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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 company

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lutz, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Amazing full time benefits. Discounts are awesome too. Best Buy will pay for your tuition as well when you’re full time

    Cons

    During the slow season, it’s a bit harder to get hours when you are only a part timer. Customers are a bit ridiculous as well, but that’s a given

  2. No room for growth

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    Current Employee - Advanced Repair Agent in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    major discounts and flexible hours

    Cons

    weak poor management. hostile work environment

    Advice to Management

    hold managers more responsible

  3. Nothing but Average

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Richey, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Store Manager, Supervisor and couple other managers were AMAZING felt like a big family rather than a job, also VERY accommodating. Other employees are awesome people too!

    Cons

    Could have been organized more Would rather work at a different location than this one I wouldn't feel safe and unwelcome by this one person which influences me on being a part of this store "family" again. Also if you're a female BECAREFUL because this store (1 Manager) just doesn't know how to carry out professionalism within the work hours and even outside. and because of that I wouldn't ever shop / work at this...

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    Advice to Management

    Some of the Mangers NEED training on how to properly communicate with their employees.

  4. Best Buy sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers/management, decent benefits 401k etc

    Cons

    Normal things that come with any retail job

  5. Good job... For short term.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Spring Hill, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Relaxed job. Do what you are supposed to do and you won't get micro managed.

    Cons

    Retail position that requires nights and weekends. Sometimes customers can be rather rude

  6. Not what they once were or still claim to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Their employee discoint program is decent. It used to be much nicer. They offer tuition assistance, match 100% of your 401k investment for the few percent.

    Cons

    Expect you to have no social life. If you arw found to be a reliable employee they wilk abuse it by overworking you. Little to no leadership in most stores and even departments.

    Advice to Management

    Stop leanimg so heavily on your good employees. Stop with just using a computer to watch videos as your training of employees. Go back to cross training employees and having actual coverage in your departments. The list could go on and on but I'm in no position to tell anyone how to do their job or how to train to get and KEEP good employees

  7. Best Retail Enviornment

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    Current Employee - Connections Associate in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Non-Commissioned Workplace, Sense of "Family" in most departments, Flexible Hours, Competitive Pay, Management is usually very personal and driven for their team.

    Cons

    Constantly Changing Technology can be hard for some people, and It's still just retail sales no matter how shiny the products are or how well they train you, so some people may not prefer it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with strong communication, Mentor for advancement to avoid the standard higher levels of retail turnover. Keep up with the flexibility on college students schedules, it definitely encourages them to stay with you after obtaining their degree.

  8. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k matching, employee discount, stock purchase discounts and fair wages

    Cons

    Turn over rate is really low which you would think is a good thing, but moving up is somewhat hard

  9. Computer Sales

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    Former Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employee discount, Customer interaction was fun at times

    Cons

    No room for advancement, all online training

  10. Love my job

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    Current Employee - Verizon Mobility Expert in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    $ the benefits my mobile team and the training . And the way we get to work with other vendors

    Cons

    Working with young kids . Some of them have no work ethic. The way some of the young employees talk to you at work

    Advice to Management

    Love my management team

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