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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. "MCSA Best Buy"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Worth if you are ready to work"

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

  3. "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.


  4. "Lead sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Laurel, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best buy deals with latest technology and I love to talk about what a new device can do. I like to put a smile on the customers faces

    Cons

    They didn't give us enough hours, it was a very good location but the rent for the store could not be reduced and best buy had to leave.

    Advice to Management

    I will be glad to do the job


  5. "not bad but can be best"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    discounts and if managers and leader are good fun to work

    Cons

    even though i am not working on commission i was trying to sell maximum i can but after 6/7 months of working in company i notice that they wont care about you how much you sell so now i am not excited to sell anymore

    Advice to Management

    please raise to good employee seeing their performance


  6. "Employee discounts are great but management is meh"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great employee discounts, especially on open box items
    - a relaxed work environment

    Cons

    - black Friday is the absolute worst day to work on


  7. "Ran by high schoolers, for high schoolers."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Finding a new job elsewhere.

    Cons

    Having to show up to work, wildly over qualified and hear from some teenager what they think you can do to get better.

    Advice to Management

    Quit, move on.

  8. "It’s Retail"

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    Former Employee - Inventory/Merchandising Specialist in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Inventory/Merchandising Specialist in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Good hours
    Fair scheduling
    Great Coworkers
    Good start job

    Cons

    Poor management
    Corporate doesn’t care about its employees
    It feels like you are just a number
    Pay raise is low (.33¢ in a year based on your evaluation. 1$ max)

    Advice to Management

    Stop only worrying about your numbers and start looking at your store as a community that’s working toward a common goal


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and some of the people to work with. Getting hands on experience with all technology. Great discounts on lots of nice things

    Cons

    Open on thanksgiving management works long hours dont get a lot of time with family. Vacation time goes away can’t bank it or sell it back

    Advice to Management

    Make sure when u say we take care of our teams that it means management too because some of us get treated unfairly by higher management.


  10. "Not The Worst Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Leesburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Discount was cool. Co-Workers were generally cool. As far as retail is concerned it could be a lot worse than it was at Best Buy.

    Cons

    It was hard to get over the fact that store management wanted to force the Best Buy Kool-Aid down our throats. Still not sure how long it will take Best Buy to realize no one's buying it.

    Advice to Management

    Quit charging so much for incidental peripherals. The only reason people are walking in to buy things like USB cables is because they don't want to wait 2 days for Amazon Prime Shipping. If they show up and all they can find are $20 cables that break in a few days they're just going to order on Amazon anyway.


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