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Best Buy Richfield Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 429 reviews)

  • Limited hours when not working full time (in 492 reviews)

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  1. "Great people, although work depends on your team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Summer Associate Intern in Richfield, MN
    Current Intern - Summer Associate Intern in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Amazing corporate culture, everyone is very willing to meet with you and give advice
    - Competitive pay for Summer Associate Interns ($16/hr)
    - Opportunities to meet with senior level employees within the company
    - Speaker series with key executives of the company (CEO, VP's)
    - Fun intern outings! (boat cruise, Dave & Buster's, ice cream social)

    Cons

    - Would frequently have to ask for work from my team

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and expanding this awesome internship program!


  2. "Sr. Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture, environment, fun, growth, potential, team.

    Cons

    Re-orgs, shifting priorities, layoffs, Rosalind Chevreuil

    Advice to Management

    Keep your dedicated long term employees happy, they built the company and the culture

  3. "A "do-it-yourself" kind of company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Digital Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of autonomy. You're expected to take things and run with it, with very little training or direction at times. This can be fun and they do reward individuals who are good at this.

    Great benefits and comp.

    Cons

    Engineering direction is constantly fluctuating and is horribly communicated.

    Employees don't share the vision as it's not outlined well.

    Lots of negativity.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to give people more direction. Everyone should be able to answer questions about where we are going and be able to share your vision. Promote people that have vision for the products.


  4. "Hit or miss depending on the team, but some things are always miss"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outside of the core hours (9-3:30 or so), hours are flexible.
    When you have something you enjoy working on, you have some freedom as to the design.
    Most coworkers are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    All employees are expected by on-call on a regular basis, as well as Black Friday/Thanksgiving.
    Pair programming is mandatory (this may be a "pro" for some people).
    Employees are meant to be interchangeable, with no subject experts, or long-term work. Due to pair programming employees change focus, programming partners, and even seating arrangements and equipment on a semi-weekly basis.
    In order to enforce this, cubicle walls are very low, which results in a very loud workplace.
    If you do not speak Hindi, you will miss out on certain discussions. It sucks when your coworkers are joking around or discussing the weekend and you are not able to participate.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to copy Amazon and innovate on your own basis.
    Do not treat employees like cogs in a machine, as you will continue to lose a lot of good talent. Stop shifting priorities on a monthly basis.
    Lastly, if a coding or development process works for one team, embrace it, rather than forcing them to adhere to an arbitrary standard. Yes, pair programming can help reduce bugs by 15%, but that's at the cost of 50% of your workforce. Code reviews can reduce bugs by 20%+ and do not require one developer to be the "observer."


  5. "Great company and atmosphere, not enough challenge"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Awesome coworkers
    Great environment
    Employee discount
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Pay isn't particularly impressive
    Not challenging
    Very difficult to grow

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Analyzing internal systems used by employees and looking for ways to improve them or resolve issues."

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic energy and culture. Positive environment all around, everyone is willing to assist in developing each other and values everyone's ideas to continue having Best Buy grow! Truly love working from within.

    Cons

    Communication to the retail level can be sporadic - changes at the corporate level is communicated through internal channels but for some reason it takes forever for retail to get the information.


  7. "Good Company"

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    Former Contractor - Build and Release Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Former Contractor - Build and Release Engineer in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a really good company working for.

    Cons

    In my department there is a lot of work politics

  8. "Senior Data Scientist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Richfield, MN
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for and will learn a lot

    Cons

    nothing bad about the company

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  9. "Project / Release Manager (Consultant)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project/Release Manager (Consultant) in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Project/Release Manager (Consultant) in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    - great products/services
    - nice HQ facility with daycare onsite

    Cons

    - no company project management office (at the time I worked there each department did project management their own way, no common methodology or best practices)
    - Accenture has a large presence and they don't always collaborate with consultants from other firms

    Advice to Management

    put a PMO in place, establish best practices and eliminate waste/re-inventing the wheel


  10. "Customer service associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible job environment and schedules.

    Cons

    I dont have anything as cons for best buy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job.


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