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Mobile specialist (Current Employee) –  Portland, OR 97086May 15, 2018
Working at SAS (Stand Alone Store) was great ! Only problem corporate decided to pull the plug and discontinue my store. Wish I was still there honestly
Pros
easy to move up
Cons
They shut down my store
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While my ratings are not impressive it is merely a pragmatic reflection on this failed venture
Assistant Network Administrator (Former Employee) –  Smyrna, GAMay 14, 2018
Best buys - Direct Sales was an upstart for BB and the first such venture in the Atlanta area. It never fulfilled its promise and subsequently due to under performing sales was shut down a little more then a year after it was opened. I did have the opportunity to work in networking and Unix systems. Designed an inventory system and built UNIX, Netware and Windows PCs and servers.
Pros
discounts, exposure to training and technology, teamwork
Cons
mismanagement of the BBDS group
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good place
Geek Squad Agent (Former Employee) –  Sierra Vista, AZMay 14, 2018
fair and decent company. was able to move up and get desired position. managment was capable and all employes had fair chances. fun place to work and teamwork was a real value
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Great Benefits and Fun Place to Work!
Mobile Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Billings, MTMay 14, 2018
You will work holidays and weekends. You can have a really busy day or a really slow day. I worked in mobile and had so much fun selling phones! Monthly Bonuses and PTO. The Job is retail and you will have to sell!
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A nice place to work , diverse group
WCS (Former Employee) –  San Leandro, CAMay 14, 2018
a typical day of work consisted of answering emails, contacting stores to check inventory. Get paperwork ready for the deliveries.

The best part about the job was that everyone worked as a team to get the job done.
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friendly work environment
Counter Intelligence Agent (Current Employee) –  Hutchinson, MNMay 14, 2018
Anytime there was a particularly hard day, like a big sale such as black Friday, the management would provide food in the employee lounge for everyone to eat. The largest problems were when corporate would not let them assign enough employee hours to actually finish the work.
Pros
paid break on short shifts
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Best Retailer to work for
General Manager (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMay 14, 2018
Best Buy by far has the best retail working environment of any retailer i have worked for. They put their customers and employees first, investing everything into training, development, and resources for their employees to be the experts in their positions.

Hardest part of the job is general retail, making customers happy while reaching sales and business goals consistantly.

Most enjoyable part of the job is the culture, low pressure sales and retail environment, no commission but great short term incentive bonus structure so you can be rewarded and recognized for the extra effort you put in.
Pros
Compensation, culture, environment, work load, benefits
Cons
Work life balance
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Productive Work Place
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Pharr, TXMay 14, 2018
Productive Workplace
Friendly Staff
Knowledgeable Staff
Clean Facilities
Accessible shifts
Clean Lunch Room
Showed a lot of employee appreciation
Fun Environment.
Pros
Team Building Activities
Cons
Very Few Hours
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Overall Decent job to work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Goleta, CAMay 14, 2018
The job was great. I started working during my time in college. The hours were pretty flexible with my school schedule. I learned a lot about electronics and appliances. I enjoyed my job, my co workers, management and what I did.
Pros
Discount, Electronics, Fun Environment
Cons
Very little room for advancement
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Typical Part Time Job
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Lufkin, TXMay 14, 2018
As a sales consultant at Best Buy, you are expected to meet your quote everyday with very little incentive. Your pay is not based on commission, but you will get a bonus at the end of the month if the WHOLE store reaches their sales target. Best Buy offers good training, and is ultimately a good part time job to start out with whether you're in high school or in college.
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Fun Place to work
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Eau Claire, WI 54702May 14, 2018
Fairly easy going as long as the jobs are getting done in a timely manner. Coworkers are fun and easy to communicate with. Sales floor gets competitive to which department sells the most and management created games in which the departments would compete.
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Sales Sales Sales
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Mooresville, NCMay 14, 2018
You have to be a good salesman to work at Best Buy. The management team is focused and dedicated to meeting corporate metric requirements. In doing so store management treats you with respect while also asking a lot of you.
Pros
Employee Discount
Cons
Lots of standing
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Fun
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Monroeville, PAMay 14, 2018
Worked there years ago. Cant really remember what it was like. I was a teenager working there. I do remember fun times meeting new customers. Competitive.
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productive and fun workplace
Merchandise Processor (Former Employee) –  Dinuba, CAMay 14, 2018
productive and fun workplace, learned how to be more professional, management was always involved and available in any type of service, hardest part of the job was switching schedules and getting used to the start time, and enjoyable part was that everyone was treated like family.
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warehouse
WareHouse Stocking and Merchandising (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCMay 14, 2018
Not paid enough for the required warehouse work . Staying late and unloading trucks isn't bad it is the way the team works. Some managers don't really care what time you leave. Not a bad job, Not awesome either...
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Be Cautious
Inventory Specialist (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMay 14, 2018
Very unorganized and cut-throat. In order to take advantage of opportunities, you have to have a personal relationship with people of a higher position.
Pros
Discounts
Cons
Unorganized.
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Productive place but Management leaves much to be desired
Mobile Sales Supervisor Westmoreland Mall (Former Employee) –  Greensburg, PAMay 14, 2018
Best buy is a corporation focused around customer service. Some of the technological things they have such as computers and more are supplemented by Total Tech Support and more for your needs. The Sales atmosphere is good and productive, but can be severely limited by management. Some managers prefer to only hire their own internally, so if you come from another store expect to work hard to try to fit in.
Pros
Great employee discount, always access to new tech
Cons
Breaks leave much to be desired, Management needs improvement
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Overall a good stepping stone
Computer Department Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCMay 14, 2018
BestBuy helped me learn and develop skills on how to help customers finding exactly what they are looking for. these skills are important for any future job that you acquire later on in your professional career.
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Good part time job, would not recommend as a career
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  OklahomaMay 14, 2018
In store jobs are good for college students who need a decent paying part time job that’s generally flexible. The discounts are very good and the work is never too difficult. Would not recommend as a long term career unless you are able to get a position that is out of the store. There have been many layoffs in the past few years and they can’t seem to stick to a business plan.
Pros
Good Employee Discount, competitive pay, bonuses
Cons
Poor corporate/upper managment, no stability with business plans, layoffs
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Love working for Best Buy
Specialty Store General Manager (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLMay 14, 2018
Great place to work whether it's your first job, making your way through college or looking for long term career. Growth potential dependent on your need for success. Sky's the limit
Cons
restructures every 2-3yrs
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