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I Got An Interview With Best Buy...  
User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4396 posts, RR: 6
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3498 times:
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I got an interview a week from today (9/25), any a.nutters who work/have worked for them? Any pointers? Kind of excited about this as I would love to work in an electronics store like Best Buy. What should I expect for pay?

Thanks in advance,
Kevin


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User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1340 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3487 times:
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http://www.bestbuysux.org/

Welcome to retail.

I applied for a job in a record store in high school (Sam Goody) because liked music. Prepare to have your eyes opened.

I'd also like to add that BB sells junk electronics (with the exception of a few nice TV sets). Having said all this it's a job. You appear to be a high school student like I was and it's better than not having any income.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

Which store? The one at Iowa City at Coral Ridge??

Best of luck to you.


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9345 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

ah yes....Best Buy....on one side....home of the "we put all kinds of policies in real big print on the wall to please the consumer but of course we generally ignore them when it comes time to enforcing them"

on the other side...i have been going to the same two or three stores for the past couple of years and have seen the same employees basically time after time meaning something is going on there where they are keeping these employees happy.



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8447 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Best of luck to you. Like a few have said, you will have your eyes opened, but don't take it personally and you will be right.

Quoting STLGph (Reply 3):
on the other side...i have been going to the same two or three stores for the past couple of years and have seen the same employees basically time after time meaning something is going on there where they are keeping these employees happy.

Do they look Mexican?


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5524 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

Quoting Iowaman (Thread starter):

Good luck Iowaman I hope all goes well for you


User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

Don't get into sales, in my advice, unless you can sell ice to an eskimo (or AncFlyer). You have to be that good most of the time to sell extended warranties and such which is what most companies really care about and where they make alot of money.
Benefits of best buy are you get to buy anything AT COST. Which is a huge discount and not to be overlooked, it may be worth it to hold a job here and put up with customers and their BS just for this benefit if you like what they sell.


I hate working in retail, you really meet some of the worlds stupidest people there. I am doing everything I can to get completely out of it, which is amazingly hard to do.


User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4489 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 6):
You have to be that good most of the time to sell extended warranties and such which is what most companies really care about and where they make alot of money.

 checkmark  What he said...or you'll get eaten.

Always remember the "we care about you as employees and people" rhetoric is just that -- rhetoric -- and most managers at bigger organizations will make big pushes to "be nice to the proletariat" right around critical points in the year--ones where they get big bonuses for increasing management--line-level rapport.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3410 times:
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Quoting Molykote (Reply 1):
I'd also like to add that BB sells junk electronics

They do, of course, also sell Canon and Nikon digital SLRs....



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User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3387 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 8):

At prices that are non-competitive to what you can find through specialized stores online like Adorama and the like. Case in point: Canon 30D.
Adorama: $1299.95
Best Buy: $1499.99


User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3387 times:

retail sucks, bottom line. The companies make no money on most of the products and as a result have you push warranties that are worthless as well as other stuff that no one needs to make money

User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7277 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3375 times:
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BoeingFever777 is a former manager with Best Buy. You should contact him for pointers. He was the Media Manager and worked with alot of grunts, so he knows what is expected.

Hope this helps and good luck!


User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

Quoting Iowaman (Thread starter):
What should I expect for pay?

Depends on status and dept... F/T, P/T, or O/S?

I made 49,900$ as a manager plus a 15% monthly, quarterly and years end performance bonus. I now make 22.75/hr plus magnolia bonus and F/T store bonus get a company van, laptop, nextel phone, and gas card.

Quoting Molykote (Reply 1):
I'd also like to add that BB sells junk electronics

Was unaware that Apple, Bose, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Sony, Pioneer Elite, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Alpine, Viper, Hitachi, Monster, Klipsch, Canon, Nikon, Garmin, and B&K were all junk electronics?

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 6):
You have to be that good most of the time to sell extended warranties and such which is what most companies really care about and where they make alot of money.



Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 7):
What he said...or you'll get eaten.

