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"This job is what you make of it. Your development and success is ultimately up to you."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in New York, NY
Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

people, the business acumen you learn, p&l training, training

Cons

work life balance, holiday hours,

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "You learn a lot, it equips you for the future, but it's stressful."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount is often better than even Amazon prices.
    If you absorb the knowledge right, you learn a lot about business practice and retail.
    Best Buy is all over the map and they have been very supportive of moving me where I want to go. I've been in Indiana, North Carolina and currently Florida. I have 2 of my best friends who have done similar routes and are currently working at other stores in the same district as me.
    Lots of career opportunities to pursue.

    Cons

    Very political when you start to get into leadership semantics.
    High stress, low pay.
    For a sales associate, pay cap is TECHNICALLY 11.49. Which means unless you get into a supervisor position, or switch to Geek Squad, possibly Warehouse, you probably won't get paid over that. However, the pay grade is technically also capable of being overriden under special circumstances.
    You have to be disciplined, and patient. Management always finds something for you to do better at. If it's not one thing, it's another. It is what it is though, there's only so much time in the day and managers will approach how to better the team differently.
    It's not a commission job, but based on the micromanagement, you'd never notice the difference.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent with what you expect out of your team.
    Be transparent with your associates to gain their trust. Show conviction. You've been where we are, relate.
    Teach behavior, then connect metrics. You can't criticize a team for only getting x amount of credit applications in a day if you don't tell them what behavior they need to exemplify in order to reach that goal. And they won't do it unless they understand the value of what it does.


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    "Good experience !"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Taunton, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Taunton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount
    Good co workers that hung out after work
    Family oriented

    Cons

    Hours
    Pay rate
    Faulty computer system


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