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"Took the threat of leaving for advancement"

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Former Employee - Project Assistant in Memphis, TN
Former Employee - Project Assistant in Memphis, TN
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Best Buy part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

This is a very proactive and adaptable company. Many opportunities to give back in the community as well. The entire team was very close-knit and socialized well outside of work. The culture within the big blue box was typical of a well to do, enthusiastic retail team.

Cons

The particular store I worked at was not very diverse or well off in advancement opportunities. I was personally passed over so that senior management could diversify the department even though the candidates were not well qualified, which was unfortunate for everyone involved in the end.

Advice to Management

Being more personal with advancement and improvement is a plus. I felt very lumped with my peers when I was above average.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "Pretty stressful... don't like how this best buy runs geeksquad"

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    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in Merced, CA
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in Merced, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    cool employees to work with

    Cons

    needs better management .. booo.. booo..

    Advice to Management

    management really need to be there to see the mistakes all the agents are doing lol.... for real... not the fixing computer part of it but the paper works...


  2. "Okay place to work."

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GREAT discounts, awesome employees to work with. You learn a lot about technology and have potential to do cool stuff. Surprisingly good job security.

    Cons

    Management played favorites way to much. And the favorites seemed to quit at a faster rate.
    The pay wasn't that great for those who have been there a while.
    Feels like you get jerked around to do better with little to no compensation.
    Managers would give you a "my hands are tied" excuse when you do what they ask and they don't deliver.
    Customers can be a pain, but that's just retail I suppose.

    Advice to Management

    A sincere "thank you" goes a long way. Sometimes I wonder what the marketing team is doing with silly things like a "buy back program". Seemed to be coming up with more fails and not addressing core issues. Customers aren't stupid, stop treating them that way and look into how people really think when they shop.

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