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Updated January 15, 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. "Good management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good commission, good work environment

    Cons

    Holiday hours, sometimes long hours

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding employer."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with plenty of room for promotion and gain of responsibility. Managers are willing to work with different types of availability.

    Cons

    Pay relative to peers may not be equal and performance reviews only happen once a year which determine your pay.

    Advice to Management

    Constantly evaluate your employees and know those who are always at a high level of performance. Reward those who are and coach those that are not. Lead by example, not by demand.

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phenomanal environment to work at. Constantly learning about the newest technology coming out. The room of growth and to develop is amazing.

    Cons

    At times can be incredibly busy due to being understaffed.


  4. "Sales lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive fun and supporting place to work

    Cons

    Movement up is based on favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on performance


  5. "Great company to work for. There is so much room to grow and move up in the company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee discount is absolutely amazing. You also get to meet a diverse group of people to work with and accomplish daily goals.

    Cons

    Working with trouble customers can be a downside, but there will be trouble customers in any job involving customer service or retail.


  6. "Great learning experience in management."

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    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Manager- Connections in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Specialty Sales Manager- Connections in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The employee discounts are unparalleled, learning opportunities in moving up in a corporate structure, the schedule flexibility. These were all great perks of the job.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency with management across multiple stores. I don't understand why there are "old school" GM's and sales managers still employed here, they're what hold some stores, as a whole, back.

    Advice to Management

    Get all of the management team on the same page with new blue. Some need it drawn out for them piece by piece, which impede performance of others on the team, especially when they're not keen on challenge and change. Hire visionaries in the connected future.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "its not what it seems"

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    Former Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    i cant think of any. my time at best buy was a miserable experience. pro is i got paid. barely cause of my hours though

    Cons

    at my location there was a real problem with miscommunication, especially between management and new hires. and i worked there almost 4 months and they had me and like 10 other people working 1-2 days a week 4 hour shifts. and my schedule was spread out im lucky if i got a week working out of that month. former best buy employee says they do 4 hour shifts so best buy doesnt have to give them a real lunch break. guess best buy is really hurting. also there was a MASSIVE delay in getting my expenses approved (best buy is supposed to pay you back for mileage and food when they have you training somewhere else)

  8. "Sales Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant, Electronics in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant, Electronics in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly flexible. Coworkers are very friendly and love to see each other succeed. No pressure sales. No commission.

    Cons

    Promotions don't seem to be a thing. You have to apply for a better job if you wish to move up the Best Buy chain. Managers have had recent issues with changing schedules after they had been made without consulting the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please remember to communicate with employees before changing schedules suddenly. Some of us have already made plans.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Super fun! You just help people buy toys!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being the first to see new technology roll out. It's also nice to get a discount. We have a easy to use app that gives us immediate access to need to know specks.

    Cons

    It requires discipline to not spend that paycheck. There is always something that will catch your eye. Also, everyone that knows you will assume that you are their personal geek squad agent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good First Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customre Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customre Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment, great training.

    Cons

    Management is not involved


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