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"Great place to work for"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in The Woodlands, TX
Former Employee - Sales Associate in The Woodlands, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good benefits, pleasant working environment with focus on helping each other, tons of training and rewards to become a sales specialist.

Cons

Long holiday hours, some times not enough inventory on hand

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "Good for students"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My stores worked around your classes pretty well, paid better than almost any other retail store around. Most everyone there was pretty fun, its a good environment but like most stores a few bad managers can ruin that.

    Cons

    If you work on the sales floor they put a lot of pressure on you to sell insurance and other things that IMO are not such fantastic services. You can get in trouble for not always offering them.


  2. "Not bad, just not for everyone."

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Manager
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hands on experience with latest technology. Training. Good 401k matching and great employee discount. Meet some good people and network along the way.

    Cons

    Work/life balance - availability expectations for Supervisors and especially salary Managers severely limit you from taking time off (the Holidays are even worse). You often feel like you work for not just Best Buy, but all the vendors as well since your schedule and plans can change at the drop of a hat due to last minute product launch announcements. Customers know the company isn't doing as well as it has in the past and remind you of it constantly. The technology and servers used by stores is ancient and constantly having issues.

    Advice to Management

    Something needs to happen soon to begin really competing with online competitors. Price matching policies are still very tight and easy to hide behind as it is almost never the exact same brand product (i.e. Customers have a good idea how much something like a Dynex cable really costs. Those should be BBY's version of the $5 cables that people order online.) Joly is doing some great things, but they may not be enough if the company can't start taking back some of the market share it has been steadily losing to the Internet.

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