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Best Buy Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
6,194 Reviews
3.3
6,194 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a nice employee discount on the items that you can get for cheap on amazon (in 780 reviews)

  • The pay is descent only if you are working for GeekSquad, great discount for employees (in 328 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance only exists under quality General Management which is rare (in 217 reviews)

  • full time position due to nobody moving in current full-time positions for higher ones (in 199 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Very good work life balance. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Limited growth in the company.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Incredible

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Discount
    Advancement
    New products
    Sales aatmosphere
    Teamwork

    Cons

    Restructuring
    GM Micromanages
    Work holidays
    Long Hours

  3.  

    Love my co-workers and staff very friendly consider them family

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orland Park, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orland Park, IL (US)

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    love the environment and the benefits

    Cons

    work life balance. the hours get very long when you close because we have to prepare for the next day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    best buy mobile

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Pembroke Pines, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Pembroke Pines, FL (US)

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    you learn everything about phones in advance
    the team is very nice and they have no problem in helping you with a troublesome customer or with anything else.

    Cons

    some people can be very impatient.
    some time work can get very slow very boring too.
    sometimes work can be very gruesome.

    Recommends
  6.  

    N/A

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good discounts on cool electronics.

    Cons

    No life once you are salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less favoritism and start looking to develop the right talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Representative

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Discount for employees. Very friendly working environment

    Cons

    Pressure from meeting the profit quota.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a better way to measure employees' work performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great job, room for advancement and great people.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young demographic within employees, training is not lacking, flexible hours, accommodating to schooling

    Cons

    Holidays, lower pay, lack of leadership, benefits enrollment is not long enough, too many systems to know, leadership on different pages and the CEO is out of touch with store reality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase line level employee pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Back on track

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    Current Employee - Communications in Richfield, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Communications in Richfield, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance; fresh leadership with a clear vision and focus on steady growth; exceptional communications and public affairs leadership and teams.

    Cons

    History/legacy can get in the way, but change management takes time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Buy has been a pleasure.

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention, Associate/Agent in Silverdale, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention, Associate/Agent in Silverdale, WA (US)

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hardworking team, and balance of overall performance.

    Cons

    I think some leadership could improve.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Aggressive Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good company that you can learn a lot from but eventually you will have to move on.

    Cons

    Best Practices changed to much without giving new ideas a chance to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    No opinion of CEO

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