Review of everything awesome at Best Buy and the things that cause around 80% of people to Quit Annually.
IT Expert & Computer Merchandise Sales Rep. (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 December 2013
Great Employees, job, customers, but management of each department is usually terrible. I loved the job don't get me wrong, but it is really really slow to move-up though the system. they do give bi-annual raises, but best buy rarely offer a move up to a new title, responsibility, etc. And never before you have put in 2-3 year at the level you were originally hired at. The last thing I want to comment on are the relationships you develop. The people, your coworkers, are awesome great people, usually if not always easy to get along with and always ready to lend a hand. But in the national Best Buy system here in Canada everyone jumps around from branch to branch and location to location so much that by the time I quit a year and a half after I had started, there were only 5 people in the entire store who had been at that best buy location longer than me. Now realize each Best Buy location has around 40 employees present daily and about 100 on payroll who work at least 1-2 shifts every 2-3 weeks. That's a lot of transferring and quitting to have only 5 out of 140 employees still around from one year to the next. So even though the employee friendships are great, they are basically impossible to keep for any type of long term period.
Great Customers, Great employees to work with, the awesome guy in Geek Squad (Not the Managers, they suck), training in store and out, access to intel's training system that rewards training with free computer merch!!and
Alon of dumb teenage employees, Geek Squad managers