Bad management and office politics
Advanced Repair Agent (Former Employee) – Salem, OR – October 10, 2016
I enjoyed most of my career at Best Buy. I was promoted to the high possible paid position in the store outside of management. Good job, good coworkers, bad managers. Best Buy's local management was notoriously apathetic, very much a "if it's not my problem" attitude. This sour stain on positive memories of teamwork with coworkers, that arose from unrealistic expectations from management, unwilling to address the specific problems in departments. Employees are afraid to bring up issues with management for fear of repercussion. Internal politics play a all too important role in the day to day, and bigger picture of the store that I worked at. Unfortunate considering that the companies SOP painted a working picture of the way in which the departments should run, was disregarded for selfish means. Major staffing problems and impressive employee turnover. So much so that multiple people I had worked with, continued to stay on the books until the next year, as not the raise the GM's turnover rate.
HR department at least had power to ensure some eployees had some defense, Employee discount, Good coworker relationships bred by comaradarie in the face of bad managemnt
Heavy internal Politics, Management not concerned about employee concerns or rights