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"Love it"

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

Pros

Good pay for comparable retail positions. Store has a tight knit family feeling.

Cons

Constant restructures keep you on your toes.

Advice to Management

Make the new op model work. Don't just keep changing it.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Aggressive Salary, Strong 401k matching plan, Great People, Employee Discount is Great

    Cons

    Reorg every couple of years which can make it hard to have confidence in salary jobs, Not a lot of room to move up anymore, Really care about sales goals rather than behaviors on the sales floor, Politics rules the company and if you can't play the game you won't get promoted.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It was great at first but that was because I got hired around the holidays."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support/Inventory
    Current Employee - Sales Support/Inventory
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The starting pay is actually pretty decent. Right around $10/hr.
    For me at least, working in the warehouse is almost kind of separate from the rest of the store. You are definitely under-appreciated but that only seems to build camaraderie with the rest of the people in the warehouse. It's kind of nice.
    During the holiday period, you can get pretty much as many hours as possible, as long as you don't go into overtime. Even so, you have to go into overtime because there is just so much work to do.
    Once you finally get in, the computer system is pretty decent. It's a great portal for employees. You can search for how much discount you get on products, learn about new products and get entered for prizes just for doing e-learnings.

    Cons

    It can be a very physical job. I knew that coming in and I'm fine with it but it can take a lot out of you. Some things you do on any given day: wrap an open-box TV (which means covering it with bubble wrap and then wrapping in clear wrap...which isn't the most fun when it's a 50 inch tv and you have no help), loading TV's and appliances into customers cars, which can be tricky, depending on the car. You are basically on your feet the whole day, minus your lunch and if you take a your 15.
    This one may not apply to every location but I know that my manager plays favorites. I have a great supervisor, she's very caring and compassionate but she doesn't create the schedules. Our manager does and well, it doesn't always work for the best. For example, in our warehouse, we have two full-time workers, these guys are guaranteed at least 32 hours each week. The rest of us are only guaranteed four hours. Now, I understand that after the holidays, labor hours are cut and I'm completely fine with that. But when one part-timer gets consistent 30-40 hour weeks and other people, such as myself, get between 5 and 12 hours, it's kind of odd. The hours should be spread out among all the employees as evenly as possible, it's only fair. I am the newest one there but it still doesn't justify a PART-TIMER getting 40 hours and me getting five. Managers clearly play favorites, if you kiss up to them, it works wonders.
    It's very tough for any advancement if you work in the warehouse. At lot of the guys I work with don't want to advance and are totally cool with staying back here. But if you want to move up, starting in the warehouse is not the best bet.

    Advice to Management

    Distribute hours evenly. Highlight the efforts of the Sales Support Team (i.e.: warehouse) more often.

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