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Best Buy Salt Lake City Reviews

Updated August 1, 2018
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  1. "i have had no experience working with best buy. i hope to work there soon."

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    i think it would help me with people skills and give me a very good learning experience.

    Cons

    i will be a little leary at first but i will get the hang of it soon

    Advice to Management

    i will try my hardest to do the work you have selected for me.


  2. "Good but Childish"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers, with good wages and a good bonus structure.

    Cons

    Massive favoritism between sales flor and management, childish managers who play it like a high school going off popularity for consequences to favorites and those not favored. Most managers do not lead by example, and do not have adequate experience to actually teach you anything valuable to benefit you on the floor as they do not have product knowledge, all it is telling you how you're doing wrong and not doing 250% goals.

    Advice to Management

    No favoritism, grow up, require advanced product knowledge before putting someone in a leadership role.

  3. "Favoritism"

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    Former Employee - Sony Expert in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Sony Expert in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts, accommodations.
    You get to work around the latest and greatest and that's fun. It hurts you can't afford any of it.

    Cons

    Management, life work balance, trainings are a joke, uniforms.
    Pay is awful unless your favorite or perform so well you can't be ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote who is best for the position and company. Accept that you and those in management might be hurting the company and should leave.


  4. "Micromanaging in steroids"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts
    Get to see new products.

    Cons

    Those who they choose for management.
    Poor life work balance.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and let talented people lead Best Buy. If you want Best Buy to thrive instead of just stay afloat you will leave.


  5. "Best Buy Mobile Manager"

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best Buy had a great discount, decent health benefits, 401k match up to 5%, and a lot of great leaders and employees.

    Cons

    Best Buy was pretty high levels of stress. I was in a high performing store however it gets exhausting to manage the amount of metrics they throw at you for every category imaginable. If felt though if you succeeded at one, district/corporate management wouldn't even stop to say thanks before they than switched focus to another category you could do better in.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify your reporting. I'll never forget the time as a mobile manager when I found out that upper management had reporting to show if I was utilizing reporting. Seriously? I would much rather you come in and talk to me, coach me, inspire me, than sit behind a desk and send me an email telling me I need to view a particular report more often.


  6. "Fun place to work but they seem to use a lot of favoritism"

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at best buy during college was nice because they were flexible with my schedule and It was a fun work environment great discount

    Cons

    Expected us to follow a certain formula for sales and would write us up if we didn't. I understand it is a business but it made me feel like a robot and felt unnatural having to follow each step one by one to sell products.

    Advice to Management

    Do not rely on favoritism when choosing promotions and try to not get mad at people for not meeting goals rather they should help them.


  7. "worked for a student job"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible with school so that was chill

    Cons

    micro management, weird sophomoric politics.

    Advice to Management

    relax

  8. "It was a good experience, not great."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not super demanding, products mostly sell themselves.

    Cons

    Poorly compensated, very few perks.


  9. "Computers and tablets specialist"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employ discounts, and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Didn't work well with my schedule, a lot of busy work to keep up to date with new things coming out to sell

    Advice to Management

    Work better with scheduling your employees and be mindful when they are going to school and working other jobs


  10. "Great Stores, But things change to fast."

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Lead in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Lead in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great if you want to work with people
    great way to stay up to date on technology

    Cons

    management can be pushy with out commissioned sells
    corporate and no real idea how in-store flow works


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