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  • "Some of my fellow employees had a difficult time becoming full-time or moving up to other rolls(in 584 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, great company

    Cons

    No work life balance anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Perception of favoritism can hurt vested team members, and have them looking elsewhere. Work life balance was a the cornerstone but not anymore.

    Best Buy2019-05-09
  2. "AT&T, Verizon, Sprint"

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Fun, good benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    career opportunities aren't very good.

    Best Buy2019-05-09
  3. "Solid part time gig"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -decent pay -good atmosphere -good work/life balance

    Cons

    Like any retail gig, busy days can be stressful. Customers at times can be handfuls.

    Best Buy2019-04-28
  4. "Decent job, not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Modesto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Working around very cool technology, learning all about new devices - Some customers can be very nice and helping them solve their problems with technology can be a fun experience

    Cons

    - Bonus structure has gone from monthly to quarterly. In a smaller store, this means NO BONUS essentially. Huge deal breaker - Management extremely pressuring to sell their Geek Squad services and push for credit card applications. Can be stressful and can result in becoming a pushy salesman - Feels like a commission based job... minus the commission - Work/life balance can...

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    Advice to Management

    Please just take a deep breath and try harder to promote a POSITIVE environment. I guarantee you it'd be better than being yelled at through the walkie every single day. Also, try and show you actually care about us as human beings, or at least pretend to?

    Best Buy2019-05-08
  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Field Deployment Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They care about the employees quality of life as well as development

    Cons

    While quality of life is a focus of the company the work life balance sometimes suffers

    Best Buy2019-04-22
  6. "Sales Consultant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Best Buy

      Pros

      If you’re full time they do tuition reimbursement if you are a full time student as well. Great bonuses and discounts

      Cons

      Working holidays, work life balance is hard

      Advice to Management

      Don’t have favorites

      Best Buy2019-04-17
    • "Great company to get your professional career started"

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      Former Employee - General Manager in Rochester, NY
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Competitive Compensation, Great benefits, Great corporate culture and values

      Cons

      Work/life balance can be a bit hectic particularly during holiday season

      Best Buy2019-03-31
    • "Love the culture of the company. Always thinking ahead"

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      Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Ocoee, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Work life balance. Team oriented and always people first. Great benefits

      Cons

      A little too political to move up some times. Lots of networking and not just how you performed. Not many cons

      Best Buy2019-03-23
    • "Best Buy"

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      Former Employee - Apple Master 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great, Pay, Discount, Work-life balance

      Cons

      Pay employees better, favoritism in some departments

      Advice to Management

      Help others to move up the ladder with expertise and coaching.

      Best Buy2019-04-07
    • "Stores vary with their employees"

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      Former Employee - Merchandiser in Mechanicsville, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great Discount Some good people Good work/life balance

      Cons

      The “clique” feel of every one there Even after reporting something substantial, nothing happens Managers definitely pick favorites

      Advice to Management

      Management isn’t terrible, just take your employees’ concerns seriously.

      Best Buy2019-03-26
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