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"Great Company going through a Hard Time"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, MN
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Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Hires store employees right out of college for entry level roles
Many career paths available, you can easily switch from different capabilities across the company
Great discount and benefits
Flexible scheduling
Open environment, networking is encouraged and does not seem to bother anyone

Cons

Annual reviews do not allow fair compensation increases
Still going through a rebuild phase which does not provide stability for anyone

Advice to Management

Continue making strategic decisions that will grow the company with the least amount of negative impact to the employees and customers

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "Thought it was going to be the place I retired from!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, hard charging company that is never boring. Delivers an opportunity to gain retail acumen at all levels. Offers lessons in sales tactics, business strategies and customer service. Allowed for an owner-operator mentality.

    Cons

    Apperas to be disfunctional under new CEO. Lack of retail experience is very apparent with new leadership shooting from the hip to save $$$$. Always touted that the blue shirts differentiated it from other retailers. Now they are a cost cutting measure.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and take a deep breathe. Think about teh long term affects of your decisions rather than the immediate bottom line savings. Long term impacts may cost you more than expected if you cant serve customers the way they want you to.


  2. "Great place to learn broad range of technology, questionable hiring practices"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can really sink your teeth into a lot of great resources for learning about technology and get time hands on with it.

    Cons

    The secondary and tertiary responsibilities of employees are beyond any other company without corresponding levels of compensation. They expect you to do it all, i.e. sell huge numbers, offer credit cards to EVERYONE every time, all while stocking shelves, cleaning etc. Also, this may be different at other stores, but some of the people they hired while I weren't qualified for their positions, which left those of us who were filling in their gaps and working twice as hard to make up for their incompetence. When you question authority or management's decisions, your voice isn't heard or is quickly dismissed, and if it is heard, it isn't respected. Staffing was also a consistent issue. Not enough people in the right departments at the right time. Always trying to cut labor and screw the employee for the betterment of the company. Saw a lot of use of the words "Let's do what's best for the customer," as motivation for mistreating employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be smarter. Cutting out middle managers and making them reapply for their position is the smartest thing you've done in years. Hire based on product knowledge as well as managerial experience, but most of all hire the right person for the job, not what looks best on paper or which candidate is more attractive. Update your marketing department to use more engaging, efficient, and newer means of communication.

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