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Best Buy Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated 13 November, 2014
Updated 13 November, 2014
6,165 Reviews
3.3
6,165 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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  1.  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Consultant in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with school schedule, great for part-time job while being in school

    Cons

    Must work weekends and holidays

  2.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, great environment as well.

    Cons

    Working retail hours during holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep taking care of your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Renew Blue is the main focus. They quickly slipped behind in the race to sell the the masses.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good environment, decent pay, and good benefits. They treat everyone good at best buy and they show appreciation to the employees.

    Cons

    Low amount of hours and the managers are too excited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so intimidating and worried about numbers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hate it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Had fun with some employees

    Cons

    Expected you to be computer genius and that damn Greek squad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It is going pretty well so far

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    the accommodations are probably the best part of working at best buy since you get additional discounts on top of your employee discount

    Cons

    The place is nice and fun to work at so i have nothing wrong with working there so far plus I've worked there for less than a month so I haven't gotten a great lot of time to have any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Feels like I live there some times.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Spring, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Spring, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun because you are around people of all types.
    Grow some great friendships.
    Pay is above average.
    Excellent way to learn about technology and customer selling skills.
    Benefits were okay.
    Tuition Reimbursement.

    Cons

    Leadership may not be practical at times.
    Favoritism is inevitable.
    Commission based environment, without the appropriate pay.
    Geek Squad Protection/Accessory Attachment is a must (Must strive at up selling) or you will either lose hours or be fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is more to the numbers than just the Manager of that area. I am a Sales Lead that practically does everything for the Department Manager and I am consistently ignored for the work I do in the department. All praise goes to the Manager who takes vacations and takes time off every other week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Much better than my old jobs. Not really the best place to work part time but they have really good benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good managers, good coworkers, employee discount, supposedly good 401k, great deals for employees like private auctions

    Cons

    Wont always work with school schedule, only want to sell protection plans, lots of e-learnings when you start, coworkers slack off sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that your managers know what they're doing. Hire people that WANT to work at the store, coming from someone with a passion for electronics. And fire people when they spend all day on their phones ignoring customers instead of letting it slide.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales rep

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pearland, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pearland, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    They have a good discount.

    Cons

    The management sucks. The pay is low. The place is a very stressing environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place if you're wiling to play corporate politics and work harder than everyone else

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The discount and work experience, good base pay, and I'm not sure about other stores, but at my individual store, great leadership team.

    Cons

    Insane levels of tedium, favoritism, low odds of getting raises, no work-based incentives so there was no competition in the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better work environment by creating some kind of incentive for hardworking and good selling people so that they have reason to work hard, otherwise people will just slack off and create a toxic environment for people to shop in.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best Buy has changed from a decade ago as far as the way it operates, but they do still care about their employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great discount, training, and great environment

    Cons

    retail... need I say more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We do not keep the right talent and we reward the wrong talent... We should be paying people what they are worth and not allowing talent to walk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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