I began in retail as an older person. The vast majority of the people I worked with were half my age. Best Buy recognized my experience and value and I quickly rose to management in the first year of my time at the company. It is a good place to learn teamwork and get your feet wet in retail and how corporate politics work. But at the end of the day they under value their talent and are not open to multiple views on business practices, which you should expect from such a large corporation. If you are a creative thinker and looking for a place to express your ideas, this is not a place for you. If you understand your need for structure in a limited environment then you can do very well here. I had a tremendous experience with the team that I built there, but at the end of the day my vision was different.