Best Buy Co., Inc.

http://www.bestbuy.com/
Women's Ratings
3.0

We crowdsource Best Buy Co., Inc.'s maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on Best Buy Co., Inc.'s employee reviews and anonymous tips from Best Buy Co., Inc. employees.

Best Buy Co., Inc. Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

Best Buy Co., Inc. offers 5 weeks of paid maternity leave and 7 weeks of unpaid maternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

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Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)
5
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Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)
7
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Retail: Electronics Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Retail: Electronics industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6 6
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 8 9
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 1 3
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 1 4
Maternity Leaves Taken at Best Buy Co., Inc.
    • Lady anon569
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid
    • blueberry
    • 0 weeks paid
    • 16 weeks unpaid
Best Buy Co., Inc. Maternity Leave Comments
  • "There are opportunities available for advancement, but while many upper-level management say that they value diversity, actions speak louder than words. I have personally worked under 3 female general managers in 7 stores, 2 of which are no longer with the company. Most of the management team members that I encounter are white men. Generally speaking, Best Buy is good at burning through management, but that does not seem to be discriminatory. I have felt pressure when asking off for vacation time, or sick days that are legitimately needed. I have not yet taking maternity leave, but I suspect that I will feel the same when if and when i do while working for this company. Overall, the benefits are good, and the company offers a variety of options. There are a number of financial benefits to working for Best Buy which I would sorely miss if I do end up leaving for a different opportunity. My current experience has left me feeling tired, and wanting, but not in every situation and not every store if you are looking at retail store level. The pay is extremely competitive, and at one time, I knew that I was the highest paid hourly manager at my level, above several of my male counter-parts." - Madam YoungAtHeart
  • "Best Buy corporate is a great place to be pregnant or be a mom who needs to pump. They have secure mother's rooms in each tower at corporate. On my team, my supervisors were flexible about doctor's appointments, flexible on maternity leave, flexible on breaks for pumping, flexible on start/end time because of kid drop off/pick up. Pretty much all of my teammates had kids, so if you got that call during the day that your kid was sick and needed to be picked up *right now*, they were understanding and it was not a big deal to leave. I had to be on bed rest for part of one of my pregnancies, and was allowed to work from home for like, a month and a half. My only mild complaint is that I know that compensation on my team was not that great, and it was tough to advance -- for contractors and employees. Due to such great work-life balance, there was not much turnover on our team and I think a lot of people were willing to forgo higher wages (or maybe people had been on the team for so long they weren't aware of what their market rate should be). Despite that, it was still an amazing place to work. My goal is to return someday!" - blueberry
  • "I was a contractor at corporate, so any time I didn't work, I didn't get paid -- hence, no paid maternity leave. I know employees have some maternity leave benefits. So, it was my decision to take off for 4 months. Even though I was a contractor, my supervisor was willing to work with me to re-hire me as a contractor after my leave. I did that twice. " - blueberry
  • "Part-time jobs were offered in the past." - Anonymous
  • "Some telecommuting, option for telecommuting, 100% telecommuting, mostly telecommuting" - Anonymous
  • "Flexible and alternative shedules" - Anonymous

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