Another day, another closing. The latest victim is Meriden Mall location in Meriden, CT. I went through the posts here and I see at least a few other stores that have closed in the last few months missing, including Best Buy Lufkin in Lufkin, TX... — read more
I understand the company is pivoting online, but getting rid of people before that is a reality and while we are highly understaffed at stores is really not a good idea. Refusing to backfill positions when those of us who are still working are... — read more
Another location gone...I wish there was a full list somewhere. The shutdown fits with the chain’s reported pattern of quietly closing locations and an announcement a few weeks ago that it was cutting 5,000... — read more
its definitely cheaper for them to have 2 pt. the real question is how long will customers continue to deal with 2 people that dont know what they are doing instead of one that does. what position does this put best buy in when things return to... — read more
It doesn't take a genius to realize there's no future here. Best Buy will keep closing stores until only a skeleton of what it once was is left. They don't see a future in brick-and-mortar and that's patently obvious. Your best bet is to start... — read more
Are the 5,000 jobs being cut only in retail? Were any jobs at HQ or in Corporate cut?
Was anybody who was laid off offered to transition to an online shopping-related job? If that's the main reason for the layoffs, as the leadership keeps saying, why weren't the jobs that were created in the new sector offered to people before they... — read more
This is good news. I'm tired of layoffs and store closings being rewarded with stock increases. Maybe if there are some repercussions, they won't be so quick to do it next... — read more
Is there a way to know if my store will be among those closing? If anybody is reading this whose store previously closed, were there any signs ahead? What should I look for? First I was stressing over being laid off and now I'm stressing over that... — read more
There is no point in laying off full time employees and adding new part time positions, other than reducing the amount of employees who are eligible for benefits and protections. Some people try to convince me that it is actually about flexibility... — read more
What a joke... Because of the surge in sales, some say that Best Buy is actually a “pandemic winner”. Obviously, everyone is a winner except ordinary workers who lose their jobs and whose hours are cut. I would be ashamed to be a “pandemic winner”... — read more
I really don't understand people. It's like Best Buy can't win with some of you, no matter what they do. I'm getting an extra $500 I didn't count on. That's a good thing in my book! Yes, there'll be layoffs. But there's always layoffs and not just... — read more
The media is full of headlines about bonuses and these “praiseworthy articles” have completely obscured the fact that the company is laying unspecified number of workers and cutting the hours. What can I say? Thanks for everything, but bonuses are... — read more
Does anyone know exactly what severance is like? I’m not expecting anything good to happen here. It can only get worse. I have been working here for a little over 9 years and I expect that it will be enough to at least serve me until I find... — read more
Well that’s absurd. I’m safe now, but when my colleague who trained me didn’t show up - it completely overwhelmed me. There was certainly no better worker in our store. No doubt, they were not at all guided by who was the better worker. To them we... — read more
I was told, along with 5 others that we would not be getting cut the other day. But also not to celebrate just yet because more layoffs MIGHT be on the way around the end of February. This was told to me by both my supervisor and GM.
I’m just an ordinary worker and I don’t understand much about running a business, but it’s generally not clear to me whether laying people off is the only way for a company to cut costs. I understand that cutting costs is sometimes necessary, but do... — read more
Get ready for a massive layoff round Friday morning.
No care for employees that were affected. they are just motivating the part timers to become what we worked to be over the years. No care from higher ups. They just read whats on thier paper and tell you to get out. I'm pretty sure people who... — read more
Greed is not uncommon for any company, however... given the general situation in this company, using layoffs as the “most innovative” way of cutting costs, not taking any special strategy to get the company back on track - I wonder if our superiors... — read more
Do we know yet if layoffs are continuing today and tomorrow or has everybody been notified already? I'm going to assume they're not planning to drag this out into the next week, but it's entirely possible it'll take a couple of days to let everybody... — read more
Best Buy to cut undisclosed number of workers as shopping behavior changes amid COVID-19 Best Buy is cutting an undisclosed number of jobs at some stores, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the... — read more
A lot of FTers being laid off today. Some being offered PT and if they don't take it, they don't get severance. Not positive on that but that is what at least one employee was told.
Best Buy is already starting, or have started, it's layoffs.
My store was selected to run a "pilot" model for just about a month. The stores were supposed to be curbside ONLY but the GMs at the pilot stores pushed back on that because they didnt want to deal with p-ss-d off customers. So we limit "" the stores... — read more
Syracuse, N.Y. – Best Buy says it will close its store at Destiny USA in April, the latest anchor store to exit the giant Syracuse mall. Best Buy disclosed its plan in a notice to the state under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining (WARN) Act... — read more
Anyone not vendor paid labor, or VPL, Is cut to 30 hours. Im sure severence is coming soon, damn
Roanoke Bestbuy 434# Hates there employee's & they don't even have asset protection anymore. What a joke!
It seems like Best Buy is not the same company it was a year or two ago. I don't know if this is just my experience, but it seems like we went from being an employee oriented place to a complete opposite. Instead of teamwork, now we have employees... — read more
Post any information about potential or actual Best Buy Layoffs 2021? Any news or rumors?
Starting next week BB is cutting hours for many part time employees/ departments
Can we expect any more layoffs any time soon? With the second wave of the coronavirus on its way, I'm worried that there might be more shutdowns and with that more furloughs. And we already know that in a lot of cases being furloughed equals being... — read more
I was furloughed and was told I’ll be back at work in 3 weeks. Is everyone else back?
Is everyone that was furloughed back to work now? I’m told I come back 3rd week July. Is that right?
I was furloughed from bestbuy last week, great company too. Basically paid me 1 months salary to stay home with my kids. This paralysis needs to end...
Are they furloughed as well?
What's the impact on IT (aside from cutting capital spend)? Good luck...