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Updated November 7, 2018
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  • "Work life balance can be difficult being in retail sales" (in 485 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 559 reviews)

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  1. "Fun and enjoyable environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job if you love technology and learning about it, decent pay, great way to move up fast in the company, if your store performs well then you receive a bonus per month.

    Cons

    you will have to deal with bad customers, sometimes it doesn't go over well, but that comes with every retail job, just make sure to be honest with your customers.

    Advice to Management

    None to give right now, my store is pretty well run.


  2. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome People.
    Awesome Product.
    Fun Work Environment

    Cons

    Weekends and Holidays are tough, but worth it.

  3. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee discounts, managers are generally accommodating, you learn a lot about electronics and how to get the best deal for yourself and customers.

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities for advancement unless you're interested in management. Certain metrics must be met or morning training becomes mandatory.


  4. "Best Environment To Work in, Period"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lifestyles Sales Consultant in Mount Juliet, TN
    Current Employee - Lifestyles Sales Consultant in Mount Juliet, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing management
    Easy to follow E-learnings to get yourself certified
    Valuable learning environment for the tech industry
    Possible for progression is very capable

    Cons

    Revenue per hour can be high during some seasons (Still achievable, subject to area)
    Possibility for error in high dollar transactions can be harmful to career.
    Customers can sometimes get very angry, very easily

    Advice to Management

    Stay involved with your employees, form bonds with them on a human and friend level. Communicating ways of improvement come across a lot better from a name and face, not a figurehead. 90% of the time, the employees you have are very competent, just need a little nudge.


  5. "You have a feeling that the managers just want the bonus"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wireless Sales Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Wireless Sales Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Employee Discount is really good, they hook it up
    Monthly Bonus

    Cons

    Pay could be better
    Managers seem to hammer you with coaching if you don't happen to make numbers meet.


  6. "Great company to work for, takes care of their employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, great opportunities , flexible

    Cons

    Holiday season is crazy be prepared

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of your employees


  7. "It's a great position and teaches you alot about how cellphones."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobile - Sales Consultant in Bloomingdale, IL
    Former Employee - Mobile - Sales Consultant in Bloomingdale, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great manager, great team.

    Cons

    Asking for days off, a lot of down time.

    Advice to Management

    Needs better structure and treat everyone equally

  8. "Loved Best Buy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AT&T Retail Sales Consultant in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - AT&T Retail Sales Consultant in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Loved working there. Great environment. Good people. Awesome Discounts. And management cares about you overall growth

    Cons

    Not a very flexible work schedule as a full timer


  9. "Nice Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting the experience for future success

    Cons

    They shove RPH down your throat if there are dead days then you technically suck to best buy. They expect you to make revenue on a dead day


  10. "My GM Made It Worth It."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Peabody, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Peabody, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning about all sorts of technology,
    Customer service skills,
    Dealing with difficult situations

    Cons

    Cuts in hours, laying off the good guys, minimal room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the GM's who bend backwards for their sales people don't get shafted.