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Ok for in-school employment

Inventory Specialist (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible hours, no (express or implied) overtime requirements - Makes it great for having a job for a little cash while you are in school. (Yes, it will be a little cash.) Managers and supervisors are a crap-shoot - some are great, while some leave you questioning how they have a job, much less a leadership position.

ConsHires almost exclusively high school and college students for the non-manager roles, which means that working on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (particularly the mornings) will entail numerous call-ins or no-shows leaving the rest of the crew to deal with the busiest of days. This also means that there is considerable employee turnover and, while training is not all that intensive, the inefficiency of this model is clear from the onset.

If you don't like working weekends, don't apply - for all intents and purposes it's a prerequisite.

Sometimes the part-time designation is viewed as a benefits-only distinction and you will work 32+ hour weeks (their full-time minimum), which, at first, is welcome if you are looking for some extra money and don't have any major health issues/are on a parents plan/are on a school's plan. However, eventually, it becomes clear that this is a way to get around providing employees who work full-time the benefits of their employment.

Advice to Senior ManagementWarranty peddling - cut it out - some will buy, some won't.

Stop growing stores in the United States - the big box model is becoming more and more inefficient. Less stores - with less hires and more oversight - could also help to strengthen the brand.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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dont know a good worker from a bad worker

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I worked at Best Buy full-time

Pros: employee discount!! but that's about it Cons: none decent place for first job Advice to Senior Management: you guys hire all the wrong people Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Company in flux

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I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than a year

Pros: Good value based company with behavioral based metrics Cons: A lot of turnover in front line management, Distribution is the forgotten part of Best Buy and is ignored… Advice to Senior Management: Pick a vision and stay with it. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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