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Excellent Work Team

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Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Henderson, NV (US)
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Henderson, NV (US)

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

Pros

The schedule are VERY flexible, and they are great in helping students. The work force is great and everybody gets along perfectly.

Cons

Some managers seem to overlook the priority that the customer should have, instead they try to employ corporate driven tactics

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the customers

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Definitely not for someone with other commitments ... or team players.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Fort Myers, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Myers, FL (US)

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay was alright, and the training was comprehensive ... when we were allowed to complete it. As a retail veteran, having dedicated Asset Protection agents to help keep an eye on the floor is helpful (particularly when the floorplan is not conducive to having your eye on everything at once).

    Cons

    Scheduling management is NOT willing to work around other commitments you have ... for anyone looking for a job while you're attending school: stay away. Managers throw new associates on the floor prior to having completed their training and frequently leave them with no one else in the section to back them up, setting newcomers up to fail. You rely on radio communications which frequently go ignored if you are a newcomer as well, and management does nothing to rectify any of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your job, frankly. Associates should COMPLETE training before being allowed on the floor, should have someone to shadow while they learn how things are done, and everyone regardless of seniority should have the tools they need to do their job properly -- including the security in knowing that if they call for backup, it will answer on the radio (even if it's just to say "I'm with a customer, hold on!"). Honor promises to take availability into account and be up-front if the availability is a problem. Let's waste as little of people's time as we can, yes?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Excellant company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburg, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburg, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The ability to learn as much as you want about any department that interests you is incredible. Combine that with the ability to practice what you have learned, to grow professionally and be coached personally gives you plenty of room to prepare yourself for moving up or over within the company.

    Cons

    Making the best use of your time can be challenging for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never take your blue shirts for granted. Observe, encourage, coach and guide. Don't play favorites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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