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Updated January 9, 2018
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  • Somewhat of a hard work life balance (in 451 reviews)

  • PTO when first becoming full time is unbearable low (in 519 reviews)

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  1. "Learned a Lot but intense"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot about sales and how to pressure sell. Support from managers was always good. Team was great to work with as well.

    Cons

    Filling out customer sheets as your talking customers. Working holidays and weekends is not fun. competitive sales without commission.


  2. "Best in Blue"

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    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount Products Atmosphere Accommodations Structure

    Cons

    Metrics Sales Competitive Clientele Promotions

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate tracking of services

  3. "Appliances"

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    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discounts, amazing Co - Worker who always have a good time with. Great benefits with student tuition assistance to 401k.

    Cons

    Management, Must got sales goals, you only get promotions if your close to upper management, no recognition, really bad GM, and minimum raises by pennies.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about corporate goals, focus on your employees instead. To the GM, you can’t think your the only that matters.


  4. "Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement, great training, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    working holidays, on feet all day, rude customers

    Advice to Management

    Keeping doing what your doing


  5. "Not Bad"

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    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work, nice supervisors and hours.

    Cons

    They have a "formula" for sales and you need to say exactly those specific words, even if the conversation does not naturally flow.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k matching, employee discount, stock purchase discounts and fair wages

    Cons

    Turn over rate is really low which you would think is a good thing, but moving up is somewhat hard


  7. "Computer Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts, good starter job, decent hours, training

    Cons

    Not enough pay raises, annoying customers

    Advice to Management

    Pay raises and bonuses to reflect performance needs work on.

  8. "Great place to grow and sharpen your people skills"

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    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Williston, VT
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Williston, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership at my store was wonderful about not micromanaging and staying positive, all while still holding employees to a high standard. I had lots of space to grow and learn without being tethered to exact methodologies. The experience I gained here was invaluable in providing me with some of the most essential skills needed to succeed in the business world.

    Cons

    Not a great place for long-term employment unless you are interested in advancing up the ladder of leadership. After the first couple of years of employment, annual raises become very small.

    Advice to Management

    Local store management is already making the right choices.


  9. "Great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chance to work a lot of hours, gain solid sales and retail experience. Part-Time is what you make of it, better sales result in more hours.

    Cons

    New employees often assigned to closing shifts which go over the announced ending time frequently. When I was employed there I often had trouble with scheduling, I was often assigned to work when I previously stated I was unavailable. Most likely not an issue at this time.

    Advice to Management

    None at this moment.


  10. "things i like best"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    good people and management. trained all there employee

    Cons

    best place with a very good benefit you can ever think of