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"Fun but tiring"

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Former Employee - Cashier in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Cashier in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Coworkers and senior management are good people
Friendly workplace culture
If you put in the work, you will be recognized for it

Cons

If the team you are working with is slacking, you might have to pick it up for them
Black Friday is crazy

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "Best buy is a very rewarding job."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Altoona, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Altoona, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company treats it's employees fairly well. It is always evolving and trying to stay with the times. There's constant training, and room to advance/cross train to different departments. "Have fun, while being the best." Is an accurate statement, and a company value.

    Cons

    I don't have many complaints. None worth listing anyways!


  2. "Good at first"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Williston, VT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Williston, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy working with and talking about electronics then this is a great place to work. The employee discount is a nice bonus as is the employee bonus, which is available and differs depending on which department you work in within the store.

    Cons

    As pleasant and friendly as some management staff are, they're never fully willing to be open and honest and appear to avoid conflict any chance they're given. Rather than inform employees of their mistakes, many managers will most likely keep their thoughts to themselves and allow you to continue to do things the wrong way while patting you on the back and telling you "good job." Terrible leadership! This was never just my opinion, but more than a few employees who like me decided to leave for this reason among others.

    Add to this the fact that you can be let go at any point for whatever reason (stated in your contract) makes working for a company like this very frustrating. I understand this may not be the case at every store or may not remain true, but if it still remains the truth then my advice is to always know where you stand and demand the truth when you are unsure of anything.

    It's retail, so bring all the negative expectations you might have with you (favoritism, etc) - don't leave them at the door because they'll follow you and they will find you. It's just nice to know what you could be getting yourself into; some employees appear to get on just fine.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and honest with employees. Inform employees if they are doing their job incorrectly rather than pretending everything is OK. It became a common saying among employees at the store where I worked, "you don't know you've done something wrong until it's too late," and of course it makes no sense on any level to keep an employee in the dark. I don't know if it is done to avoid conflict or it's just pure laziness, but it's not helpful to the individuals involved or the store for that matter.


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