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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 434 reviews)

  • I wish I could have been a full time employee (in 502 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty good place to learn a foundation to electronics retail"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment, good team atmosphere, great employee discount, a very good first job for anyone who would like to experience retail at its finest

    Cons

    Hours can fluctuate if your a part time very negatively, supervisors and management can at times be difficult to work with, getting promotions are very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Management does as well as it can. There isn't much that can be done because hours are dictated by how slow or busy the company is. Managers who tend to micromanage are the most difficult to deal with. Have faith in your team and if results are not being met, then deal with associates accordingly


  2. "Decent Company for a College Student"

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad CIA Agent in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Geek Squad CIA Agent in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Usually work around school schedules, decent pay, fun environment

    Cons

    Managers set impossible sales goals (they later acknowledge it, but push hard during the day or week). Mandatory to work all holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees to increase efficiency.

  3. "Was taught how to be a salesman."

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience/cool people to work with

    Cons

    Management On top of you all the time. Customers can annoy you some times.Hard to move up especially since they fired most of the managers, also employees have been there for 5-10 years .

    Advice to Management

    Give your associate's a break.


  4. "Putting the 'BEST' in Best Buy!"

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    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership within supervisors, general manager. Great customers

    Cons

    Co-worker's can be too competitive. Holiday season is CRAZY!


  5. "Okay to work for but horrible if you ever want to move up in the company,would be a good job for part timer"

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    Current Employee - Home Theater Installer in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Home Theater Installer in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount is the only pro and the fact that I have a job. HR is great!

    Cons

    Yearly reviews can be a joke,constant management changes,have to go to HR to get raises. I work in clients homes,my manager never comes for ride alongs to see how I am doing therefore how can I get a yearly review and get a good raise if the management is never around to see my work?? Sometimes reviews are done with managers who I have never met....i simply get a satisfactory review and a 20 cent raise. The only way to get a better raise is to fight it with a HR manager. This company needs to stop with the management changes,employees are getting fed up with all the changes and leaving the company. High turn around rate means you have to constantly retrain employees and spend more money!! Skilled employees do better work and have more knowledge why not pay them more for the good work they do for this company instead of treating them like garbage. Best Buy is digging its own grave!

    Advice to Management

    Stop making leadership changes!!! Leave your managers and FSMs in place so they can get to know their employees.


  6. "It was a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot as a supervisor from the management team.

    Cons

    long hours during holiday season

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "College job nothing else"

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    Former Employee - Magnolia Sale Prp in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Magnolia Sale Prp in Riverside, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours and lots of talent

    Cons

    they don't care about retaining good workers

    Advice to Management

    open up accommodation offers to everyone


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