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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations(in 1863 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable(in 314 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hours are long and tough to manage work life balance(in 502 reviews)

  • "New full-time employees PTO hours are extremely small(in 563 reviews)

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  1. Great job for students/ Inventory Specialist

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Environment Coworkers are friendly Benefits as discounts on products

    Cons

    Schedules can be difficult. Hard to find some products

    Advice to Management

    Keep motivating people and recognize their work.

  2. Fun, Cool Company

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great people and products to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes policies can be too restrictive set by corporate.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. Poorly run company

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Some of the people you work with are cool, but hard to find out, when management won't give you a few minutes to relax between talking to customers.

    Cons

    Poorly run company that only cares about the bottom line. Pays theirs employees and incentive program is a joke, but constantly pressures their employees to con customers into buying these ridiculously overpriced warranties where they promise a new computer if yours is damaged, but it is really a refurbished computer or credit back at the current value of your computer.

    Advice to Management

    Find another job, because Amazon is about to completely own the market.

  4. Great place

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Lots of learning and education for team

    Cons

    Weekend days are required for part time.

  5. Inventory Specialist

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of work and moving around & lots of teamwork.

    Cons

    Sweating, get ready for it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  6. Good Company to Work for

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They really try and work with your schedule and will listen to your request for an increase or decrease in hours. The managers are very carrying towards their employees and my co-workers are very friendly.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to sell products because my store doesn't always have several things in stock.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Full Time Customer Service Specialist

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Best Buy was a fun environment to work! The employees and management all worked well together and cared about each other. I enjoyed working closely with products that I use on a daily basis. Also, it is great to get a discount on products that are things I actually use.

    Cons

    Customers can be really mean because the return policy is extremely short. This caused many issues that had to be handled by management because customers sometimes became irate. Working the holiday season was also never fun because Black Friday is more of a "Grey Thursday" now since Best Buy opens at 5pm on Thanksgiving (so be prepared for that).

    Advice to Management

    Go back to opening on Friday for Black Friday! Your employees want to spend the holidays with their families and not with crazy customers.

  8. Magnolia - Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The hours are flexible, the team environment is friendly, and it is a great place to develop skills as an undergrad.

    Cons

    None! Though if you are not willing to learn departments outside the one you were hired for, you will struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working with the sales team to produce great results.

  9. Helpful (2)

    In Home Advisor

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    Current Employee - In Home Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company vehicle and paid gas. Get to meet a lot of people and visit some cool residences. Deploy from your house, no need to go work at retail locations daily.

    Cons

    No time to take a lunch break (eat while you drive) you are expected to be on-time and your schedule never takes drive distances and traffic into account. Long hours salaried, work overtime no compensation. Work around 60 hours a week including "Days Off" (typical day is 12 to 14 hours only get paid for 8) A lot of pressure to sale $20k a week so you have to convince people to buy stuff they don't need instead of...

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    Advice to Management

    Provide better work-life balance and increase wages. Remove the weekly Greedy goals so the advisors can actually provide the correct solution for everyone regardless of their budget.

  10. Good management

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good commission, good work environment

    Cons

    Holiday hours, sometimes long hours

    Advice to Management

    None

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