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Updated December 17, 2018
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  • "Work Life balance can use some work" (in 491 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 560 reviews)

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  1. "Mobile"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Benefits, work environment, opportunity growth

    Cons

    Holidays, more hours at work than with family


  2. "PC Associate"

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    Former Employee - PC Sales Associate in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - PC Sales Associate in Yonkers, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced and fun(if you have a good team)

    Cons

    Realistic no room to grow

  3. "multi channel specialist"

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    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there cool job and i had alot of fun working there

    Cons

    had more hours and more weekends off

    Advice to Management

    more opportunity to move up


  4. "Best Buy"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Williston, VT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Williston, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff. Fun atmosphere with some perks.

    Cons

    Track your sales even though you don't have commission


  5. "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.


  6. "Starts Out Fun, But Then...."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount is awesome - only 5% above their cost. It makes you appreciate how much they gouge their customers after buying an hdmi cable that sells for $50 for just $6.50.

    Cons

    Constant unnecessary and repetitive monthly elearning trainings. Unrealistic hourly sales goals. Supervisors constantly harass you in your earpiece to force people to sign up for credit cards or geek squad warranties or in home consultation or annual subscriptions. And if you don't fulfill their quotas, you're forced to come in at 8am on Sunday for more 'trainings' on how to force these things down customers throats.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't want to hear my advice, but my advice to perspective employees is to enjoy it while you can. It's kind of fun at first and the discount is great, but there is no real future unless you want to become someone who mindless bleats about credit card apps and rev goals and tech support and blah blah blah to people who dont care.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with your schedule
    Discounts are great
    Bonus

    Cons

    Holidays are a pain
    No vacation in December

  8. "A decent job for a college kid or a retiree that needs something to do. Otherwise, don't bother."

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the pros are working with cool technology, energetic people, the day goes by fast, meeting new people, etc. This is a decent job for college students, retirees that need something to do, or people who are otherwise desperate.

    Cons

    Low pay, poor and inconsistent scheduling, excessive pressure to sell for a non-commission job, drug abuse among employees and managers. Half-hour lunch. Poor training.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems pretty ok but a few people seem as if they're on drugs, probably speed. Ensure that people are properly trained on the register and know basic things about their departments. If you're going to do drugs before work, try to at least make it look like you're sober.


  9. "Sales floor"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Braunfels, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Braunfels, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours to work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Over expirations for sales when there is a lack of customers.

    Advice to Management

    Think like a customer not like a boss


  10. "Microsoft Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Flint, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free items and only work with 1 brand most of the time

    Cons

    Retail and only can sell 1 branch