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"Great job.... until it sucks your soul out and tramples it."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Process Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Product Process Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Best Buy as a company is very willing to support you and help you grow as an employee. There are several different types of advancement opportunities and learning options. As long as you are performing well, they will take care of you and help you to advance. The employee discount is amazing and there are even ways to get things cheaper than what an employee could normally get (accommodations program) and that Best Buy doesn't sell. The benefit package is very competitive and the 401(k) matching is above average. The management staff truly tries to make Best Buy a fun place while still running it as a business.

Cons

Best Buy leadership can be very fickle. A lot of times I feel like my talents and additions I bring to the store are taken for granted. I have lead a department hands down better than the any other store in company and still gotten micromanaged and documented for minor issues. Yes, they should have been done according the Stand Operation Platform, but we are all human. If I am outperforming every store, do I need a write up because a sign was the wrong color? And when I take initiative to improve the customer shopping experience, when did that become wasting time.

Advice to Management

You need to stop being so fickle towards employees. The best employees and the worst employees are often one in the same depending on what day it is and how you feel like acting. You are worse than most of the employees as far as behaviors go, so don't hold people accountable to standards you don't hold yourself to. If a manager spends time reading a magazine or talking about sports, or just hanging out, don't get upset at an employee for doing the same thing. If an employee gives 110%, but can't meet unrealistic standards, is it really their fault.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Watch your position, it could change at any time!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Home Theater Manager
    Former Employee - Home Theater Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, discounts if you need it, Great training for managers.

    Cons

    50hr work weeks (10hr shifts each day), ridiculous meetings at 7am when you aren't scheduled until 2pm, talking about "shareholder expectations" with kids who work 5hrs every 2 weeks, and then being forced to fire them when the GM wants to give the hrs to someone else. Having your position deleted across the country and having to re-apply for something else.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your front line people more and see what they say...


  2. "Magnolia HT is the best department!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Magnolia HT in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Magnolia HT in Metairie, LA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities aboud if you look for them. They wont be handed to you. Expect to do some politicking.

    Cons

    Store unrealistic goals for revenues.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with the blue crew and hear their voice or their side of the story.

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