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Best Buy Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
6,822 Reviews
3.3
6,822 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muncie, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muncie, IN (US)

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Managers played favorites and it's hard to move up in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    General Manager

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Fun company when it is not asking for every validation.

    Cons

    Micro managing is getting unbelievable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the micro managing BS

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A solid company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Great Company.
    Excellent Management.
    Excellent Training.
    Room for advancement.

    Cons

    Part Time hours are scarce throughout non peak seasons.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Decent Employer to work for if you work for the corporate side

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Freedom to complete scheduled tasks. Ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Salary could be higher, other companies pay much more for the knowledge and work we perform.

  7.  

    Good job to launch a sales career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chico, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chico, CA (US)

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training, ever changing, customer interaction focused, interesting products.

    Cons

    If you don't *want* to make this job fun and fruitful, you certainly don't have to. If you end up in management, it can be a difficult place to enjoy a work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that you are managing numbers for more than the sake of financial results. Personal gains (bonuses) don't motivate all sales people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Support Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Support Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging, fun hard working. great teams.

    Cons

    Overly competitive. Poor communication among business groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better cross discipline communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great people and leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Richfield, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Richfield, MN (US)

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Smart, talented employees who generally care, and strong renewed focus on what matters, including ensuring trained staff on the sales flloor. Lesdership is not afraid to tackle tough problems to find cost savings, as well as create new growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Web plafform has been constrained and truly limited opportunities - hope the new west coast team is a start in improving this channel. And with the tightened focus, most teams are expected to follow the plan, with only a few teams focused on strategy which is a big cultural shift from the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great business leadership, but some of the fun is missed. Ongoing training would benefit corporate teams, especially to stay sharp on the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ (US)

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    employee discount, flexible hours, ability to purchase products directly from vendors at a highly discounted price.

    Cons

    having to work weekends, and holidays.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay

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    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    flexible hours, cool coworkers, possible to move around the company, possible to advance through the company

    Cons

    a lot of turnover in certain positions. some managers are easy to work with others not so much. mobile never actually hit the bonuses they said were possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work with the employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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