Best Buy Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2015
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Pros
  • You get a nice employee discount on the items that you can get for cheap on amazon (in 780 reviews)

  • The pay is descent only if you are working for GeekSquad, great discount for employees (in 328 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance only exists under quality General Management which is rare (in 217 reviews)

  • full time position due to nobody moving in current full-time positions for higher ones (in 199 reviews)

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  1. Connected Solutions Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    Employee Facilities and flexible hours

    Cons

    Minimum pay and no commission s

  2. Best Buy CANADA

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    Former Employee - Parts in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Parts in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    good benefits and good co workers

    Cons

    under paid. it is hard to get to a higher position

    Advice to Management

    training are nice. You learned.

  3. All in all, It was a great experience if you like to learn some customer service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    People, staff discount, easy job to get by

    Cons

    Management, too little hours, low pay

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  5. flexible, unorganized

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    Current Employee - Operations Cashier in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Operations Cashier in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible, discount, fun atmosphere, easy going people

    Cons

    some supervisors micromanaging, breaks not given on time, confusing policies, unorganized

    Advice to Management

    more professional supervisors, less micromanaging

  6. Depends on management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Good discount
    Fun if you have good staff

    Cons

    Management taught to talk up
    If you have a problem it will likely cause problems

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like people b

  7. Avoid this Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Staff purchases. Great prices on items.

    Cons

    Bad management. No training for the job you were hired for. Very poor communication between staff an management.Negative reinforcement. Best Buy managers would rather give bad reviews than train employees to do their jobs properly in the first place.

    Advice to Management

    Try to train staff properly. The mentality seems to be to correct staff members after a minor mistake is made rather than take the time to go through proper procedures first. There seems to be a culture of being reactive rather than being objective.

  8. Okay Company

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Markham, ON

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    felt very welcomed
    loved the people

    Cons

    hierarchy
    too structured
    inflexibly managers

    Advice to Management

    be more flexible

  9. Sales person

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    culture. Team work. Fun. Cool technology

    Cons

    not enough hours Under staffed at times

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Learning Experience and made some good friends

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    Former Contractor - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Former Contractor - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at Best Buy as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Always meeting nice people and learning about new technology

    Cons

    Departmental Management used to be very challenging to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your lower management teams

  11. Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Milton, ON
    Current Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Milton, ON

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The co-workers and customers and also the discounts!

    Cons

    scheduling was harsh, also feels like your'e a maid more then a sales associate. Best Buy milks you; they make alot of money off of you yet compensation is miniscule.

    Advice to Management

    give more credit to people who are holding the store up with their sales.

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