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Updated May 21, 2018
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  • Work-life balance is difficult to perfect (in 474 reviews)

  • hours were not always the best considering im a full time student (in 544 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome in every way"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile - Sales Consultant in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile - Sales Consultant in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were more like a family and the bonuses were a lovely touch.

    Cons

    Pay issues that remained unresolved.


  2. "Great Company with Bad Top-Down Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Best Buy is like having a second family. The store I worked at was very supportive of each other and employees were not afraid or shy to help others.

    Cons

    The corporate setup of this company is failing and they seem to be going about fixing it in the most ridiculous ways. It is also difficult to successfully climb the ranks within the company and true loyalty seems to count for very little.

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great retail environment to work in. The company provides great benefits for anyone that takes the time to seek them out including health benefits, stock purchase plans, 401K, vacation for full time employees, and tuition reimbursement to name a few. Each store can provide a different experience based on the leadership team but for the most part you'll find yourself in a great work environment. The company as a whole is dedicated to improving the business and addressing areas of opportunity to ensure long term success.

    Cons

    No major cons, it's a big box retail company that is still able to present a good overall employee experience at any level. Internal promotions generally do not garner the same salary as someone that is coming from the outside which can be frustrating for someone looking to grow long term with the company. Holidays don't exist anymore working here either. They stay open for every major holiday except Easter and Christmas and expect everyone to be able to work on the other holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on growing the business and staying competitive. Great job ensuring employees have the needed resources both for the job and at the personal level. Look at promoting internal candidates at a more competitive rate instead of "low balling" them, which is a known and sadly accepted practice with most leaders.


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time working at Best Buy.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any cons, Best Buy was an okay job.


  5. "Bitter Sweet"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Designer in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Systems Designer in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to newest technology, Discounts

    Cons

    Typical retail environment at times, which means no work life balance


  6. "A decent job for customer service employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Front End in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The store I worked at started employees off with a very decent wage. I was lucky to have a hands-on and supportive management team.

    Cons

    The company is very corporate and I hated having to "sell" a certain amount of credit card applications.

    Advice to Management

    Support your team members and they will want to do a good job for you and the store.


  7. "Tons of potential but little upside for the employees."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great direction from the senior leadership. Vision is second to none.

    Cons

    Poor development and advancement opportunities beyond line level associates. Far to much of playing favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the actual skills of your people.

  8. "Full Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in

    Cons

    Management could use some work


  9. "15+ year employee"

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    Current Employee - Senior Education Account Manager in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Education Account Manager in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Massive company, lots of perks, great corporate campus.

    Cons

    Restrictive Work environment, not easy to advance career paths.


  10. "Portfolio Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    Conducive work environment, work and personal life balance

    Cons

    Lack of Senior Leadership vision


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