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Best Buy Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
6,601 Reviews
3.3
6,601 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.  

    Very good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good hours.for the Employment

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Fun, Honest, Hard Working, Great Values

    Cons

    The company is unknown in the UK and closed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have stuck it out!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Bristol, England

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant managers who everyone believed in and trusted. Great products and prices. Fantastic customer service.

    Cons

    Very poor marketing, no one knew what we sold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you do best

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mobile Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good Place to grow and work with good people.

    Cons

    To many politics and they will keep you in the dark.

    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    great discounts, atmosphere, accepting of lgbt

    Cons

    overcoming rejection, slow at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun to work at while it's stressful

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist

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

    Pros

    Employee Discounts are always a plus, you develop close friendships with coworkers, and grow a learning on modern technology. It's useful if you are majoring in photography, business, or IT.

    Cons

    Rude customers can ruin your day, people always want to use your discount its OK to say no because it's yours (not being selfish), some times it gets unprofessional as employees talk among each other in front of customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even when there are days you think that are not busy, always put a decent amount of people on the schedule in their departments, especially FRONT LANES. Train and advise your employees more on the technology and GSP offers from their departments. A lot of time there are complaints from customers because the employees don't know their stuff. If there are customers being mean because they want a cheaper price of a product they got off the wrong shelf or under the wrong sticker tag, just say NO. Its not worth it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL (US)

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Fun staff, easy money,no pressure

    Cons

    Hard to get bonuses. Not a lot of hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Buet Buy

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Carbondale, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Carbondale, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    A cool place to work at.

    Cons

    Not that cool of a place to work at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management was pretty cool

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work for. Love the people!

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    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Manager

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A fun working environment with a fast paced job that keeps you on your feet! A fun job that lets you talk about technology and cool new products everyday.

    Cons

    Some managers are to focused on numbers and not on people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On-boarding can be better, training falls off during the holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    This company helped me grow from my late teens to my early 20's. It is a great first job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Tinley Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Tinley Park, IL (US)

    I worked at Best Buy (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Customer interactions, customer service, and selling skills. Great first job for anyone with no previous work experience they do a great job training you.

    Cons

    If they don't like you or want you out it will show everyday. You could be stuck in a department you don't like or with people who get on your nerves more often than you would in a office setting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop getting on the line level nerves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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