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"Not Bad for Retail"

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Former Employee - Lead Compters Specialist, Portable Electronics Specialist in Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Lead Compters Specialist, Portable Electronics Specialist in Alexandria, VA
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I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The payrate is decent. Not enough to completely live off of where I worked, but well above what other electronics stores offer. The employee discount is also really nice; most places won't top it. You also tend to be recognized for your hard work and commitment.

Cons

It's retail, so it comes with rude, entitled customers, long hours on your feet, questionable management choices, and lazy coworkers. Also, you're encouraged to push protection plans aggressively, and although you're not paid on commission, your performance will be judged based off of how many plans you sell a month. It encourages underhanded tactics and suspicion among customers, which strains customer loyalty.

Advice to Management

Push more customer loyalty and understand, not so much on services that are grossly unpopular among everyone except the grossly uneducated.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work foe

    Cons

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    Advice to Management

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  2. "Best Buy Experience"

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    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training and great discounts! The training they give you is very beneficial and they put a lot into it to make sure that you are well coached and develop properly. Even if you don't stay with the company many of the skills you acquire are transferable to next opportunity. Discounts on product are amazing!

    Cons

    The pay can leave a lot to be desired. For the rate of my production and increased responsibilities to attack aggressive sales budget I found myself at times vastly under paid. Good job for a student or young person looking to make some extra bucks but with the pay rate as it stands thats about it.

    Advice to Management

    The pay scale needs to be adjusted


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