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Best Buy Washington DC Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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  • "Working all holidays (work/life balance)" (in 483 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 557 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At my store the management is great, pay is decent, STI(bonus) is great!

    Cons

    Work life balance around the holidays no time off, have to request weekends off


  2. "With the right management, there is a lot of opportunity. You have to be willing to work as a team, and improve yourself"

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    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Best Buy is helping customers enhance their lives through the latest technology.

    Cons

    If you are not under the right management, you may feel like you are stuck in your position.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and they will take care of your company. Treat them like I do not matter and what they think doesn't affect your business and you will be proven wrong. I have seen first-hand how a general manager can turn the atmosphere of an entire District around. To drive Improvement and to decrease turnover rate. I'm talking over 30 internal promotions in less than 2 years, and one of the best work families I've ever been a part of.

  3. "Great discount worse management"

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    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount! You cant beat any retails
    (If you are full time they pay for college )

    Cons

    Management sucks
    Promote/demoted all depends on how close you are will manager or gm
    Number (sales) doesn't matter

    Advice to Management

    Management need to focus on individuals who are willing to work and need to promote who is doing great what they should do


  4. "Specialty Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Specialty Store Manager in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Specialty Store Manager in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training and Development, Pay Structure, and Benefits

    Cons

    Restructures that affect employees, work-life balance.


  5. "Best could be better"

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    Former Employee - Everything in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Everything in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay
    Strong Company Values
    Decent Retail Job
    Bonuses

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Overbearing workload
    Micromanaging
    Unfair Work Practices

    Advice to Management

    There is extreme bias and favoritism when it comes to career advancement. It should be based on performance and execution of responsibilities. Management also lacks knowledge in several areas in the store. They micro-manage 99% more than they actually manage anything else.


  6. "sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Sales in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    have to work on holidays, and every weekend.


  7. "Cool pt"

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    Current Employee - Digital Imaging in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Digital Imaging in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have flexibility in the schedule. You will learn about all departments. You get paid a decent amount and the company has alot of benefits

    Cons

    It is difficult to deal with people who demand a discount.

    Advice to Management

    Management is pretty great, they should work on giving positive feedback not lectures

  8. "Fun and enjoyable environment"

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    Current Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job if you love technology and learning about it, decent pay, great way to move up fast in the company, if your store performs well then you receive a bonus per month.

    Cons

    you will have to deal with bad customers, sometimes it doesn't go over well, but that comes with every retail job, just make sure to be honest with your customers.

    Advice to Management

    None to give right now, my store is pretty well run.


  9. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - Media Specialist in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Media Specialist in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for a part time job in high school. Management worked around my school schedule and where willing to train me to be more comfortable with the job.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move up in the company and with the younger staff that is there sometimes there is a little bit of favoritism.


  10. "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.


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