Asset Protection Specialist (Former Employee) – Chandler, AZ – September 8, 2017
Some days open or closing shifts, stand at front, greet customers, guide them to departments, call for employees to contact customers,Hardest part is to watch cameras when you're trying to watch a person, customers will walk in and interrupt what you're doing, they end up distracting you from your job and could cost you. Management is great. Pay is the absolute worst even if you have a lot of work experience, most people do not work long here...
free lunches on occasion, discounts, meeting people
General Manager (Current Employee) – La Jolla, CA – September 8, 2017
I love this company and would not leave it if i didn't have to. If i could transfer i would. I wish the company was better at helping with transfers. other then that i love the company and think its awesome and would recommended it to everyone.
Great place to work, employees are great and the managers make sure your fine while working
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Grandville, MI – September 7, 2017
Working at best buy made me realize that working with people are amazing. They make sure your good and make sure your good to work. If i needed a shift taken on a late notice then they would be able to take it. The managers, they make sure you are at your best and make sure your good while working.
Worked with great co-workers poor management though
Connected Device - SR Accounts Manager (Current Employee) – Northbrook, IL – September 7, 2017
Really poor management work life balance is poor a lot of young people who call in sick all the time so you're always short of help work life balance is non existent no real loyalty from management or Co workers pay is low for what we do managers have no real experience your job responsibilities change every couple of months and a high turnover rate met some great people there!
Consultant (Current Employee) – Florence, KY – September 7, 2017
A typical day at work is high energy and competitive. I learned how to sell a variety of products and services. The managers that I worked for in both locations were great in assisting with sales and helping me cultivate my skills. BestBuy has great workplace culture and they make sure that their values are instilled in employees with yearly company training. The hardest part of the job is adapting to different departments. The most enjoyable part of the job is building solutions for the customer.
Breaks only come with shifts longer than seven hours
Cashier - Seasonal (Former Employee) – Marina, CA – September 7, 2017
I wasn't here to long to really give a good summary for. Management was descent too communicate with but at times was too personal. There was in my perspective not much room to learn much besides what you were hired for. The most enjoyable part was the up-selling part of my job being a cashier trying to get people too purchase extended warranties and such.
relaxed break room; good pay for job duties
Not much room to move up and seasonal don't expect to stay after seasons
Services Manager (Current Employee) – Corporate – September 7, 2017
Typical day at work - depends on the role you are in and your manager Learned? - you are a figure on a spreadsheet, and outsourcing is the norm with best buy Management - me first mentality in the upper upper echelons. Lower level managers typically care. Hardest part of the job? - advancement and job security Most enjoyable part of the job? - The people
Was a great place to work at before the housing market dropped off
Warehouse Worker/In-Home Appliance Technician (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – September 7, 2017
Best buy was fun to work at in the beginning. It was great going to to work and doing your job. Easy to get promoted and move up. The housing market crash on 2007 really put a damper on my job as in home appliance repairman.
I loved working at Best Buy. They train their employees well. The typical work days go very smoothly with well predictable duties. They educated me on several of their products and how they perform. They management there are very nice and always available when an employee has questions or just needs to vent their stress. The hardest part of the job was not enough available hours.
sales lead (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – September 7, 2017
Working at best buy is a great experience if you like sales and technology. Your coworkers are like family but management isn't the best. Management takes the customers word over yours and will even undermine your bonus potential to bend over backwards for a customer. Pay is awful a fun the bonuses are a joke. Best buy as a corporate company seems to care more for the employees than actual management does.
ASSET PROTECTION SPECIALIST (Current Employee) – Inver Grove Heights, MN – September 7, 2017
They try to be flexible for you if you're part time but I always felt like full time workers got the short end of the stick when it came to hours. You'd be lucky to work 35 in a week. The medical benefits are pretty good, but unless you're in a leader position the full time spot is really just a stepping stone. A big issue is the only way it feels like you can advance is if you move around from store to store, which can be an issue for some people such as myself.
Great co-workers, good benefits and a nice discount
Poor hours for non-leadership full time employees, poor communication skills, pay is abysmal
I haven't hit the floor yet, but feel confident with what I have learned thus far! Orientation was well prepared and spaced out. The amount of time spent was just right. They allowed for questions and knew the answers.
The culture at Best Buy is shifting. Getting more sales focused with great training. The problem is that not all managers follow the company plan and when confronted by their bosses will throw you under the bus to save them selves. Choose store buy visiting and getting a feel before applying.