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  1. "Best Buy Mobile Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Micromanaging in steroids"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Computers and tablets specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "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


  9. "Paid well treated poorly"

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

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

    Pros

    -paid relatively well for position
    -good discount

    Cons

    -expected to skip lunches and breaks

    -hired two weeks later then initially promised

    -expected to work longer then scheduled hours

    -initially paid with a strange company debit card that charged you to perform basic actions

    Advice to Management

    Rename warehouse position to something less misleading

    hire based on skill at basic warehouse tasks (unloading/loading merchandise) not customer service skill

    schedule me the actual amount of hours you want me to work


  10. "Best Buy is a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is great. The training I had was pretty good. Advancement is easy as long as you actually do your job. i started as a part-time employee and worked my way up.

    Cons

    I wouldn't want to move up into management. The managers have to work to many hours each week, especially around the holidays.


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