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"A Gateway Job and Yet I Love It"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Roanoke, VA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Roanoke, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- A great culture of folks who try to make the work fun
- Very reasonable with scheduling
- Bosses who provide support where needed then get out of the way
- TONS of online training, both required and optional
- Training that is honest about objectives (eg. it is a business that wants to maximize profits; a lot of companies are afraid to say that)
- A very quantitative assessment system that lets you know exactly how you're doing
- I get to wear this cool little radio in my ear and talk with my fellow work peeps (Chatter is discouraged, but still)

Cons

- Incentives, but no commission (I'd be more OK with that if the salary was higher)
- The corporate culture sometimes falls flat on trying to be cool and is just cheesy
- Little to no advancement potential

Advice to Management

Honestly, I think any potential improvements local leadership could make is limited by corporate mandates. For instance, such a quantitative performance tracking system makes pay raises easily justifiable (or not), but local managers are capped on salaries.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

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    "Interesting Chaos"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great campus, free covered parking, onsite daycare, cafeteria and gym. Clean, adequate desk area.

    Cons

    Constant change, leadership is not always on the same page. No long term planning. Frequent strategy changes. Frequent technology challenges. A lot of favoritism inside the organization

    Advice to Management

    Reward loyal employees; they make the organization what it is.


  2. "Interesting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Able to get experience in my field while working
    Discounts on accessories

    Cons

    Hours get cut after holidays

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