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Updated May 23, 2018
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  • Work life balance but its retail (in 477 reviews)

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  1. "Probably the best place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    I was in college full time, and needed a job for part time, every team welcomed me, helped me, taught me, I learned such valuable people skills.
    other pros were:
    - nice & helpful coworkers
    -fair hours
    -comfortable and respectable culture
    -great management of workers/shift
    -easy to advance

    Cons

    -if you aren't used to standing for long hours, don't apply as a sales associate.

    Advice to Management

    maybe a bit more prep before being put out on the floor to help people


  2. "Inventory Specializt"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexible time, reasonable management

    Cons

    Lots of product incoming = lots of totes to move

  3. "Management needs training"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment and fun associates.

    Cons

    Bad management and associates need training/coaching that management doesn't care enough about.

    Advice to Management

    Train your mobile associates and learn how to manage a department without hiding all the time.


  4. "Great First Job to Start at"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Buy was a great "first job". Environment can be rather relaxed, depending on store management.

    Cons

    Upwards mobility is rough due to limited leadership/management openings.


  5. "Winter Seasonal Hire"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Salesperson in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Salesperson in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work near the latest in electronic gadgets

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to sell extra stuff, e.g. Geek Squad Protection, paper, ink, etc

    Advice to Management

    Dont pressure the employees to sell stuff. Let them provide customer service instead


  6. Helpful (14)

    "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, amazing management. There will always be something to do and you will find yourself learning a lot.
    also great if you are going to school.

    Cons

    Retail hours, so expect to work holidays. Also it takes initiative if you want to move up to a ARA role. Sometimes things can get a little hectic.

    Advice to Management

    Management is amazing and you can always rely on them to handle issues out of your control as a employee. Pay is fair and the store feels like a big community.

    Best Buy Response

    Jun 26, 2017 – Recruiting Brand Manager

    Thanks for your candid feedback.


  7. "All In for the Blue Shirts"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Buy has managers who are available to answer your questions and make sure you have the knowledge and confidence to effectively and efficiently do your job. You take trainings that are helpful at keeping you up to date on changes in the company and all the latest technology and services that are offered.

    Cons

    My only con is that I'd like for there to be more inclusiveness for the customer service team during market trainings.

  8. "Production Coordinator, YellowTag"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment, with lots of amenities

    Cons

    Left due to economy and downsizing, but always loved working there and the people.


  9. "Good"

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

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

    Pros

    It's a good company to work for. Love the benefits

    Cons

    Not too much. There are a lot of people so it's kinda craxy

    Advice to Management

    Train better and don't treat the associates like kids.


  10. "Great company for promotion via cronyisim or nepotiism."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discount on products. If you're White or Asian great company for advancement.

    Cons

    If you're any other colored person expect it to take years to get a promotion while your White and Asian coworkers get sky rocketed to all management positions in the store.

    Advice to Management

    The hiring process needs to be more involved with more managers when the interviews are conducted, currently one or two managers are involved in the hiring process which allows for favorite people to be hired. The people who get hired are in the click groups which most of the time tend to be White people and Asian people hiring their own favorite employees of the same race. In my current store which resides in the most populated and employed workforce which of Black and Latinos yet from the top to bottom there is but one black supervisor and two Latino lead. The time frame which an Asian or White person gets promoted to manager or supervisor is ridiculous when completed to anyone of color and most people of color just move on to a different job or leave the company. What this means is that is within two to three years a person of color is still a sales associate while they keep applying for promotions however a White or Asian person will be at their job for the same amount of time and become a department manager within that same time frame. It took our Black woman supervisor s, achievers winner for most of her time here in the seven years of constantly applying just get that position yet her counterparts which were under performing employees get rewarded based off of their skin color and click status in the company. My


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