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Updated 18 June 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 479 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 547 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hobart CBD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hobart CBD

    Pros

    Good work ethic and nice people

    Cons

    Travel takes a long time since it is far away

    Advice to Management

    Very good


  2. "BI Architecture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work culture and flexible timings

    Cons

    Salary could be higher, management needs to update

  3. "Great place to work for but unsure about long term"

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    Current Employee - Samsung Experience Consultant in El Paso, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Samsung Experience Consultant in El Paso, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and great benefits. A lot of tools to gain knowledge and succeed. Sales department is great to work for, receive great training and encounter healthy competitiveness.

    Cons

    Typical retail problems such as working holidays and weekends but that's something you have to be able to work with when thinking of applying at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce Favoritism, something that you might encounter based on location, this is something that will help out the company long term.


  4. "Good Entry Level Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    -Discounts/Incentives
    -Good work environment
    -Managers are very understanding

    Cons

    -Very competitive
    -Can be very demanding with hours (e.g. Holidays/Weekends)

    Advice to Management

    Allows remember that it's a person behind the work uniform.


  5. "Inventory Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours.
    Friendly work environment.
    opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Physically demanding.
    Long shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize what employees are assets that you would not want to lose and communicate with them to create a healthier work environment.


  6. "Nice Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, Discount, People, Technology, Friendly

    Cons

    Hours, No vacations, Managers, Sales environment, Always working


  7. "Amazing job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Very professional, Amazing boss, Good pay

    Cons

    Gives more hours to the workers that have been there longer.

  8. ""Great Company""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depends on the store, but it feels less like a job with coworkers and more of a family. Different work environment than other retail stores. The company itself is great, the stores can be a drama filled trainwreck at times.

    Cons

    Sales driven goals with zero incentives. Yearly raises are a joke and are based off the store's performance, not your own. In a few years the new hires will be making basically the same as you. Also moving up into leadership positions is impossible unless you are one of the manager's favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Stop only caring about credit cards and recognize the employees that are working hard every single shift.


  9. "Magnolia Design Center"

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    Current Employee - Systems Designer in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Designer in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great pay; commision sales.
    Great benefits

    Cons

    hours can be long
    you don't make money if you don't get sales.


  10. "Great Part-Time Gig"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    - Targets to hit means you are always striving for something
    - The employer cares about your progression within the company
    - Autonomy

    Cons

    - Sometimes a little too pushy on pushing Geek Squad, but they never made us lie about our services or get people to buy what they didn't want.


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