Best Buy is an American electronics corporation based in Richfield, Minnesota. It is one of the biggest companies dealing in consumer electronics. We’ll take a look at warehouse job opportunities at Best Buy.
Company History –
The name ‘Best Buy’ comes from the ‘Tornado Sale’ event held by the company Sound of Music after the tornado that hit Minnesota in the year 1981. The event was promoted as ‘Best Buy’ and it became an annual event. Sound of Music was renamed as Best Buy Co., Inc. Initially, it was an audio specialty store, thus the name ‘Sound of Music’. It became a consumer electronics dealer later after the rebranding as ‘Best Buy’. The company expanded not only across the United States, but also expanded internationally. It acquired a lot of electronic store chains and grew rapidly. Today, it is a multinational company and operates more than 1,150 stores, employing more than 167,000 people.
Warehouse jobs at Best Buy –
Following are the warehouse jobs you can work at Best Buy –
General Warehouse Worker: As a warehouse worker for Best Buy, you will be receiving products, stocking, order picking and loading trucks with the products to be sent to the Best Buy stores. This job entails the use of a Radio Frequency unit. For this position, you must be at least 18 years old and have a High School Diploma or equivalent. You must be able to lift maneuver weights up to 75 lbs frequently, with or without any support. The ability to become licensed to drive power equipment is preferred though not compulsory for this position.
Inventory Control Specialist: As an inventory control specialist, your job entails truck receiving, cycle counts, sending back of products, preparation and processing of physical inventory, replenishment of installation team parts and assistance with reports and merchandising. 6 months or above of retail warehouse experience is preferred for this position. You must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
Benefits offered by Best Buy –
Best Buy offers its employees Health benefits which includes Dental, Vision, Medical, Life as well as Disability insurance, Healthcare and Dependent Care Spending Accounts, 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee discounts, Time-off plans, Tuition assistance, adoption assistance and vendor accommodation programs.
Applying for a job at Best Buy –
If you wish to apply for distribution center opportunities at Best Buy, go to this link: http://www.bestbuy-jobs.com/go/distribution-logisitics-hourly-supervisor/28826/
The above link displays all available warehouse/logistics hourly as well as supervision positions. You will see three columns, namely ‘Title’, ‘Location’ and ‘Date’ of the jobs available. Alternatively, you can even search for jobs by their locations by following this link: http://www.bestbuy-jobs.com/content/locations/
The above link takes you to a page with the map of the United States along with information about the availability of jobs in each state. You can see a search field right above the map which says ‘Filter by Job Title’. To search just for the warehouse positions, you can type ‘DC’ (which is to say ‘Distribution Center’) in that field and then click the ‘Go’ button. It will then display the states where distribution center positions are available. Once you click on a state, you will see the locations in the state where the jobs are available. Click on a location to see the available position. If interested, click on the position title that will be displayed after you click on the location. This will take you the a page displaying the description and requirements for the job. On top right corner of the page, you will see the ‘Apply Now’ button. Click on it to begin the application process.
That’s all about employment opportunities at Best Buy. Following are additional pointers that might be useful to know more about Best Buy warehouse jobs:
- The average salary of an Inventory Specialist at Best Buy is $9.85/hr with the highest reported salary being $14/hr and the lowest being $8/hr.
- The average salary of a Warehouse worker is $9.66/hr with the highest reported salary being $12/hr and the lowest being $8/hr.
- Sample interview question – “What are you looking for?”
- Sample interview question – “Why do you want to join Best Buy?”
So that is all the information on employment at Best Buy warehouses. The employee satisfaction is good and 72% approve of the C.E.O Hubert Joly.