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"Competitive selling, nomar goal pressure, infrequent bonuses, and terrible wait for raises."

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Current Employee - C&T Sales Lead in DeKalb, IL
Current Employee - C&T Sales Lead in DeKalb, IL
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Selling technology with the support of constant elearnings is more stimulating than other entry level/minimum wage jobs. If you have good selling skills and leadership you may be able to grab a promotion and move up within the company--you'll just have to wait for your raise.

Cons

There are slightly unrealistic bonus goals now that CBG bonuses off of notional margin rather than revenue; so if you like bonuses, get a position in HBG selling homesyncs and 4K TVs.

Advice to Management

Annual reviews for raises ought to change; it should be a merit/selling history based rating system.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "Among retailers, a pretty good one to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Greenfield, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Greenfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A fun store, in that you get to see all the cool technology come in first and then sell it. Management is methodical in developing you as a good salesperson, even if you have no prior experience. Every co-worker you have will be a pretty cool and laid-back person.

    Cons

    Low hourly pay unless you get to a supervisor role. Commission jobs in same setting will likely yield much higher income.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work overall!


  2. "Up and down 7 year career."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Solutions Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Solutions Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, exciting environment where you get out of your work what you want to. Was promoted to Sales Manager from Magnolia associate and was a great experience at first. Enjoyed the ability to coach and train employees and learn the business side of how a big box retailer works.

    Cons

    A lot of employees get burnt out quickly because they are making way too little and expected to reach very high sales goals with nothing in return for it. A lot of favoritism in the management, especially the GM's.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the better employees, not the ones who you are buddy/buddy with and employees who are capped out at their hourly rate should be able to receive some sort of compensation based on their performance review. The fact that I had some employees not get a raise over a 3 year period is ridiculous.

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