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Updated February 18, 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. "LOVE My Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers, business casual, having fun while being the best, being around technology

    Cons

    Hard to move up within the company


  2. "Merchandising Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My supervisor did a good job managing the team, and often accommodated my schedule as a full-time student. The merchandising crews are often down to earth individuals and fun to be around. If you're in college, and want to reserve your cognitive skills for your academic endeavors, then I'd recommend working in this position.

    Cons

    As a Merchandising Specialist, it is very labor intensive, especially as the holidays approach. You will be expected to stay late in order to stock all the merchandise on the floor or in the back warehouse.

  3. "Worth if you are ready to work"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They generally have good workers who are willing to work with you so far you are ready to work

    Cons

    Sometimes, they could be a little TOO work oriented that it gives the workplace a dull and numb feeling.

    Advice to Management

    Please make your team put things where they belong. Enforce it! Or else, people who like to ensure things go to their rightful places will be slowed down.


  4. "It is very nice. Everybody works independently and help each other when needed."

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not pressured to be very fast. Just stay at a consistent pace, and very easy work. Co-workers are awesome people.

    Cons

    None that i can think of. It was hard at first because i had no experience but now that i have been here for a few months, it is just way easier.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really, just keep a good friendly vibe in the store :)


  5. "Very accommodating and they actually listen to you."

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Joplin, MO
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Joplin, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treat employees like people, very flexible hours, promote/hire from within.

    Cons

    Middle Management can be hard to deal with at times, entirety of shift is spent on your feet


  6. "Overall"

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    Current Employee - Project Team Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Team Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is awesome! Great place to learn and teach... love Bestbuy!!

    Cons

    There are some big egos still, maybe folks that wish they took another career path. Reflects a lot people that live tech, and really enjoy being there.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy what you do, if not, move along... if your mad or stressed, don’t reflect this on people that enjoy working for Bestbuy. Bestbuy is an awesome culture for young people and old. We learn, thrive and grow... wonderful experience. Be excited for all the new hires. Re-love what we love.


  7. "Great place for a part-time summer job"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Management was great to part-time employees

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    Stay cool

  8. "Inventory Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Great Co workers

    Cons

    Have to work Sunday ad set at 5am or earlier


  9. "Customer Service Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Utica, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Utica, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They treat employees very fairly. Recommendations go a long way and speaking upfront about what kind of hourly wage you're wanting to make can go a long way as well.

    Cons

    It is a place that focuses on seasonal employment, so there is risk involved getting hired around that time period.


  10. "Full time asset protection specialist account"

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    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Sandusky, OH
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Sandusky, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount is good. Customer interaction is fairly often enjoyable.

    Cons

    Management often cares more about results than people. The environment can be very toxic.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder for valued employees to be compensated fairly