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Updated April 23, 2018
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  • Work-life balance is difficult to perfect (in 468 reviews)

  • Is hard to get hired on full time (in 540 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (87)

    "Great company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Great Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AT&T Mobile Expert in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - AT&T Mobile Expert in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee discount definitely makes it worth dealing with all the typical retail customers. The departments are all very tight knit within each other and feel like family. Management is great but sometimes can be very stressed therefore making everyone stressed but that is maybe 3 or 4 days of the month. Monthly bonus is always a HUGE perk, not many companies reward their employees monthly for their performance, I think it really helps motivate employees and make them feel like they’re definitely impacting the company.

    Cons

    I haven’t had a proper thanksgiving in three years. Also it’s retail so you always have to put up with annoying customers.

  3. "Phenomenal team environment with potential for growth."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Core Sales Representative in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Core Sales Representative in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn tech, awesome new product accommodations, great company values and I Love the team environment, decent benefits and pay structure too.

    Cons

    Not too many, sometimes like all retail- working with the public can get frustrating and Depending on location Sometimes your co-workers or leaders can be challenging, but few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build up your employees with real human interactions and quality connections.


  4. "Portfolio Product Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    Conducive work environment, work and personal life balance

    Cons

    Lack of Senior Leadership vision


  5. "Great Benefits! poor work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Miami Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Miami Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Competitive Pay, Direct Management is Great

    Cons

    Doesn't offer the best work life balance


  6. "Absolutely great job, always evolving and growing department!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Connected Home in Bel Air, MD
    Current Employee - Connected Home in Bel Air, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With the right mentor in your department you can really learn alot. This company is always encouraging you to learn so it is an absolute perfect match for me.

    Cons

    The annoying hazing program, aka getting your blue shirt, which is just Best Buy's hazing program to make you feel like a noob for 2 months at times.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the hazing, but besides that great job!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "SWAT"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leominster, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leominster, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule for college students

    Cons

    Low Pay, and no set schedule

    Advice to Management

    Don't work here

  8. "Computing specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    positive environment, great for studnets.

    Cons

    fast paced, customer depends on location

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Operations and Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - N/A in Goleta, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Working Environment and Fellow Employees

    Cons

    Very Inflexible Hours and Mandatory Holiday Shifts

    Advice to Management

    Hire More Employees


  10. "Good Company to Work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really try and work with your schedule and will listen to your request for an increase or decrease in hours. The managers are very carrying towards their employees and my co-workers are very friendly.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to sell products because my store doesn't always have several things in stock.


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