Best Buy Career and Employment Information

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Best Buy is the of nation's leading providers of consumer technology products and services, with about 125,000 United States employees and almost $43 billion in annual revenue.

Its locations include large-format and Best Buy Mobile stores. The company’s headquarters is in Richfield, Minnesota – a Minneapolis suburb. 

Best Buy was founded by Richard Schulze and Gary Smoliak in 1966 as an audio specialty store. In 1983, it was renamed and rebranded with more emphasis placed on consumer electronics.

Best Buy's subsidiaries include Geek Squad, Magnolia Audio Video, Pacific Sales, and Cowboom. In the US, the company operates under Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, Geek Squad, Magnolia Audio Video, Insignia, and Pacific Sales brands. In Canada: Best Buy, Geek Squad, and Best Buy Mobile; in Mexico: Best Buy, and Best Buy Express; and in China: Geek Squad, Best Buy Mobile, and Five Star.

What Best Buy Sells

Best Buy sells consumer electronics and related products, including cell phones, software, video games, music, digital cameras, computers, and home appliances. The company also offers computer repairs, warranty service, and accidental service plans through its Geek Squad brand. 

Best Buy Career Opportunities

Best Buy offers a wide range of employment opportunities, from retail and administrative to corporate careers. Since retail associates interact with customers daily, it is essential to have strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, and technology acumen, specifically concerning the products you are selling. Most of the sales positions require a high school diploma, and while a college education is preferred, it is not a required credential.

Geek Squad employees may be charged with the delivery, installation, and repair of technology products and equipment. Though the level of experience required depends on the specific position, the ability to solve clients' tech issues on time is key. The soft skills needed are effective communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and flexibility.

The majority of corporate employees work at Best Buy’s headquarters in Richmond, Minnesota. For those of you who are not highly skilled in technology, there are a host of careers beyond this focus. Think marketing, finance, legal, administrative, public relations, and much more. There are dozens of job openings for tech applicants, including IT specialists, engineers, software developers, and program analysts.

There are distribution jobs available at Best Buy warehouses around the country. There, employees facilitate moving products throughout the distribution center in areas such as Receiving, Stocking, Shipping, Non-Con, Order Processing, and Replenishment. Warehouse positions offered are both seasonal and year-round.

Additional Best Buy employment information concerning job openings, company culture, applications, company locations, benefits, and how to apply is available online.

Search Best Buy Careers for Open Jobs

Best Buy offers detailed information for retail,corporate, and administrative job postings online. For military vets and those currently serving, Best Buy matches their specific skills with the appropriate careers through their Military Skills Translator.

You can start the online application process by typing in the keyword for the job you are looking for. Other filters include location, experience level, job category, job level, and brand. When you find the job for which you will apply, create a Best Buy Career account to start the application process.

You may then upload or build your candidate profile, connect your social media accounts, and add your resume and cover letter. You can also sign up to receive alerts on new job postings that fit your qualifications, and to be informed about events and news at Best Buy.

Best Buy Employee Benefits

Best Buy benefits coverage is available to employees, spouses, domestic partners, and dependents. The full-time benefits offered are grouped into three areas: Health and Wealth programs and Other Rewards. The Health benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, and health and dependent care spending account programs. The Wealth benefits include 401(k) and the Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

Best Buy also offers an array of other benefits including time-off programs, employee discount, tuition assistance, vendor accommodation programs, and more.

Best Buy Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Best Buy puts a great deal of emphasis on building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive company culture. They see the value of including people from all backgrounds and identities, and fostering an environment in which people can be authentic and freely share their ideas and opinions.

They have even created programs to ensure employees are heard and communities are served. These groups include Employee Resource Group, Focused Involvement Networks, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, and Candid Conversations.

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