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Best Buy Reviews in San Carlos, CA

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
6,308 Reviews
3.3
6,308 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a nice employee discount on the items that you can get for cheap on amazon (in 780 reviews)

  • The pay is descent only if you are working for GeekSquad, great discount for employees (in 328 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance only exists under quality General Management which is rare (in 217 reviews)

  • full time position due to nobody moving in current full-time positions for higher ones (in 199 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good while there

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    Current Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant in San Carlos, CA

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

    Pros

    Culture, Time-off policies, Flexible, Easy to move, Plenty of hours, Break room, Benefits, Opportunity to prove yourself, Discount, employees hang out with each other, video games in break room, store lunches

    Cons

    Occasionally scheduling would cause problems, training program, understaffed often, pushing Best Buy credit cards and extras, expectation to work long weekends, black friday shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was just sort of a job.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Carlos, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, Ok boss, Solid discounts. Overall a good place to work but not a long term thing for me.

    Cons

    They treat you like your brain dead there, also once people find out you work for them you get the angry customer. Everyone knows someone that had a bad experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing they can really do to improve. They did a good job, people just suck sometimes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you are a teenager!

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in San Carlos, CA

    I worked at Best Buy

    Pros

    The retail discount is the only plus!

    Cons

    Unclear promotion track. Management is often too young thus inexperienced. I noticed a lot of favoritism and unjustified promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain and promote talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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