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"It was an interesting experience"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Computer Specialist in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Computer Specialist in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

I worked with a lot of great people, it can be like a second family.

Cons

For non commission there is a lot of pressure on sales. My store had some shady backdoor business going on, and my GM picked her favorites and let it be known. She only promoted people who were her skin color.

Advice to Management

Actually view what your Managers are doing with your stores and make sure that all employees get the same opportunities.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. Helpful (1)

    "This company makes sears look good."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Discount on certain items is nice.

    Cons

    Management is awful. Pay is awful. No opportunity for advancement no matter how hard you work. Management uses threats to keep employees in line. Basically Slavery for 10 dollars an hour.

    Advice to Management

    You should explain to employees that full time is not available for anyone no matter how hard they work. You should also tell employees up front bonuses are impossible to get. Maybe management should give some money to employees to pay bills. Our GM makes 100k while I make 10k and I work 2X harder then him and I have a higher education.


  2. "Simple retail, non-commission job. Truly nothing special."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    -- Great co-workers
    -- Some stores have great managers
    -- Easy transfers: If you are moving, it's easy to transfer
    -- Easy, straight-forward interview process
    -- If you need time off, as long as you put it well enough in advance, you get it
    -- Sensitive to personal problems

    Cons

    -- No room for growth
    -- Hours are random, and don't have consistency with your schedule
    -- Raises are there, but not high.

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