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MSP is the land of 17 Fortune 500 headquarters and 1.86 million jobs (as of 2018). That’s a lot of opportunity.

Today we are kicking off a three-part blog series giving you a peek inside a few of our partner companies in MSP.

Best Buy

Company Background

We at Best Buy work hard every day to enrich the lives of consumers through technology, whether they come to us online, visit our stores or invite us into their homes. We do this by solving technology problems and addressing key human needs across a range of areas, including entertainment, productivity, communication, food, security and health.

Company Vision, Mission & Values

Mission: “We dream of a Best Buy that truly helps customers pursue their passions and enrich their lives with the help of technology.” Values: Everything that Best Buy is now – and strives to become – ultimately ties back to our core values as a company. Unleash the Power of Our People, Learn from Challenge and Change, Show Respect, Humility and Integrity and Have Fun While Being the Best.

Fun Facts

  • The company was founded by Richard Schulze in 1966 and called Sound of Music before the name changed to Best Buy in 1983.
  • Best Buy generated revenue of more than $42 billion in fiscal 2018. Best Buy has more than 1,000 large-format stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
  • Through its recycling program, Best Buy collects 409 pounds of electronics each minute the stores are open.

What’s Unique about Best Buy

Best Buy believes in unleashing the power of our people and utilizing their unique talents, life experiences, beliefs and backgrounds to create incredible experiences for our customers. We aim to attract and invest in top talent and foster an inclusive culture that creates growth opportunities for employees, empowering them to bring their whole selves to work in order to be engaged in the company’s transformation.

Other Things to Know

Energetic teams. Fun atmosphere. Exciting opportunities. You can feel the energy here. And we’re not talking about the hum of electronics (there’s that, too). We’re talking about people. Best Buy employees are friendly, enthusiastic and willing to help you succeed. Sure, we’re a big company — the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer — but that doesn’t stop us from having fun while doing what we love: bringing technology into people’s lives in meaningful ways.

To learn more about our career opportunities, visit www.bestbuy-jobs.com.

Target

Company Background

Target Corporation (NYSE TGT) is an upscale discount retailer that provides high-quality, on-trend merchandise at attractive prices in clean, spacious and guest-friendly stores. https://corporate.target.com/press/corporate

Company Vision, Mission & Values

We make Target our guests’ preferred shopping destination by delivering outstanding value, continuous innovation and an exceptional guest experience—consistently fulfilling our Expect More. Pay Less.® brand promise.

Fun Facts

  • 1,829 stores in the United States
  • 39 distribution centers in the United States
  • 350,000+ team members worldwide
  • Online business at target.com
  • Global locations in India

Our Company Culture

Click here to get an in-depth view of our company culture

Other Things to Know

Check out stories & highlights of our summer interns:

https://corporate.target.com/article/2017/07/summer-interns  https://corporate.target.com/article/2017/07/twin-cities-interns  https://corporate.target.com/article/2017/08/intern-wrapup  https://corporate.target.com/article/2017/11/intern-interview-tips  https://corporate.target.com/article/2018/02/finance-accounting-career