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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Genuinely great people, and a Company that is turning around to do the right things"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Goleta, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Awesome atmosphere and a great place to learn a lot of skills in the future.

    Cons

    Sometimes the opportunity to advance within your store can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about your employees and their lives beyond BBY.

    Best Buy2019-04-05
  2. "Operations and Management"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Goleta, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Working Environment and Fellow Employees

    Cons

    Very Inflexible Hours and Mandatory Holiday Shifts

    Advice to Management

    Hire More Employees

    Best Buy2018-04-19
  3. "Decent College Job"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Goleta, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount is good. Management was very approachable

    Cons

    Hours and holidays, I believe Best Buy only closes 3 days out of the month

    Advice to Management

    Need better pay

    Best Buy2017-11-28
  4. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of hours Flexibility in roles

    Cons

    Dependent on store performance Lots of turnover

    Best Buy2017-09-26
  5. "Appliance Salesman"

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    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Associate in Santa Maria, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, up to date in technology.

    Cons

    Pay is a quarter above minimum wage in many locations. If you are okay with making very little money but still having an easy job. This is the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Please remember that the people that work in these stores would also like to receive a little more of the pie each year. Upper management somehow always make you feel like they are making so much more money and making sales people feel less.

    Best Buy2017-05-17
  6. "Good for a college student, not good for a lifelong career"

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Santa Maria, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good employee discount, full time medical and dental benefits are good, in addition the vision and retirement plan is not bad

    Cons

    Pay is terrible, I've only gotten $2 total in raises in 4 years, in addition, they expect you to sell thousands of dollars a day, and you don't get anything for it

    Best Buy2017-02-16
  7. "It was pretty alright until"

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      Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Goleta, CA

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

      Pros

      Easy and fun job if you don't like too much customer interaction Fun coworkers Breaks

      Cons

      Warehouse management is causing everyone to leave. Needs better communication and organization

      Advice to Management

      Treat your employees better

      Best Buy2017-01-12
    • "Work hard, get recognized."

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      Current Employee - Lifestyles Leader in Goleta, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      New business model appears geared for success against online competitors. Core lye is a pleasant surprise after 5 years at Pacific Sales.

      Cons

      Not enough trained staff to give customers the best experience. Salary not enough to offset high cost of living in this area.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work.

      Best Buy2016-07-21
    • "Best Buy Sales"

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      Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Goleta, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Best Buy

      Pros

      Great co-workers, discount was awesome.

      Cons

      Bonuses are capped at $250 so once the target is achieved there is no personal incentive to keep pushing products.

      Advice to Management

      Hire less supervisors.

      Best Buy2016-06-04
    • "Poor pay for excellent work"

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      Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Goleta, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      I love the job, it's dynamic and you quickly feel like an expert at all the different carriers. Plus you can sell anything from the whole store when your department is slow. This job is also resume crack, it looks amazing.

      Cons

      Slave-labor wage. Rock bottom pay (minimum wage) for a job that is significantly more difficult than working at a corporate wireless store like VZW or ATT which pays more than triple Best Buy

      Advice to Management

      Pay me more

      Best Buy2016-01-02
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