Best Buy Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
5,961 Reviews
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Pros
  • You get a nice employee discount on the items that you can get for cheap on amazon (in 744 reviews)

  • The pay is descent only if you are working for GeekSquad, great discount for employees (in 316 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance only exists under quality General Management which is rare (in 201 reviews)

  • full time position due to nobody moving in current full-time positions for higher ones (in 184 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience depends on management

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    Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Porter Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Home Theater Sales Associate in Porter Ranch, CA

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The management team was excellent at the store I worked at. We were considered a test store so many of the corporate marketing and sales strategies were tried at our store which made the environment open to new ideas and a lot of flexibility.

    Cons

    Promotions are tough, basically have to wait till someone either gets fired, gets promoted, or move to another store to get a promotion. As a con, that is standard though

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good shop

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Consultant in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Best Buy as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Wide variety of products on offer
    Price match with many established large online sellers
    Knowledgeable staff
    Regular good discounted price offers
    Many near locations throughout USA
    Good optional extra warranty for Ipads/Macbooks for one time total replacement

    Cons

    Gets crazy around Black Fridays lol

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more Full-time staff that will stay around for most of the day rather than being switched from one part-timer to another during busy shift changes, as that will allow them to have more time with customers for a successful sale with less hand overs to the next shift that have to read the paperwork before speaking to the customer to know what they are looking to buy/inquire about?

    *** I really liked working with my fellow colleagues as we all brought our own experiences & skills to share to help each other which is what a good job is all about! ***

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Culture

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    Former Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for, very fun culture.

    Cons

    No cons I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sales Consultant

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in West Covina, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in West Covina, CA

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Discounts, pay, training, supervisors, hours

    Cons

    Lack of hours, unorganized, no communication, pay is mailed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Once a thriving company is just doing what it takes to survive .

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    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full Time Benefits are top notch and just gaining experience in selling techniques will come in handy for other jobs.

    Cons

    Pay , No Commission , Managers are clueless . Theirs literally a company restructure twice a year which changes positions and pay . Expect positions being merged for the same pay .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shareholders are their priority. Doubt anytbing will change anytime soon .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good for a while but panic in management is creeping in.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee Discount is very good!

    Cons

    Too many cooks...working on Holidays...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking the title "manager" makes you an expert in all things...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    bestbuy assistant manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    bestbuy is finding ways to offset declining margins through vendor funded labor, and reducing the amount of leaders at all levels,

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations on work load placed on the leaders at the store level . market. support staff uses intimidation tactics to get performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop managing numbers, scorecards, focus on managing people and career development and turn over and employee viewpoint will improve dramatically.

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    Great

    Former Employee - Guy in Lancaster, CA
    Former Employee - Guy in Lancaster, CA

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everything, good, awesome, compensation, perks

    Cons

    Nothing, work-life balance, training, discussion, food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it UP

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    I enjoyed working at best buy, comfortable and fun environment.

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Customer Service Agent (CSA) in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Customer Service Agent (CSA) in Fullerton, CA

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you enjoy working with customers then this is the place.

    Cons

    Not a lot of full time openings.

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    An amazingly positive experience

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and a great culture

    Cons

    Downsizing will continue to be necessary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't cost cut to profitability.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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