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Updated August 16, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 489 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 559 reviews)

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  1. "Computer Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lax working environment, great staff

    Cons

    Honestly I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly I thought it was great working there


  2. "Good company, Better people"

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    Former Employee - Inventory in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Inventory in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with become more like a family than co-workers.

    Cons

    Typical "retail" type work. Can become very repetitive and mundane.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees.

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and a fun working environment. Every day I find myself enjoying it more and more and I've only been there for 6 months.

    Cons

    Never have the same shifts week to week. This makes future planning difficult which does hinder my lifestyle a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing but try to find away to help the new kids a bit more. Our e-learning program is great but so many of the new kids are struggling and leaving because of it.


  4. "Sales manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team atmosphere. Fun work. Tough competition. Great company.

    Cons

    Favoritism. Middle management lack of vision

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees = happy customers


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing First Job!"

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    Current Employee - Connected Devices Sales Consultant in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Connected Devices Sales Consultant in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Expectations:
    - Stay zoned in your department
    - Contact customers within a timely fashion
    - Use various sales techniques to engage customer with offers
    - In-depth product knowledge in many areas [you learn most via experience]
    - Cover other departments if you're not busy
    - When no customers available, clean your dept.+bring more product out

    Management:
    - Very relaxed at my location
    - Fun and great to work with
    - Always there for any question no matter how stupid
    - Genuine positivity
    - 1 on 1's performance meetings are engaging and unique to advance your skills

    Colleagues:
    - Everyone is fun to work with
    - Generally accept you for your personality/lifestyles
    - Mostly willing to switch shifts if needed
    - Extremely diverse

    Comments:
    - Management/Colleague quality is extremely different depending locations
    - Employee price/promotions are great
    - Break policy/room are good
    - TV in break room always has Impractical Jokers on it (definitely a plus lol)
    - Easy learning curve for all company interfaces
    - Always room from improvement in sales\
    - Never have been discriminated, I started before senior year of high school and I am currently freshmen in college
    - Cool company competitions [in-store and company wide]

    Overall:
    - Amazing first job
    - Really easy to be happy after a shift even when your day beforehand was bad

    I am coming on a year and a half with the company. I can vividly remember the day that I installed Glass Door app on my phone and looked at these reviews for an idea of what I was applying to.

    I'm a very skeptical person when it comes to these decisions but you can rest assured this is all my first hand experience.

    Cons

    To be very straight forward, my location does not have many cons.

    Equipment:
    - All computers/registers at my location have fairly slow internet
    - Loading company resources through internally secure Internet Explorer can be slow and annoying to make customers wait
    - Some locations force you to wear the "P.O.S. Tablets", point of sale tablets, which have the same software as register stations but you can check out customers if they use debit/credit cards where ever you stand. However, the downside is that you do not need them on a slow day but are still forced to wear it.

    Sales Expectations:
    - This position, connected home, sees a lot less traffic and actually paying customers than all other departments alone. This means you have to "steal" sales in other departments just to hit revenue goals [even though the goals are low it still is pretty unrealistic lol].

    No other cons for this location.

    LAST CON?:
    Not sure if this is a con for others, but this job is kind of a meme. I try to wear something over my "blue shirt" whenever I'm in public lol, even on hot days.

    Advice to Management

    Management at my location should really crack down on employee's that are abusing the break policy. Some people take too many breaks especially for this job as it does not require a ton of effort.

    Note: Location listed is random, I do not feel comfortable specifying it.


  6. "Culture of success and micromanaging"

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty thorough training (can be a con to some extent)
    Good employee culture
    Lots of good knowledge about technology

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Lots of eLearnings
    Expected to know everything about everything for low pay


  7. "Commission based treatment, without the commission"

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    Former Employee - Microsoft Expert in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Microsoft Expert in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and engaging workplace
    Great people at every door
    Opportunity to teach the ordinary the extraordinary of technology
    Fantastic training options, opportunities to work very closely with major corporations

    Cons

    Very strict management
    Upper management, including corporate, only sees numbers. Most have no issues telling you "If you don't hit target this month, I'll find someone who will"
    Very low associate morale
    Expect extremely high goals, even during slow months.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees
     The best treated staff work the hardest and will go out of there way to sell your products and services and hit the targets you set for them

  8. "Sales Associate job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good people to work with.

    Cons

    Scheduling difficult sometimes. Rating performance based off how much merchandise you sell to people is not a good system, it seems very dishonest. Was not a happy employee, mainly because I felt I always had to upsell someone or try to get them to buy things they didn't need.

    Advice to Management

    Relax on the numbers a bit.


  9. "geek squad agent"

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    Former Employee - Repair Teech in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Repair Teech in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Consistent pay. Fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    Employees are not respected. High stress.


  10. "Great place to work, large Geek Squad career path gap."

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    Current Employee - Geek Squad Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great peers/leaders, promotes from within, fair pay/benefits, excellent employee discount.

    Cons

    Middle management liberally puts their own twist on corporate established processes leading to a large gap between responsibilities and goals. Holiday hours are difficult for people with families.

    Advice to Management

    When the ship has many rudders, make sure that they are all steering in the same direction! Communication and unity of message is key to a fulfilling work environment.


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