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Best Buy Seattle Reviews

Updated February 13, 2018
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  • Work life balance but its retail (in 458 reviews)

  • Post holidays not many hours available for non-full time employees (in 526 reviews)

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  1. "Great family workplace...Family/Work life Balance is hard."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory/Merchandising Supervisor in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Inventory/Merchandising Supervisor in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Great teams
    -Exciting place to learn about new tech
    -Good pay for leadership

    Cons

    -Family/Work life balance is hard while in leadership
    -Unreal expectations for finishing your task or sales numbers
    -Work never ends

    Advice to Management

    -Invest more into the line level teams
    -Better work life balance in leadership
    -Hire better full time staff


  2. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Silverdale, WA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Silverdale, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the constant changing of technology and the need to learn about new products on a regular basis. Great incentives if you have a decent team. Hubert Joly has done tremendous things with the company. One of the best things I received was an all expenses paid trip to Puerto Rico for being one of the top sales people. It was hard work but well worth it for the trip.

    Cons

    My pay did not reflect the amount of work I put into the job. A lot of younger people worked in my specific store, which typically led to unnecessary drama.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employee veterans better. Start by paying workers accordingly, the hardest worker shouldn't be paid less because of sexuality. They should also be compensated when new employees start off making more than someone who had worked there for years. Turn over might be better if you cared more for the hard working veteran employees.

  3. "Inventory Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great manager and inventory team

    Cons

    Hard labor, Sales team not motivated or helpful, under-staffed


  4. "Good job to past time and learn some skills"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  5. "Pretty good job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lakewood, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lakewood, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount is absolutely amazing!
    The people are great.
    Upper management is great.
    Lots of opportunities and transfer opportunities.
    Lots of skills to learn.
    Work-life balance is pretty good.

    Cons

    Full time opportunities are hard to find and even harder to get.
    Pay is not that good.
    Direct supervisors are often untrained and don’t know how to do their job.

    Advice to Management

    Train supervisors better!


  6. "Techology Center- Stay Away"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people with great ambitions

    Cons

    Highly Toxic Environment
    Dishonest leadership
    Constant stress


  7. "A great company trying to improve"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phone Operator in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Phone Operator in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Certain locations have great and helpful managers.
    Higher pay than average.
    Many hours available.
    Can switch jobs laterally quickly and easily

    Cons

    Upward movement is slow and extremely difficult

  8. "Customer service"

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    Current Contractor - Customer Service in Issaquah, WA
    Current Contractor - Customer Service in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and always neat

    Cons

    Burning when there are no customers

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure employees takes Thierry breaks


  9. "Best buy pros and cons"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is good.

    Cons

    The pay is awful and working hours are not that much

    Advice to Management

    Consider the pay and take care of the employees


  10. "Great work culture."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager- Connections in Mukilteo, WA
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager- Connections in Mukilteo, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bonus for all employees. Plenty of promotional opportunities not just in the sales department. Great discounts and accommodations. Great pay ranges

    Cons

    It's retail. Hours are never consistent. Working on thanksgiving. The pay scale is too steep in the low direction. A supervisor position ranges from 16-28 an hour

    Advice to Management

    Don't rule over your employees. People don't like to be bullied they want to be guided


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