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Good Bye weekends!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

the discount is the only pro!

Cons

50+ hour work week, little work life balance

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Amazing company, amazing culture

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant (HBG) in Buffalo, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant (HBG) in Buffalo, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    - Monthly bonus on revenue + GREAT discount on product
    - Work/life balance is great (minus holiday season)
    - Constant product/sales training
    - Personal and professional growth
    - One of the best resume builders you can have
    - 100% focused on the employee

    Cons

    - Long hours during holidays
    - Internal advancement is proving to be rather difficult, but not impossible
    - Certain duties can be tasking ie: 6 AM audits, cross department selling etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less micro-management (when its not actually necessary), One-on-One reviews NEED to be monthly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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 (less than an 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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