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Interactive, Fun Technology Sales
Computing and Camera Sales Specialist (Current Employee), Flagstaff, AZSeptember 29, 2014
Working at Best Buy has certainly expanded my experiences in the working world while having fun. Not having worked retail before this job, it was a drastic change to adapt to. However, the nurturing managers helped me become a better salesperson and overcome reluctances. Relaxed, kind management is also a huge plus, making the overall atmosphere relaxed – more... and, by extension, transferring from the employees to the customers a kind and relaxed conversation.

Interaction with the public, especially in retail, can be trying sometimes. That comes with the territory, naturally. However, it becomes frustrating sometimes when technology is involved due to the occasional short patience of customers and lack of understanding, on both the customer and employee's parts. Customers not technically-inclined get frustrated when something goes wrong, and employees can get frustrated when an explanation is not basic enough to communicate the issue to such a customer. That is the most difficult part of this job.

Being a full-time computer salesperson, I find a lot of fun playing with and explaining current and future technologies. With like-minded co-workers, the day can go by quickly and any snags with customers during the day tend to be forgotten. I have fully enjoyed my time with Best Buy up to this day and hope that continues as long as I'm with the company. – less
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Lack of management support for professional development
Customer Service Specialist (Current Employee), Wentzville, MOSeptember 29, 2014
Great products, great co-workers. Management needs to be reconsidered.
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Best Buy as a Workplace
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee), Richfield, MNSeptember 29, 2014
Pros: laid back work environment, employee cost
Cons: lack of stability in any position, long hours
Best buy used to be a very good place to work but its really changed the last 15 years. the amount of work people are expected to produced has increased greatly because of layoffs.

Currently each area of the company reorganizes twice a year and people are let go and their work is redistributed to others.

The work environment is very laid back and – more... flexible.

A typical day at work will include a couple of meetings, a last minute fire drill and many Emails. – less
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Enjoyable place to work with family like atmosphere amongst workers.
Mobile Sales Consultant (Current Employee), Dickson City, PASeptember 29, 2014
Pros: employee discount, ability to work around school, understanding management
Cons: lack of benefits, low pay, stressful atmosphere, constantly understaffed.
I love working with people and helping them find the right product and solution for them. Best Buy is a wonderful place to accomplish that. At times however, workers and management take advantage of relaxed enforcement of rules.
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Insanity at its very best.
Inventory (Current Employee), Mechanicsburg, PASeptember 28, 2014
Pros: inventory coworkers
Cons: management
I start my day with paperwork, and more price tags that need changed. I then down stock any merchandise I can. That is followed by keeping up with customers recycled televisions that can weigh up to 100 lbs. all -the-while monitoring online orders to make sure that they are pulled off the sales floor in a timely manner. Management depending on the day – more... can be supportive and understanding. More times than not, however, they expect too much from Inventory team in the time that we are open. – less
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USMC
Assist customers (Former Employee), Mesa, AZSeptember 28, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: low pay
Great place to be for the most part a typical work day depends on the MOS that you have. Fellow Marines become lifelong friends hardest part of the job is deployment. Most enjoyable part is the people you work with.
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Autotech
Consultant & Certified Autotech (Current Employee), Evansville, INSeptember 28, 2014
Pros: compensation through certifications, life/work balance
Cons: advancement
Work and life balance is great. Not a lot of room for advancement but personal compensation is available to certifications.
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some of the discounts are good but thats it
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), SarasotaSeptember 28, 2014
hours vary so much from week to week. Some of the discounts are good but other then that ,the pay is not so great.
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Not a career choice
Sales Manager (Former Employee), Annapolis, MDSeptember 28, 2014
Pros: employee discounts, latest technology, assisting customers
Cons: poor management oversight, constant and never-ending pressure to make sales goals vs helping customers
Most days were filled with empty promises and stressed-out customers. Management's direction was to meet sales goals not ensure "having fun while being the best" was met.

Too many times the sales staff are pressured by echoes of "add GSP or accessories" vs "find the right solution to fit the customers needs".

Not a career choice but fits the bill – more... if you can work odd retail hours and accept less than average pay. – less
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Was better in the beginning
Asset Protection Specialist (Current Employee), Culver City, CASeptember 27, 2014
Pros: co-workers, flexible scheduling
Cons: health insurance, moral
The overall morale is not as uplifting as it use to be...seems as though current management are not always on the same page, which sometimes confuses employees
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Very productive & fun workplace.
Warehouse Associate overnight stock clerk (Former Employee), Farmington Hills, MISeptember 27, 2014
Pros: paid breaks, plenty of extra hours, management opportunities, and benefits.
Cons: n/a
Stocking of inventory off of pallets,price scanning,copying,consigment detailing, setting up store product displays & helping customers.
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good place to start
Cashier/Customer Service/Receptionist (Former Employee), Simi Valley, CASeptember 27, 2014
Pros: employee discounts
Cons: they pressure you a lot for sales.
Best Buy was a good place to work if your good at sales. If you are good at sales you will thrive at Best Buy and will likely advance in the company.
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Geek Squad
Geek Squad Consultation Agent (Current Employee), Loganville, GASeptember 27, 2014
Develop strong relationships with customers by becoming a trusted adviser and partner in assisting them in making technology more functional in their lives.Engage customers using Best Buy Selling Skills while providing fast and friendly processing of all transaction types
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Fun, enjoyable job.
Stock/ Customer Service (Former Employee), New Hartford, NYSeptember 26, 2014
Pros: employee discounts, friendly managers and employees.
Cons: none.
The place to work if you love electronics and friendly managers and employees.
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Sales
Customer specialist and computer salesman (Former Employee), Lynchburg, VASeptember 26, 2014
Great place to hone and develop sales experience. Mundane and repetitive. Exciting to be working with the latest gadgets.
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FUN PLACE TO WORK
Computer, and Digital Imaging Representative (Former Employee), SAN DIEGOSeptember 26, 2014
Pros: fun coworkers
Cons: politics
FUN PLACE TO WORK, CAN GET VERY POLITICAL AT TIMES. VERY CULTURAL ORIENTATED. FUN PEOPLE TO WORK WITH.
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Very fun
Asset Protection Associate/Warehouse Associate (Current Employee), Shakopee, MNSeptember 25, 2014
Pros: massive discount
Cons: communication
Working for best buy is actually very fun, I am an Asset Protection Associate, to me it is very fun because its a job field that I want to get into. However the one con is management. They are very flexible however they are very young and communication is very low at times.
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Was good to start with
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Moline, ILSeptember 25, 2014
Pros: fun place to work
Cons: management
enjoyed helping customers with the returns and exchanges. Co-workers changed often. The hardest part about the job was the management. They did not care about the employees.
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Productive
Asset Protection Specialist (Former Employee), Deerfield, ILSeptember 25, 2014
Prevented theft from the store and greeted customers.
Watched camera system for potential theft. Checked product coming in aiding in loss prevention. Counted inventory daily of high priced items aiding in shrink.
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fast pace work
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee), El Paso, TXSeptember 25, 2014
Pros: great atmosphere
Cons: always busy
Count money drawers
stock merchandise
sock cooler
deal with customers
clean showers/restrooms

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About Best Buy

Best Buy Co., Inc. (Best Buy) is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment software, appliances – Read more