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"Great work experience, this job like most is whatever you make it."

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Current Employee - Best Buy Corporate in Richfield, MN
Current Employee - Best Buy Corporate in Richfield, MN
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Strong culture, plenty of opportunity to grow your career and move vertically in most markets once career path discovered. Competitive pay and great incentives from employee discount to bonus structure. Above-average work/life balance for a retail company.

Cons

Retail: Outer-market stores are often disconnected from District staff and therefore the same accountability as major market locations. Retail Management experience can be extremely inconsistent for line-level employees and as a result most line-level employees experience depends specifically on store level supervisors and managers. Many retail line level employees are unaware of career opportunities available in different segments of the enterprise that they might be considered for as Best Buy has an extremely deep talent pool with many college students, graduates, and associates that love the company.

Corporate: Consistent realignments (common among many top companies): Most employees understand that changes are made in interest of the enterprise but it can be disheartening to fear if your role will be considered necessary for the growth of the company.

Advice to Management

From a retail standpoint please ensure greater checks and balances for in-store management of outer market locations. Unplanned visits to stores to gauge employee experience will be ideal. Be committed to more of the work of discovering your talent pool inside of the retail stores and allow them the opportunity to move where they could impact the companies performance best. On the store level, everything is numbers driven to the point where it may seem short-sighted with managers only looking to appear on top of their business results even though the enterprise has made it clear that our focus is on the growth of our future (which appears very bright). You can't develop anyone if your only focus is on pushing numbers. Develop leaders and the numbers always follow because more people have a stake in the companies' performance.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "I enjoyed my time there."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, very flexible scheduling, fun and challenging workplace

    Cons

    my gm was unprofessional, advancement is based on who you know not what you can do


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at during younger years

    Cons

    Growth of career is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Create clear plans on how to grow career.

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