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"Great college job"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gaithersburg, MD
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gaithersburg, MD
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very good discount. excellent opportunities to move up with the company. You get to meet alot of great people. For a college and second job pay is not that bad.

Cons

The only bad things about working at best buy is the long hours. working on the weekends and on the holidays is not something that liked to do, especially in the future when i have a family

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work. The only thing i would change is try to understand that we don't control how many people walk in the door. we cant force people to buy things. Best buy should consider creating an incentive program for it's employees

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "Great short term job but the policitcs suck!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Signal Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Signal Hill, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employee discount. Fun atmosphere. Easy going, great position for a tech lover. You make money while selling gadgets, what a concept.

    Cons

    Non commission based sells but still held to the same responsibility. If you are not a manager you are look down upon by authority holding staff.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your everyday sales people, we deal with the customers on a daily basis and now what works and what doesnt.


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    "FAIL"

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    Current Employee - What Happened? in West Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - What Happened? in West Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Keeping a job for a long period of time looks good for building credit - even if the job blows. There are also great employee discounts and accommodations.

    When I began working here, everything was running smoothly, and hours were great, even for part-timers, like myself.

    The pay scale still goes up consistently

    Cons

    Two months after I started working there most of the management transferred to other stores or to corporate. After that, my store (109, West Los Angeles) went downhill. The current management did not become managers because they know what they are doing - they don't: Best Buy is notorious, in house, for not training anyone - but because they've been there longer than most other people. The employees that have been there longer than the employees who got bumped up to management, didn't get moved up because they aren't well-liked, mainly because they are hard workers and they are perceived to be a threat to anyone else trying to climb the pathetic Best Buy ladder. Of course, they won't get fired. It's next to impossible to get fired there. If you are inept, or consistently late, they won't boot you. You have to be a thief, stop showing up, sexually harass someone, or get violent. Basically, they don't like to pay unemployment, which pays more money than the 4 hours per week of work that they give about 80% of their employees now.

    Advice to Management

    If you decide to get a part-time job here, get your minimum hours in writing, signed by a manger.

    If you decide to get a full-time job here, have an indefinite contract in writing stating that as long as you work at Best Buy your position status cannot be lowered to part-time.

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