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"It's a great place to work but be prepared to deal with the "politics""

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Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

-Interact with new people on a daily basis

-Great sales experience

-Make new friends quickly

-Great employee discount

-Secure job as long as you aren't underperforming

Cons

-Politics inside the stores sometimes make it a bear to work; favoritism is noticeable and brown nosers bypass hard working people in the ranks

-Management often already has decided who they are going to hire into an open position if it's internal before the interviews

-If your manager is stressed you will most likely know it; some leadership personalities are to be short and rude to get the job done

-Pay could be better if you consider how much money you make the company if you are one of the better salesmen

-Understaffing departments is a big big problem

Advice to Management

Don't take your bad day out on your employees.

When low level people have ideas, you should listen.

Take into consideration the hard working people in the store when it's time to hire for an open position...all too often people are promised things and then you don't follow through or somebody who doesn't really deserve the position based on what you SHOULD be measuring gets the job anyway.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "A real eye opener for retail"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fox Point, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fox Point, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    discount
    bonus checks
    new look at products
    pins for finishing online learning
    simple job

    Cons

    holiday season
    micromanagers
    uncoordinated staff
    cutting of hours
    no growth

    Advice to Management

    relax and bit and hire people who truely want to explain new and old product to employees instead of just hiring people who dont know what they are selling


  2. "Best Buy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big Company, easy to work near home

    Cons

    Big company easy to get lost

    Advice to Management

    Quit pressuring your employees to hammer every customer about the warranty

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