft Expert in Whitehall, PA
    Current Employee - Microsoft Expert in Whitehall, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You build great friendships in a fast paced fun environment. If your managers are good, you will enjoy your job a lot more. Advancement opportunities are available, but not always. This due to a low turnover, which is good.

    Cons

    Holiday hours are always bad at any retail job. Compensation could be hired as compared to other big companies. Cashiers at other companies who do not have as many responsibilities may make as much as an experienced sales consultant at best buy. The lack of set hours for most positions make balancing work/life very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Management at my location is great. At a company level wages should be raised to compete with other companies.


  4. "Computer Sales"

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Saint Peters, MO
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Saint Peters, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benfits both for part time and full time, lots of accommodations, career focus goals, non commission as well. Plus, rewarding monthly and quarter meeting and recognition.

    Cons

    Being in computers, you have some of the highest goals in the store, based on hour sales which ranges between $800-1300 an hour depending on the season. It's also retail work, and holiday time tends to be rough, blacked out dates from late November, to January.


  5. "Memorable Experience"

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

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Availability of hours was abundant

    Cons

    Pay rate per hour was relatively low.


  6. "Fun environment, horrible hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment. Great discount.

    Cons

    Working nights and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees who want to move up.


  7. "Merchandising specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    good pay, great environment

    Cons

    favoritism, hours, working on thanksgiving

  8. "Great Place To Work"

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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

    Flexible Schedules Good Pay Monthly Bonuses

    Cons

    Its a retail job
    No holidays off


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the employee discount, the mangers that will work with your schedule

    Cons

    The job security and possibility of going out of business

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  10. "seasonal work"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Midland, TX

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

    Pros

    first job! learned a lot, liked the discount

    Cons

    first job! creepy coworkers though