Pros: Fun place to work, Interactions with customers, Flexible Schedule
Cons: No chance for additional compensation or advancement, Not a Career
Worked as a Portable Electronics Sales Associate for Best Buy at store 511 or almost 3 years. Enjoyed the role as I was introduced to the latest and greatest technologies in Digital Imaging, Car Audio, MP3 players, and more. Engaging and educating customers was a fun experience. The most difficult part of the job was finding a reason to stay in the position. While the tasks performed for the job were undeniably fun, I didn't feel like a valuable resource to the company. Despite my enthusiasm and others' Best Buys' model consists of mass amounts of part-time employees working 15-25 hours per week instead of small amounts of dedicated full-time employees working 32-40 hours per week. While the job was fun and interesting, I find Best Buy's business practices towards their employees rather mediocre. Most of their consultants are no more than glorified cashiers, but the few who aren't are treated equally despite their level of expertise and experience.