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Updated February 16, 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. "Part Time Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Saginaw, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Management is very nice and helpful. 95% of fellow employees are friendly and helpful. It's great to learn about all the new tech in different areas. Great benefits and great discount.

    Cons

    Training is lacking sometimes. It's a very initiative based job where you get an overview and then trial and error to get better.


  2. Helpful (80)

    "Great company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great development if you work with your leaders on it.

    Inside and outside training available.

    Really care about their employees.

    Some of the best benefits in the industry from healthcare to financial advisors to family planning.

    Corporate is very hands on in developing the company in a great way based on customer service.

    Holiday pay is great.

    Non commissioned in most sales positions but great bonuses if you hit goals.

    Cons

    Every store runs quite a bit differently, management per store really controls how the store feels and operates.

    PTO when first becoming full time is unbearable low.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need a way to better understand how they are impacting he company and that what they are doing is actually helping the company progress. Employees seem to lose motivation due to not understanding the growth of the company.

  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. "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Discounts
    Flexible Schedule
    Good Middle Level Management

    Cons

    Holidays can be rough, due to hours and customers


  6. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best place to work at!!!

    Cons

    There really wasn’t any.


  7. "MCSA Best Buy"

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    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional management and proper training is given.

    Cons

    Very fast paced on certain days of the week.

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Perfect Management Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maryland in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Maryland in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is Corporation PROFESSIONALISM exist..

    Cons

    The majority of benefits are for full timers only.

    Advice to Management

    Get more benefits to part- timers.


  10. "Sales"

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    • 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.


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