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Best Buy Los Angeles Reviews

Updated November 17, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 489 reviews)

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

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  1. "A comfortable company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End in Moorpark, CA
    Current Employee - Front End in Moorpark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly understanding through all troubles that life may throw at you, willing to adapt to your schedule and never hesitating to flex its crew to fill in the gaps making the state of the store always at its most optimal performance to work towards our goals

    Cons

    The stores operate in a completely different fashion, each store is completely different and can be a bit jarring when moving from store to store.

    Advice to Management

    Consider having more specialized positions to increase dedication to knowledge of the store, a Store Pickup specialist might help smooth out the process of people having to wait for their otherwise easy to pick up product.


  2. "Great Leadership Training"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Work with your schedule. Management is easy going depending on your relationship with them."

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    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible and understanding of situations

    Cons

    Holidays don’t exist other then Christmas


  4. "Loved Best Buy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AT&T Retail Sales Consultant in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - AT&T Retail Sales Consultant in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Loved working there. Great environment. Good people. Awesome Discounts. And management cares about you overall growth

    Cons

    Not a very flexible work schedule as a full timer


  5. "Geek squad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Geek Squad in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount
    Coworkers
    knowledge
    Departments
    Training

    Cons

    Management
    Time management
    Scheduling
    Hours
    People


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. "It a good place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It’s a good place

    Cons

    I need a raise tho

    Advice to Management

    Give me a raise

  8. "Horrible place to work during the holiday"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Hawthorne, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Hawthorne, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount is not good but only on Best Buy house brands that you would see a big discount.

    Cons

    Long hours and rude managers,co-workers

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to the seasonal employees.


  9. "Customer Service Rep"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in West Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great starting pay. Great place to work if a student.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Management has so much favoritism.


  10. "Ssm appliance manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Amazing benefits. Employee discounts. Fun people. Great selling culture

    Cons

    Retail for holidays is difficult. But that’s just retail.


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