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Updated January 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations" (in 1857 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable" (in 311 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hours are long and tough to manage work life balance" (in 498 reviews)

  • "New full-time employees PTO hours are extremely small" (in 563 reviews)

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  1. "Was pretty fun"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apple Master in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Apple Master in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Get everything at cost. Managers are usually really cool. Easy goals.

    Cons

    You have to fight pretty hard to get a pay raise, everyone makes a different amount.


  2. "“590 THE ALMIGHTY”"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kennewick, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kennewick, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The employee discount can be amazing (depending on the item), 5% above factory cost. It’s literally the reason I kept two jobs as long as I did, I didn’t want to give up the discount. The pay is also pretty good for retail, as it’s above minimum wage. Great employee recognition programs; like Achievers!

    Cons

    It’s retail, so you should expect to work nights, weekends, and holidays. If you have a problem with that; don’t work retail.

  3. "Sales Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee discounts, managers are generally accommodating, you learn a lot about electronics and how to get the best deal for yourself and customers.

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities for advancement unless you're interested in management. Certain metrics must be met or morning training becomes mandatory.


  4. "Great for Mobile App Developers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Mobile Applications Developer in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Mobile Applications Developer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Seattle office where most of the mobile developers are located has a lot of autonomy and is very developer friendly. The product managers and developers work well together and the expectations are reasonable.
    The people are fun, kind, and smart. Every person will drop what they're doing to help and its embedded in the culture. They invest in new employees because they fully intend to bring them in long term. I can't remember the last time somebody left for another job.

    Cons

    Can be too enterprisey usually in small ways such as unnecessarily strict Wi-Fi settings, the bureaucracy of a strong organization structure, and features coming down from above.

    Advice to Management

    You have a good thing going and it shows in the quality of the product, loosen up a little.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "This is a company that cares about the employee experience!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Manager in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Manager in Auburn, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture has always been a differentiator for Best Buy. People love to work here, and we are encouraged to find more ways to empower our associates and improve the employee experience.

    I've always felt the pay was competitive. Anyone who complains about pay probably isn't comparing it to a similar job. Additionally, Best Buy rewards movement over mastery, so your raises are much more substantial from promotions rather than just being great at your job.

    Cons

    Nobody leaves a bad company, they leave a bad boss. Once you have a GM who doesn't like you, it becomes very hard to promote or transfer stores because they will sandbag you when someone calls for their input. We focus so much on promoting from within that we will ask other's input and way they more than the merits of the candidate.

    Advice to Management

    We know you "don't play favorites." But of course you do. Just be better at pretending you don't have a favorite.


  6. "Back Office Lear"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Back Office Lead in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Back Office Lead in Everett, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and a unique environment. Very diverse, and inclusive.

    Cons

    Customers with a limited understanding of technology can make life difficult, but have patience.


  7. "A pleasant company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Coworkers, Good amount of breaks. Tattoos allowed on the workers. managers were chill. Enjoyed the environment overall.

    Cons

    Didn't really like working cashier. The hours weren't the best. They made me work when I had pink eye. It was black Friday.. they let me off at some point, was still dreadful. Working customer service sucked if someone called out.

    Advice to Management

    Stay chill, thank you for the happy environment. Thanks to the company for that discount.

  8. "Good for Retail"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is supportive and encourages thought on the job and growth as a person and a profession. 401k, benefits, PTO, sick leave, and good hours.

    Cons

    Motivational style of some managers can be harsh.


  9. "Asset protection"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy and fun environment

    Cons

    Mind numbing, not great management

    Advice to Management

    Start caring more and listen to new ideas


  10. "Good times"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, like minded co workers, easy job

    Cons

    As expected in a retail position, customers can be annoying


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