Bestbuy is non-commision and does not force or penalize employees that cannot sell a PRP/PSP. A good salesman will have sold it already to the customers who wishe to purchase it and see its use and guarantee. Services are 100% profit but their are many that do not know how to install a Sony BRAVIA XBR LCD or repair if it breaks.

Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 10):
The companies make no money on most of the products and as a result have you push warranties that are worthless as well as other stuff that no one needs to make money

Clearly you DO NOT know what the cost of most items are that are sold in the electronic industry. The markup is general high on most Appliances, Car-audio, Home Theater, and Accessories. Like all we lose money or make little on wireless, media, and computers. Trust me Bestbuy makes money and lots of it... Read our FY '06 Annual Report.

Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 9):
At prices that are non-competitive to what you can find through specialized stores online like Adorama and the like. Case in point: Canon 30D.
Adorama: $1299.95
Best Buy: $1499.99

Online? Ok... Come on the prices online are lower due to the website is betting you will buy a lens and other items to make up for the lose on the camera. You also have to look at insurance/shipping and what they charge for that. Bestbuy will price match 100% plus the cost of shipping and insurance.

As FXramper stated I have been both a Media and Merchandising manager for Bestbuy. As many have said working in retail can be *hitty and sometimes is when you work for a poor company or bad environment. I have been with Bestbuy for 4yrs and have nothing but good things to say about the company. It does help that I work in the #4 ranked store in the state of Texas, and top 50 in company. (stores are ranked on volume/margin/sales) but for the most the company takes care of there employees and the turn over rate has become quite low in the last few years.

If your looking to get a job there to get a discount that is cool, its well worth it and you can save yourself alot of money and buy nice things. If you are looking at F/T and get benefits they are worth it to... mainly the employee stock purchase program and the 401K.  Smile

As far as your interview goes... You need to be outgoing like a SWA employee. They want ppl that want to have fun at work and have ideas and want to succeed. The biggest thing they harp on is attendance and being prompt to work. They will want to most like know why you want to work for them and how you can make the company better. I know its alot harder from when i was hired to get on but once your there it's fun.


Wishing you the best on your interview,
Boeingfever777



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3299 times:
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Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 10):
retail sucks, bottom line. The companies make no money on most of the products and as a result have you push warranties that are worthless as well as other stuff that no one needs to make money

AFP, do you have any concept of the scope of your statement? You can, under no circumstances, generalize such a diverse industry. Retail includes an incredibly broad range of products and services.

If "retail" could be even remotely described by a single term, then by the same logic, the products and services provided by the industry must also be synonomous. This is very clearly not the case.

"Retail", as you refer to it, cannot be defined as competent or otherwise. Had you narrowed your scope to mass-market electronics retailers, for example, you could then proceed to assign halfway accurate characterizations to that segment of the industry.

The same applies to your statement about "products". Products are even more diverse than retailers. Do you honestly believe that most products are sold at the same margins? That's exactly what you communicated in your post, and I can tell you, you're 100% incorrect.

Also incorrect is your generalization on product warranties. All warranties are not the same, and retailers that offer warranties are not necessarily offering them because of insufficient margins on product.

Being incorrect isn't a bad thing. Presenting incorrect statements as fact, however, is a very bad and very foolish thing. Please think twice before making another post like that.



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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4396 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3274 times:
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Quoting Molykote (Reply 1):
I applied for a job in a record store in high school (Sam Goody) because liked music. Prepare to have your eyes opened.

 checkmark 

Quoting Molykote (Reply 1):
You appear to be a high school student like I was and it's better than not having any income.

 checkmark  It's probably going to be better than bagging groceries for the old ladies making 5.15/hr at the local grocery store.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
Which store? The one at Iowa City at Coral Ridge??

Na, the one wayyyy up north in Mason City where the Eskimos live.  Smile  Wink

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
Best of luck to you.



Quoting Bill142 (Reply 4):
Best of luck to you. Like a few have said, you will have your eyes opened, but don't take it personally and you will be right.



