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Best Buy Los Angeles Reviews

Updated July 9, 2018
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  • "Working all holidays (work/life balance)" (in 477 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 546 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. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


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

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    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 :)


  6. "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.


  7. "Overall employment"

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    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

  8. "Great Company"

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    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


  9. "Okay for college students"

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Geek Squad, Consultation Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule/hours, great discounts, okay bonuses

    Cons

    Raises are capped at a low percentage (3-7%). A lot of pressure to oversell. Barely any training.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people you have working for you.


  10. "Stock associate"

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount was great
    Work-related and greatest product

    Cons

    Bad management team
    Listen to your employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people that you work hard


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