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"It's a great place to work if you are willing to work for it."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

There are opportunities to grow and lots learn in many different areas. This company offers a lot of flexibility for moving up and around through various locations and many positions. Best Buy can be a wonderful place to work especially with all the new technology that comes together in one building.

Cons

It's a pretty normal retail environment, but the down side of being non commissioned means that wether its a big sale or a small sale no one makes an extra dime past to hours put in. Pay cap is a bit low but by no means the worst out there.

Advice to Management

Just keep in mind that the associates on the floor are the true face of the company and their development will be the best path to success. Don't follow the path of other retailers, and by this I mean focus on your associates as the investment they are. Best Buy has some incredible people within it's walls and that is the reason for the companies resilience in the face of everything. Please never forget that and don't try to make a come back by bleeding out the "overhead" of labor, we are what make it happen for you every day. One person can not operate an entire sales floor nor can they know everything about every area.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "A lot of fun. Employees were always ready and willing to help you."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Transaction Associate (STA) in Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Transaction Associate (STA) in Tracy, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Anyone is willing to help you or answer a question. A lot of eLearnings to familiarize yourself with your job.

    Cons

    You have to be a quick learning and be able to self-manage. Keep track of your number and put yourself in good standing.

    Advice to Management

    Input training/orientation times manually for the new employees. Had difficulty remembering how many hours and what days I did orientation/staff meeting by the time I learned how to manually clock-in.


  2. "More focused on money than anything else"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Addison, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do have opportunities for improvement

    Cons

    Best Buy is only worried about Best Buy there employees they care very little about now that their sales are going down do to the economy. They want you to oversell everyone but still advise them on the best options which is impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Need a better corporate structure

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