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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 for Mobile App Developers

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    Current Employee - Mobile Applications Developer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Seattle office where most of the mobile developers are located has a lot of autonomy and is very developer friendly. The product managers and developers work well together and the expectations are reasonable. The people are fun, kind, and smart. Every person will drop what they're doing to help and its embedded in the culture. They invest in new employees because they fully intend to bring them in long term. I can't...

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    Cons

    Can be too enterprisey usually in small ways such as unnecessarily strict Wi-Fi settings, the bureaucracy of a strong organization structure, and features coming down from above.

    Advice to Management

    You have a good thing going and it shows in the quality of the product, loosen up a little.

  2. Sales Consultant

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee discounts, managers are generally accommodating, you learn a lot about electronics and how to get the best deal for yourself and customers.

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities for advancement unless you're interested in management. Certain metrics must be met or morning training becomes mandatory.

  3. Big on Numbers

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    Former Employee - LifeStyles Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, co-workers who are into the same hobbies as I was

    Cons

    A ton of pressure to sell Best Buy-branded credit cards, Games Club Unlocked memberships, and warranty plans - and usually all at once in the same transaction. Management will walk around and breathe down your neck about them and give you quizes about perks of each program on the spot. It is very offputting.

  4. Good job to past time and learn some skills

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your co-workers may make you have the best day. Interacting with customers who are in the technology field and talking to them about it.

    Cons

    Some weird people enters the store.

    Advice to Management

    Be friendly to your co-workers, let them relax a little and they'll do a better job.

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    Techology Center- Stay Away

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    Former Employee - Developer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people with great ambitions

    Cons

    Highly Toxic Environment Dishonest leadership Constant stress

  6. Sales Consultant

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great system and working environment

    Cons

    Coworkers sometimes don't show up, got called to work pretty often

  7. SWAT

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    Current Employee - SWAT Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great schedule for working retail, challenging work that keeps you interested.

    Cons

    Support for swat position is low to non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to understand and support the swat role.

  8. Decent benefits, great company overall

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Great team, everyone works together, awesome management

    Cons

    Holidays are a disaster... period

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Best Buy is a great and solid company with plenty of room for growth and learning. The benefits are amazing and I mean more than just the discount.

    Cons

    Its a massive company and sometimes management is less than. If you can adapt, learn and bottom line perform with a good attitude you will outlast the bad managers and can move up.

    Advice to Management

    Work the plan and stop trying to change the SOP the company has set in place. Use your resources and for the ones that are doing this, keep it you. You are what make the company great!

  10. Great Start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast advancement in managment if you work hard

    Cons

    Hours and working on the weekends

    Advice to Management

    If you don't mind working weekends....you will love it!

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