Quoting VHVXB (Reply 5):
Good luck Iowaman I hope all goes well for you

Thanks for all the kind words guys!  Smile

Quoting STLGph (Reply 3):
on the other side...i have been going to the same two or three stores for the past couple of years and have seen the same employees basically time after time meaning something is going on there where they are keeping these employees happy.

That's good to hear.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 6):
Benefits of best buy are you get to buy anything AT COST. Which is a huge discount and not to be overlooked, it may be worth it to hold a job here and put up with customers and their BS just for this benefit if you like what they sell.

 checkmark   checkmark  That's what I was thinking.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 6):
hate working in retail, you really meet some of the worlds stupidest people there.

Lol, I believe it.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 6):
I am doing everything I can to get completely out of it, which is amazingly hard to do.

Ugh, sorry to hear that.

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 12):
Depends on status and dept... F/T, P/T, or O/S?

P/T Flexible, I may go F/T if I like it well enough and I can though (may be hard to work around flying lessons and college courses). I put 7.25/hr on the application online where they asked what I wanted to make.. I wasn't sure what to put. Hopefully that's reasonable?

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 12):
I now make 22.75/hr plus magnolia bonus and F/T store bonus get a company van, laptop, nextel phone, and gas card.

O.O Maybe I need to stay with BB for a few years.

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 12):
If your looking to get a job there to get a discount that is cool, its well worth it and you can save yourself alot of money and buy nice things.

 checkmark 

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 12):
If you are looking at F/T and get benefits they are worth it to... mainly the employee stock purchase program and the 401K.

Do they have an employee stock purchase program for P/T?

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 12):
As far as your interview goes... You need to be outgoing like a SWA employee. They want ppl that want to have fun at work and have ideas and want to succeed.



Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 12):
The biggest thing they harp on is attendance and being prompt to work. They will want to most like know why you want to work for them and how you can make the company better. I know its alot harder from when i was hired to get on but once your there it's fun

 checkmark  Thanks for the tips. Much appreciated.

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 12):
Wishing you the best on your interview,
Boeingfever777

Thanks!  Smile



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 14):
P/T Flexible, I may go F/T if I like it well enough and I can though (may be hard to work around flying lessons and college courses). I put 7.25/hr on the application online where they asked what I wanted to make.. I wasn't sure what to put. Hopefully that's reasonable?

Just going to chip in because I worked at BestBuy for 2 months back in 2003, but have switched to CircuitCity (I have worked there since Sept. 2003) Personally I feel that the attitude in CircuitCity is alot better than in BB as far as management and the attitude. (However this probably has alot to do with location, District Managers and your VP region)

$7.25 is a bit low for sales floor (Computers, TVs, Home Audio etc). I know CircuitCity starts at $9/hr on the salesfloor in Illinois and $8.50 here in Florida. I think Merchandising and CSA start at $7.50 and Warehouse at $8.00 (both in IL). Anyways I started at $9.75/hr in CCity back when I was a junior in High School. Dont know how the raises in BestBuy go, but in CCity they are 2x a year, and the raises are of 0, .25c, .35c or .50c (.35c is the norm for most people).

Also I dont remember BestBuy having a discount at store cost? I know the discount at CCity used to be alot better than it is now on things in the store. Car Audio, Accessories are the most discounted...hell Ive bought stuff 70-80% off the price many times. The employee discounts via the internet is what really rocks. We have around 40-80% off Mitsubishi TVs, Bose systems, Denon, Boston Acoustics, Logitech, Harman Kardon, Kicker, Eclipse etc etc. and of course there is a 25% Verizon Wireless discount on phones and on your monthly bill.


User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 12):
Like all we lose money or make little on wireless, media, and computers. Trust me Bestbuy makes money and lots of it... Read our FY '06 Annual Report.

I should have been more clear I was speaking in regards to computers and imaging products

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 13):
"Retail", as you refer to it, cannot be defined as competent or otherwise. Had you narrowed your scope to mass-market electronics retailers, for example, you could then proceed to assign halfway accurate characterizations to that segment of the industry.

