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Best Buy Los Angeles Reviews

Updated November 17, 2018
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  • "Doesn't offer the best work life balance" (in 485 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 559 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Store Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get place to learn and sharpen your leadership skills. I was there for 10+ years and it was the best business school I could have gone to. I had great mentors and good managers for the most of my time there. I started as a part time associate and moved up over the years. Training was the best feature while I was there.

    Cons

    Transparency wasn't always the best when I was there.


  2. "Great Leadership Training"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    • Easy-to-get-into role that preps you for store-level leadership
    • Lead the Home Theater department in the training of other employees on LG products
    • Manage a monthly LG budget, and use business strategies like merchandising, bulk stacking, custom demos, and employee training to hit that budget

    Cons

    • Your livelihood depends on other people helping you sell your product
    • Some Best Buy bureaucracy gets tedious
    • You work most holidays

    Advice to Management

    • Enable your brand Experience Experts to take on leadership responsibilities

  3. "Overall beneficial and worthwhile, with a few exceptions"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture is excellent
    Training, you always have the tools you'll need
    Discounts
    401K matching

    Cons

    Sales positions are measured using way too many metrics
    They'll tout discounts as part of why your pay is so low
    No commission just bonuses, uses a complicated formula that gives managers thousands and part time employees considerably less

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster the excellent culture, turn around probably wouldn't be so high if you paid more than minimum wage to the majority of your in-store workers.


  4. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, Always evolving the business to stay relavent and competitive.

    Cons

    Growth Opportunities, job codes need to be updated.


  5. "Asset Protection"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Just ok Work/Life Balance
    Employee Discount

    Cons

    Glorified door greeter
    Forced to stand for 6-8 hours
    Hard to get breaks
    No recognition
    No clear rule on stopping shoplifters (at my store)
    Toxic environment. Already a ton of cliques and spent lunches alone

    Advice to Management

    Take care of everyone not just sales


  6. "Good for college students"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for an entry level job

    Cons

    Difficult ladder to ascend if you want to make a career


  7. "It is very nice. Everybody works independently and help each other when needed."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not pressured to be very fast. Just stay at a consistent pace, and very easy work. Co-workers are awesome people.

    Cons

    None that i can think of. It was hard at first because i had no experience but now that i have been here for a few months, it is just way easier.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really, just keep a good friendly vibe in the store :)

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, advancement opportunity, good benefit package. There are opportunities to learn and grow every day. Wide variety of career opportunities.

    Cons

    The holiday season is always a challenge if you work on the retail side of the business. Long hours and extra days are the norm. This is more of a retail industry con than a company specific one.

    Advice to Management

    Hold retail leadership teams more accountable to the values set forth by the company.


  9. "Overall employment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company really tries to stay current with customer and employer trends, just limited to P&L budgets. Greta learning on how to communicate with others. Great employee discount

    Cons

    Yearly changes in restructuring all aspects of the business

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example, show you can do what you ask the employees to do


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    awesome people and culture, great pay and perks (401k, end of year bonus, paid time off)

    Cons

    long hours, lots of work

    Advice to Management

    cut down our hours


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