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"A Gateway Job and Yet I Love It"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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

  1. "Great place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, great benefits, lots of events, get to learn about the latest and greatest.

    Cons

    (For some people) Constantly having to read and test for the latest and greatest.


  2. "Fast Paced"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    It has been a great learning experience working here at Best Buy.
    Management has been good. Great Career Opportunities.

    Cons

    Too much work might hinder your work / life balance. The HR department is not very helpful. Compensation is not great.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management is good.

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