Again should have been more specific.


User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 12):
Online? Ok... Come on the prices online are lower due to the website is betting you will buy a lens and other items to make up for the lose on the camera. You also have to look at insurance/shipping and what they charge for that. Bestbuy will price match 100% plus the cost of shipping and insurance.

Fair enough, but what's the catch on the price match though? BB isn't doing it out of the goodness of their heart...


User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3222 times:

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 14):
I may go F/T if I like it well enough and I can though (may be hard to work around flying lessons and college courses). I put 7.25/hr on the application online where they asked what I wanted to make.. I wasn't sure what to put. Hopefully that's reasonable?

That is cheap man... They will offer between 8.25/9.00 starting out on P/T. You should always ask for more than what you think you will get.

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 14):
Do they have an employee stock purchase program for P/T?

Bestbuy's ESP or (Employee Stock Program) is open to any employee of Bestbuy, Geek Squad or Magnolia... P/T or F/T. The program is based on 6months and the lowest price within that time frame -15% of that purchase price. You can invest up to 20% of your check into the program bi-weekly and the stock is purchased on the 31th of March and the 30th of Sept. After that you are good to sell anytime w/o penalties.

Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 17):
Fair enough, but what's the catch on the price match though? BB isn't doing it out of the goodness of their heart...

There is no catch, it's called a price guarantee to match all competitors and drive the business by using CAREplus to keep the customer a loyal shopper.

Hope that helps,
Boeingfever777

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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

Hope you aren't going to become a 'Geek Squad' Gestapo member. My girlfriend's folks bought her a computer there 2 years ago, and she let some fool put all this crap on there that would supposedly help her with her accounting classes. All it ended up doing was crashing her HD and fubar-ing explorer. I didn't know her all that well then, and so she decided to take it to the BB Geekstapo. They told her it would take around 10 Business days and about $150 to fix (guess she had some kind of warranty on it so she got off cheaper). A month later and a bill running above $500 (and considering her folks payed $1000 for the computer), I got to know her a bit better (before we started dating) and told her to tell them to shove their Geek Squad up their asses and go get the computer and walk out. They finally came to some deal and she only had to cough up $100. I have no idea what they thought they did; I still had to reformat her supposedly new hard drive anyway.

No offense, Boeingfever777 and Iowaman, but I think (being very polite) Geek Squad is a bunch of cow manure...


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9345 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

Iowaman--

Keep in mind it's a job. You're in high schoo, not someone with a Master's Degree. See how it works out. What have you got to lose?



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User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1340 posts, RR: 29
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3197 times:
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Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 12):

Was unaware that Apple, Bose, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Sony, Pioneer Elite, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Alpine, Viper, Hitachi, Monster, Klipsch, Canon, Nikon, Garmin, and B&K were all junk electronics?

Best Buy does sell some decent products but I stand by my assertion that products leaving BB are of low quality. I have never been to a BB and seen a Pioneer Elite, Hitachi, or B&K product (and would assume, perhaps poorly, that these are offered in Magnolia or niche market BB stores).

Some of the brands you mention turn out nice products (but if you had excluded TVs as I suggested as an exception to the rule in my initial post you'd have notably fewer examples to cite). I am also reluctant to associate quality with brand alone (at least in the world of consumer electronics). Some of the brands you mention (like Monster and Bose) turn out mediocre to good products at prices that are totally inflated the performance offered.

A quick look at your website would reveal that I could just as easily direct you to a $129 6.1 Insignia receiver that boasts "600W" output (while making 1% THD) and being less than 20lb probably weighs less than my CD player. (Ref SKU 7016463)

My opinion has been formed based upon the type of product actively advertised by BB and that which I see actively promoted in stores (typically cheap electronics that look good on paper and are poorly built). Some of these junk products serve their purpose (I for one have an eMachines computer that is fine for my limited home computing needs of storing music/photos and using the internet) - On the other hand, I haven't heard an audio product in a BB that I would hook up in my stereo if it were given to me free of charge (perhaps this is partially due to the fact that BB places no emphaisis on proper equipment setup for demonstration - alternatively it may be due to the fact that a potentially good speaker or two was being driven by an anemic Yamaha receiver).

