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Updated June 16, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 479 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 547 reviews)

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  1. "GREAT place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    great benefits, fun place to work, great hours, fun coworkers

    Cons

    sometimes forced to do too much busy work,

    Advice to Management

    keep the workplace fun, sometimes certain managers have a habit of bringing everyone down, keep healthy competition going


  2. "Inventory Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours.
    Friendly work environment.
    opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Physically demanding.
    Long shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize what employees are assets that you would not want to lose and communicate with them to create a healthier work environment.

  3. "Bareable"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Copperfield, NV
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Copperfield, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was fun with the group of guys ,

    Cons

    Hard to get raises unless you beg for it


  4. "Good for Retail"

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

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

    Pros

    The company is supportive and encourages thought on the job and growth as a person and a profession. 401k, benefits, PTO, sick leave, and good hours.

    Cons

    Motivational style of some managers can be harsh.


  5. "A Very Friendly Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All managers were approachable, friendly, and seemed to care about employees. The work environment was generally friendly, and bonds were created quickly.

    Cons

    Heavy reliance on e-learning meant those who required hands on experience fell behind. Sometimes understaffed and apathy from some employees meant others had to pick up their slack.

    Advice to Management

    Be closer to your employees, but don't hover over them, especially new and inexperienced employees.


  6. "It's a good paying job and is super flexible"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling (especially for students)
    Decent pay (especially during holidays)
    Good work environment
    lots of room to move up

    Cons

    Some minor management issues but every store is different

    Advice to Management

    better communication between leaders and employees


  7. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on your store and management they care about your career goals and you as an individual

    Cons

    Not the greatest benefits being part time

  8. "Very slow not much to do very little recognition"

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

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

    Pros

    The different deals you get instead of not working here

    Cons

    Not the greatest on hours not a lot of training

    Advice to Management

    Change the rewards expire date it doesn’t make any sense to the customers or employees at times


  9. "Good for a part time job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Discount, Friendly Co-workers, Nice break room

    Cons

    Fast-paced, Little training given, Management was not very friendly

    Advice to Management

    Needs to listen to employee's availability more closely


  10. "Google Expert"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Google Specialist in Antioch, CA
    Current Employee - Google Specialist in Antioch, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good retail learning experience. opportunities to apply for different positions.

    Cons

    some unbalanced pay increase among employees