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"Great place to work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Services Manager in Bangor, ME
Current Employee - Store Services Manager in Bangor, ME
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Approves of CEO

Pros

It is like a family. Sometimes this is a good thing and other times it is a bad thing. It did remind me of High School a little since rumors and stories spread around the store in 2 seconds. Best Buy was a good place for me during High School and in College but now that I am looking to start a family... not so much. The hours as a manager are long and they are all over the place. In most cases you work 10-12 hour shifts 5 - 6 days a week and then your GM works maybe 4.

Cons

Hours are very long and it is really hard to get rid of someone that doesn't do their job.

Advice to Management

HR needs work.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy

  1. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Brighton, MI
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Brighton, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work. People are great despite the management being wishy-washy. Good exercise if you work during stocking nights.

    Cons

    Management tended to be clueless. They would tell you to do something one way and then change their minds about the task after you had already completed it. High stress sales environment without the commission. PSPs and the PRPs are useless except for high-end electronics but management pushed them on everything.

    Advice to Management

    Get ready of PSPs and PRPs for low-end electronics and only offer for high-end products. They are expensive and not worth it.


  2. "Best Buy, Good to play but not to stay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Retail Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employee discount is very good - cost plus 5% when I worked there. you learn about all the new technology and are encouraged to play on the job. The interactions with customers are good since there is no commission sales pressure.

    Cons

    Horrible hours and changing schedules. It always seemed the wrong people were promoted and everyone at the retail level feels they are underpaid. Senior managment was often detached from the rank and file workers and there was a sense of elitism from the top. There are no employee retention plans and employees are made well aware that they are replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    More employee incentive programs. Focus on retaining employees rather than "turn and burn:

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