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"A hectic but enjoyable seasonal employment term"

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Former Contractor - Cashier in Palmdale, CA
Former Contractor - Cashier in Palmdale, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Best Buy as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

*The pay is wonderful! If you're entry level, $10 an hour is something special.
*Great staff; do not distract them when they are busy, however.
*Because it was the holiday season, they often spoiled us with food. Trust, that's big when you're busy all day long working long shifts.

Cons

*Although the pay is great, they hire so much help you get little hours unfortunately. I suppose that's how they balance their pay.
*The occasional rude or bizarre customer, but that's just retail territory.

Advice to Management

Hire more often! Hiring once a year is madness. Expand your regular workforce a bit as well, it's kind of awkward seeing one cashier handling crowds.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "Not the best or worst company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Buy is a great company to work for in terms of receiving the training necessary to do your job and do it well (training is provided, but whether or not it's utilized or absorbed is another story). Employees also receive monthly bonuses if the store's revenue goal is met. Employees can also be given points rewards, called Path to Excellence points, to recognize them for going above and beyond. Said points can be redeemed for in store coupons, various gift cards, travel vouches, merchandise, etc.

    Cons

    While part time employees do receive limited health benefits (health consultations online and over the phone for a small copay), they do not receive enough benefits, in my opinion. As a current part time employee, it would help my morale if I could go see a doctor, at least for preventative care with limited office visits.

    Advice to Management

    Give the gaming department some love and make it its own department again, without being attached to Lifestyles. Fight for the part time employees and help them get the health benefits they deserve.


  2. "Good learning experience of how a big retail company is run"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement possibilities if you are willing to work hard

    Cons

    long hours and low pay for middle managment

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