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Updated August 9, 2017
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 446 reviews)

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  1. "Lead Sales Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and training !

    Cons

    Black Friday is never any better

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within please people!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good low hours"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, fun environment, everybody works well

    Cons

    Hours get cut, high pressure at times

    Advice to Management

    Need more hours

  3. "Mobile SAS lead"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Good company. Mobile standalone store is much better than big box. Pretty relaxed attitude, but you gotta hustle when it's busy.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. There is bonus potential, but they're usually not anything to write home about. Depending on your boss, your experience can be very different. I have always had good bosses

    Advice to Management

    Increase bonus potential. Do a better job of advertising deals and promotions to get customers in the store.


  4. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good place to work for

    Cons

    lots of hours low pay

    Advice to Management

    nonenone


  5. "Mobile Assistant Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Great co workers. Working with good people makes it easier.

    Cons

    Poor Pay, compared with other offers this job paid significantly less.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, they are what makes your company work.


  6. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depends on the store, but you can work with really great people! Opportunities to move around to different departments if your interested. Employee discount is AWESOME! Some neat accommodations with various product vendors. Opportunities to move departments and even to different stores if you want/need to (which is what I did). Best Buy has very good culture standards and tries to create a fun and challenging work environment. Even if you have little to no product knowledge they will train you on the ins and outs of anything and everything. Excellent company to work for with great opportunities to climb the ladder, it ultimately comes down to management and how they operate the store. I worked in two different stores with polar opposite styles.

    Cons

    Depends on the store, but you can work with really not great people! I worked for two different stores and the first store had terrible management and employees, the second store was much better and felt like a real Best Buy. Your best bet is to go into the store and talk to several employees and see what they can tell you about working there; cause your experience really will vary based on the location. Not enough rewards for top performers. Bonus structure is based on performance of the entire store and not the individual person or department. Month after month I was one of the top sales consultants in my store and even in the best department in the store and we would not bonus because another department did not do their jobs and hit their goals.

    Advice to Management

    Bonus structure and rewards for performing need a serious overhaul.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "22 years with Best Buy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Health benefits
    Wealth benefits
    Peer to peer relationships
    IT management

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Deployment management
    Deployment leadership

  8. "Sales Support"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! I have been there for the past 10 years and have enjoyed every bit of it. Yes you work weekends and holidays, but if you're ok with that then you'll fit right in. Management listens to your requests and does their best to improve your performance to better both you and the company.

    Cons

    The pay is low considering you work weekends and holidays, but if you like to purchase electronics the discount can make up for that.


  9. "Decent pay bad hours"

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    Former Employee - Front Lanes Cashier in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Front Lanes Cashier in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and shopping perks for the job type. Also there is a likely hood for being promoted if you try.

    Cons

    Little or no training before working with customers. I had Black Friday as my first day on the job meaning that I was both flustered and rushed on my first real day on the job making it bad for customers and myself.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your cashiers to take a break when they legally earned one and hire people with more time to train before you need them.


  10. "Great entry to sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile SAS Lead Sales Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile SAS Lead Sales Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and opportunity to Have fun while being the best. Allows you to learn how to sell and apply skill for future careers. Does not work on commission, so you can make mistakes and have a consistent income.

    Cons

    No commission means the more you sell, you will still make the same. Even if you outperform goals you may be constrained to limited hours and pay.


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