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"Great company, needs some changes though."

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Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist
Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great environment to work in. Lots of room for advancement, if you're willing to work. Most of the leadership team are down to Earth. Great discount on certain items.

Cons

Hardly enough money to live. Frequent hour cuts. Very passive approach to asset protection. Frequent miss-communication between leadership team and upper management.

Advice to Management

Cut down executive payroll, and share a little more with line level employees. The people in the blue shirts are bringing in the money, they should make enough to live a comfortable life. Get a realistic mindset on asset protection, you can't just put someone on the front door and hope no one steals anything. Before making huge decisions that could be of detriment to the company, consult line level employees for their opinion; Often times when Corporate rolls out a new operating model the blue shirts are able to pick out the weak points from the beginning.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "Great Employees, Okay Management"

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    Former Employee - PCHO in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - PCHO in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, fun work environment (depending on the location), solid HR department, pretty good benefits package

    Cons

    Discount comes and goes, management is lacking, hard to find a supervisor or manager most of the time. Employees are not nearly as important as the customer or daily goals.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, and treat them as well as you require them to treat customers. They are your front lines and are more valuable than you think. Higher quality training would help as well.


  2. "Started off great, slowly became a grind"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great first or second job for teenagers/college students
    Supervisors were flexible with schedules

    Cons

    Managers did not care about what worked and were forced to follow Sales Excellence scripts
    Managers often pushed shady techniques in order to enroll customers in Best Buy credit cards

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They know what customers want more than corporate.

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