BB simply doesn't place an emphasis on quality in my experience (as an example, try to find a single disc CD player for sale on the website - I couldn't... but I did find a 5 disc changer for $79). I bought an HDTV years ago and products like Hitachi, Sony XBR, etc were nowhere to be found at BB (but where available at CC which on the whole doesn't differ meaningfully from BB).

Quoting Iowaman (Reply 14):
checkmark It's probably going to be better than bagging groceries for the old ladies making 5.15/hr at the local grocery store.

I am sure that it will be. Good luck to you.

Apologies for the hijack above!



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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4396 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3193 times:
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Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 18):
They will offer between 8.25/9.00 starting out on P/T.

O.O Holy cow maybe I convince them I want a little more than 7.25 at the interview.  Silly

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 18):
You should always ask for more than what you think you will get.

True.

Quoting STLGph (Reply 20):
Iowaman--

Keep in mind it's a job. You're in high schoo, not someone with a Master's Degree. See how it works out. What have you got to lose?

Yep. The only thing is it will be about a 30 mile commute, but living out here in BFE I don't really have any options.

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 19):
Geek Squad is a bunch of cow manure...

I wouldn't know.  Smile



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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

Funny how ppl ask for advice on a job and all the people in the world that have had issues with that company come out from under the rocks and bitch and moan about their experiences and negativity.

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 19):
They told her it would take around 10 Business days and about $150 to fix (guess she had some kind of warranty on it so she got off cheaper).

Doubtful... They would not fix something that was half the cost of an the item. The laptop is most likely DEVO and they would just junkout and replaced for her under the PSP contract if she had it. She did not cause there would be no 100-500$ cost to her like you stated.

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 19):
No offense, Boeingfever777 and Iowaman, but I think (being very polite) Geek Squad is a bunch of cow manure

Uncalled for but typical of someone that knows someone that has had a bad experience with the company. Also how is this advice for him???

Tell her to stop using IE.



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User currently offlineJfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

i worked for best buy for about a year.. computer sales.. its honestly a really good company to work for, they do really respect there employees... i made over a thousand dollars in employment referalls in my first week...

