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Best Buy Reviews

Updated 24 November 2014
Updated 24 November 2014
6,173 Reviews
3.3
6,173 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 760 reviews)

  • The pay is descent only if you are working for GeekSquad, great discount for employees (in 323 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance only exists under quality General Management which is rare (in 204 reviews)

  • full time position due to nobody moving in current full-time positions for higher ones (in 189 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 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

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awesome Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Richmond, VA (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Richmond, VA (US)

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing work-life balance, wonderful growth opportunity and learning path, it has been an amazing journey of growth and experiences

    Cons

    Sometimes HR gets too much in the way, it can sometimes be a hassle if you need to make decisions of your team in order to let go someone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Back on track

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Working Experience, Friendly Environment.

    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Pembroke Pines, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Pembroke Pines, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, lots of work to do and lots of friendly people to interact with.

    Cons

    I have no cons to add to this review right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Good pay, nice employees, good management

    Cons

    really cant think of any

  7.  

    Sales Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Simi Valley, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Simi Valley, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Everyone works together and is very helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    The only cons would be that there doesn't really seem to be any room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a great job interacting with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I learned a lot and grew professionally. It was a good team but not a lot of connection.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    - a lot of responsibility
    - fun work
    - good environment

    Cons

    - everyone looked out for themselves

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Friendly, professional, and down to earth work staff while having the daily activity of serving people in the community.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Lead in Kildeer, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Lead in Kildeer, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good management, decent pay, room for growth, overtime, time and a half, good coworkers, excellent training program to get you up to speed on the job you while be doing

    Cons

    Working holidays, working weekends, training is on the computer and can take a good chunk of time, some long hour shifts and some over night shifts depending on what department you work in

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Geek squad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Springdale, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Springdale, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of young, energetic, like minded people who work for the conpany. It is like an extended family and very easy to find friends.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive. Managment displays favoritism, hypocrisy, and lack of concern for the employees personal scehdule whether in college or elsewhere. Loud extroverts are favored over knowledgeable introverts.At the store I worked for in particular one woman slept her way into management and hr turned a blind eye.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink some of the culture within mangment. Happy employees perform better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work-life environment, great employees, corporate was helpful and caring about my store. Fun environment to work in. Gotta LOVE technology!

    Cons

    Pay wasn't the best. Could be a bit higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the salary because there's more work behind the scenes than you really see.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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