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Best Buy Sales Consultant Reviews

Updated June 12, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 479 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 547 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work for college students and people seeking a future career"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Greenville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, Environment, Benefits, and a great extensive training program

    Cons

    Sometimes they don't give part time employees that many hours

    Advice to Management

    No comments at the moment


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, good pay, fun environment, good benefits for part time and full time.

    Cons

    Retail isn't for everyone. Can get frustrating. Some customers are difficult to work with.

  3. "Good starting job to get into if you like Technology"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Logan, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Logan, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, good people. Management depends entirely on location (had worked at various stores).

    More sales than technology, so if you are looking for a technology more based job, you are better looking elsewhere.

    Discount is great.

    Cons

    Sales heavy, non-commissioned based sales. Not a whole lot of room for improvement unless you are looking for leadership positions (which usually require working various years prior to applying/being accepted).


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    "Hit or Miss"

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

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

    Pros

    Discounts, Product Education, Coaching, Supportive of success, Relationships with vendors and other companies. If you're going to work in Retail, this is one of the better ones to be apart of. The company can be very generous and if you're relocatable, opportunities abound.

    Cons

    Obsession over competition. Clear mental and emotional disconnect between Management and non-management roles. Management behavior inconsistent person-to-person (sometimes very respectful individuals and sometimes very disrespectful individuals).

    Advice to Management

    Read, "Leaders Eat Last" by Simon Sinek. It illustrates perfectly the path and responsibilities for success in your roles and it would be a disservice to your team not to read. The biggest lesson I've learned studying leadership is "Nobody will care what you do or what you want, until they know you care."


  5. "Ehhhh...."

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    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Austin, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of customer engagement.
    Customers came to you.

    Decent hours

    Cons

    Low pay.
    No commission.

    Limited incentives.

    Moving up within the department was slow.


  6. "Best Buy Review"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Port Charlotte, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Port Charlotte, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Buy is an amazing environment to work in. The employees are exceptional, they have an incredible training program.

    Cons

    Advancement is not very easy. I worked there 4 years and applied 20 times for a full time position and never received one despite consistently being a top producer.


  7. "Easy job if you can deal with occasionally rude customers."

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile - Sales Consultant in Hot Springs, AR
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile - Sales Consultant in Hot Springs, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, relaxed environment, easy sales goals and great entry level pay. As far as retail jobs go this is on the best companies in the world, at least at my store management actually care about employees.

    Cons

    Your bonus is based on the performance of the store not just you as an individual. So if you have a weak link it will bring down the entire store.

    Advice to Management

    Top performers consistently get praise for making a sale while people who underperform get none. A lot of employees would blossom if they were given more encouragement.

  8. "Lifestyles Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Lifestyles Sales Consultant in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Lifestyles Sales Consultant in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling
    Relaxed management team
    Outstanding company discount on all products except commercial brands such as Apple.
    Great associates in different departments
    Amazing break room it’s actually a full room that has everything you would dream a break room to have like a vending machine, tv, couch, tables, and toys!

    Cons

    No commission on the products that you sell
    Not a way to gain more hours unless somebody calls out or quits

    Advice to Management

    Purchase solar for stores!!! It’s better for company and environment


  9. "Digital imaging"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, diversified work culture, employee discounts, store events

    Cons

    Slow process if want to grow with yhe company


  10. "LOVE the team I've come to know at Best Buy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Connected Home Sales Consultant in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Connected Home Sales Consultant in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management, flexibility, on the job training, staying up to date on technology, helping customers with enriching their lives with technology

    Cons

    none really. Sometimes push for credit cards is tough, I don't like pushing credit cards but I understand the science behind it.

    Advice to Management

    keep working hard to create good teams of people and strong leaders! <3