25 BoeingFever777 : Bestbuy does not make any product you listed but insignia which is a house hold brand all other consumer stores carry to boost margin. So when you sa
26 Jfkaua : its not just insignia its also dynex/razorfish, but those two are for pretty basic stuff. I have an insignia tv in my dorm room n it works just fine
27 GQfluffy : It was kind of a blanket statement that was included in a sentence about something else. I was just stating I wasn't trying to knock you two, or Best
28 Molykote : I never claimed that BB made any of the products listed. How do you know that I'm like all other customers who "think when it breaks its (your) fault
29 Post contains images Itsjustme : I have personally used The Geek Squad 3 times over the years and I was so impressed with them I recommended them to 2 friends. They were just as plea
30 Post contains images Lfutia : erm... I work at CompUSA, your competitors. so watch your ass. Leo
31 VonRichtofen : Those wages are hurtin! A new hire at Burger King up here makes more than any of those. Is it normal for wages to be that low? Or is it more a unique
32 Post contains images Sovietjet : I work at Best Buy doing home theater sales...it all really depends on your management. My old managers were pricks...my new management is much better
33 Post contains images FXramper : Negative. Going back to MEM. circuit shitty. Please let us know if you get an offer from the Buy!
34 Tom in NO : I'd be curious to know what the going rate is here in New Orleans (not for me personally, just FYI). Post Katrina, local burger-flippers are starting
35 Post contains links Molykote : Was the punch graphic in response to my statements? I wouldn't dispute that 90% of America lacks $150k to spend on a Home Theater room (I'd actually
36 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : Ive never worked in the fast food industry. Even if you say this is true (and I dont know if you are computing those wages on Canadian $ I would work
37 Iowaman : So, today was interview day. The lady that interviewed me was operations manager, and said I'll be getting a call later this week for another intervie
38 Post contains images BoeingFever777 : Iowaman, Glad to see your going to your GM 3rd interview... You should ask for more than 7.25 due to the media cap for p/t and o/s is 11.15$/hr. Here
39 EmiratesA345 : Kris, In your end of Canada, I find people generally make more due to the cost of living. Here, you won't find any front counter positions at any Bur
40 VonRichtofen : Cost of living out here has always been lower than Toronto. It's not as low as it used to be, but it still hasn't reached Toronto levels. Don't forge
41 Itsjustme : Congratulations Iowaman.
42 Dinker225 : They may not penalize them for PSP/PRP but the store I worked at if you weren't able to sell magazine subscriptions you were out. We went through 2 o
43 Itsjustme : Magazine subscriptions? At Best Buy? I've been going to Best Buy for however long they've been in business and I can't recall a single instance when
44 Post contains images Boeing Nut : Sorry to rain on the parade but I will never set foot in another best buy as long as I live. Bought a computer there a couple years back and was very
45 AC320 : Well the experience of working and shopping at Best Buy is highly dependent on the attitudes of management. I worked at 2 BB's over a year in PC sale
46 EmiratesA345 : Thats odd. Curtisman from Fort McMurray was telling me real estate is insanely priced out that way. I guess it doesn't apply to the larger cities. Ed
47 Dinker225 : When I worked there we were "giving away" 8 issues of your choice of either Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated or the last month I was there th
48 MattMSP767 : I worked for Best Buy a few years, both in the stores as a Customer Service Rep (Rep II) and also at their Corporate Office in Richfield, MN. Though B
49 KaiGywer : Must be a store to store issue. They have the magazines laying on the checkout counter here, and they ask once if you'd like the magazine, but they d
50 F9Widebody : I worked at Best Buy for the past year before heading out to colllege. All in all, a good experience. Right before my interview, I went on to Best Buy
51 Post contains images BoeingFever777 : Nah.... Who told you that. We make peanuts!
52 Post contains links IFEMaster : Ultimately, if Best Buy don't hire you, and you still really want to work there, just take a leaf out of Improv Everywhere's book...check this out: ht
53 Post contains images KaiGywer : That is definately funny!
54 IFEMaster : I think it would be great if they did a similar thing at either Target or Home Depot. In my experience, I've found Best Buy management to be over-zea
55 Post contains images 2H4 : It would have been great if, about 15 minutes after all the blue shirts enter the store, a RED shirt entered, and proceeded to stand around. The actu
56 Post contains links KaiGywer : Ask and you shall receive: Slo-Mo Home Depot
57 IFEMaster : An excellent experiment, but not quite the same. It would have been GREAT if they had all worn bright orange aprons.
58 KaiGywer : They wouldn't really be able to pull that off though, as it would be obvious they were copying the uniform. Khaki pants and blue polo could just be w
59 Sovietjet : Magnolia reps start at around $15/hour. Speaking of Magnolia, after working for 2 years in home theater, I applied for the new Magnolia in my store...
60 Post contains images Iowaman : Just a quick update.. got hired last Thursday o/s (hopefully going p/t afterwards) at $7 an hour. I also have my orientation next Friday. Woohoo! Wish
61 Bill142 : Congratulations on getting the job Learn sign language or atleast all the swear words so you can swear at rude customers and they will just think your
62 Dinker225 : In my orientation class we had lots of "games". Basically run around the store asking other employees stupid questions that none of them had the sligh
63 Post contains images Iowaman : Yep, we had a Scavenger hunt Friday and then we went around yesterday and picked out a game system and some games/accessories for it and then explain
64 Lfutia : Iowaman, Congratulations. now now. we'll keep competition fair. no secrets between CompUSA and Best Buy. However, I do send customers to Best Buy if w
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