part time (Former Employee), Lake Zurich, IL – October 16, 2014
Pros: none that i can think of
Cons: see comments section
I originally started working there working Part Time 20 hours a week. After about 3 months they then ramped my hours up to 25-27 hours per week which was OK. Next thing you know they started making my shifts where I closed at night at 11PM one day and they wanted me to open at 6 AM the next morning plus they then upped my schedule to 35-37 hours per – more... week. I asked to be considered a full time employee which would make me eligible for benefits(vacation,insurance etc.) and they would not elevate me to full time status. They kept/keep store labor costs down by doing this to many employees at this store – less
Master Plumbing Specialist - consulting and sales (Former Employee), Greece, Ny – October 16, 2014
Pros: benefits of full time with retirement and health insurance
Cons: corporate management is impersonal
Troubleshooting and sales advice from an actual plumber is an invaluable service to the average DIY'er as well as the pro customers. Ordering, Stocking, and staying current on the newest innovations in the plumbing trade, also gives this position added value.
Mid Night Packer and Shipping/Receiving (Former Employee), Dover, NJ – October 16, 2014
Pros: good benfits
to many chiefs and not indians,certain head dept,personals dont have time to talk with you ,so you do the best you can, no more full timer so they bring part timer ,that why i dont work there ,not need any longer.
Receiving Associate (Current Employee), Oakland, CA – October 16, 2014
Very busy and fast paced, but great place to work for. A lot of work to do. Managers are understandable and very nice. Hardest part about my job is the late hours I have to work. I love working and helping out customers.
Greeter/Cashier (Former Employee), Texarkana, TX – October 15, 2014
I would greet customers, assist customers, check customers out, check on orders, call venders, answer the phone and spot for other employees using heavy equipment. I learn so much I can't even begin to cover it. The management was always there for you when you had a question or to just guide you. All of the co workers are amazing to work with. The hardest – more... part of the job was making all the customers happy but, their smile and thanks makes it all worth it. – less
Garden Center Associate (Former Employee), Little Rock, AR – October 15, 2014
Pros: management staff, work load, team centered environment
Cons: hours, benefits, and pay
A typical day with Best Buy is that you get there, you show customers how stuff works and you reassure them that they are getting the best thing for their money. For all intents and purposes, that reassurance was right because Best Buy has some really awesome and dependable products. The training was professional grade and moving from each department – more... was preferred because it allowed for cross-training and that is something you need to work here. – less
Kitchen Designer (Former Employee), Lincoln, CA – October 15, 2014
Pros: the job was always 40 hrs. a week with little mgnt. interference.
Things were always changing on the job. For a while we were required to go to the customers home, measure kitchen, design it and then customer would come in to go over the design and make what ever changes were necessary. Most Kitchens were sold with counter tops materials that Home Depot offered.
Management was never an issue. We all worked as if – more... it was our own business and worked primarily independent of any body else. I got along well with everyone.
The job had quite a bit of stress attached to it depending which store you were in and how busy you were plus the element of problems when things went wrong. – less