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Updated January 13, 2018
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  • Work life balance but its retail (in 453 reviews)

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  1. "not bad but can be best"

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


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

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

  3. "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.


  4. "It’s Retail"

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


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Rewarding"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money and benefits, love my co-workers, development opportunities, fun and fast paced.

    Cons

    Work every weekend and holidays, the younger employees are social butterflies so we have to keep them on their toes a lot

    Advice to Management

    Keep it professional

  8. "cleaning"

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    Former Employee - Night Stocker in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Night Stocker in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think it a good experience to learn new things

    Cons

    You got to worry about your co-work treating you disresepct by doing some mean stuff

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Management can make or break"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Discount, Usually good hours, decent pay, fairly easy.

    Cons

    Very numbers oriented, management can be very strict, feels very high pressure for a non-commission based sales system.

    Advice to Management

    Work more towards helping employees improve after a bad month instead of penalizing them for performance.


  10. "Some good some bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Landover, MD
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Landover, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wages, flexibility, overtime, training, 401k

    Cons

    Long hours, no communication, hard advancement

    Advice to Management

    Take interest and u derstand everyone’s lifestyle when coaching training and managing them.


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