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"Good Job While In College."

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Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Best Buy part-time

Pros

Being part of a team with incredibly smart and friendly people that can become lifelong friends. Had plenty of time in school while also getting a steady paycheck in a fairly low stress environment.

Cons

Not much room for growth. Climbing through the ranks is very difficult. More than likely you will be in the same position for awhile.

Advice to Management

More benefits for part time employees. Less focus on selling Best Buy credit cards and more focus on quality customer service.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy pay, Flexible hours, work with school schedule, associate driven

    Cons

    Managers have their moments. HR changes policies often. It's hard to get to every customer when you are short staffed.


  2. "Best Buy is a typical corporation, disconnected from the communities it serves."

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    Former Employee - Media Specialist in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Media Specialist in Lakeland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The customers are normally awesome, and 60-70% of them are regulars. It is always fun and challenging helping customers that come in with IT problems. It is very rewarding being able to help people, and building relationships with people in the community.

    Cons

    The biggest con is that half of the "managers" spend all of their time walking around on their cellphones. Their work gets put off on on various other employees. The managers do not care about the employees or the customers. The corporate policies that Best Buy tries to shove off on it's employees cause more aggravation to customers than provide a pleasant service.

    Advice to Management

    If Best Buy spent more time worrying about what it's managers were up to, instead of micro-managing the people on the floor, they would be much more successful. The spend all of their time trying to sell than developing relationships with customers. Like I said 60-70% of the customers I helped where regulars. Then came back because they knew me, and knew that I would give them honest sound advice. I didn't sell them the whole store the first time they came in, but they came back time and time again because I respected them. Best Buy will end up sharing the same fate as Circuit City.

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