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Best Buy Los Angeles Reviews

Updated September 11, 2018
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  • "Work-life balance is difficult to perfect" (in 481 reviews)

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  1. "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 :)


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

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    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.

  3. "It a good place"

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    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


  4. "Customer Service Rep"

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    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.


  5. "Ssm appliance manager"

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    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.


  6. "Great role to create opportunities as a leader"

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    Current Employee - Microsoft Expert in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Microsoft Expert in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Support & Direct communication with management

    Cons

    You have to be more aggressive on sales, since you have a high target as many other computer associates but you only get credit for the sales on the Microsoft/Windows side & accessories, no Chromebooks, Amazon tableta or apple products

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to support your current Microsoft Expert in store as it’s not fair for the expert to be weighted as everyone else & he’s sales are not as many


  7. "Okay place to work"

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    Current Employee - Geek Squad Autotech Lead in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Autotech Lead in Santa Clarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, company is growing and expanding

    Cons

    Really only cares about the bottom line. Doesn't do much to make work more sensible for employees, doesn't seem willing to invest in certain aspects of business.

    If you work in certain departments, it's very apparent that bestbuy does not care about them at all.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and your business, the returns would be huge compared to what you have now.

  8. "You can really learn a lot"

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad Supervisor DCI in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Geek Squad Supervisor DCI in Northridge, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Overall fun work environment, easy if you're doing your job. If you're with the right leadership team, it can be massively beneficial. Lots of business acumen knowledge.

    Cons

    People come and go often, even with managers, so often built relationships can hurt your career path. Benefits were a bit expensive

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive culture.


  9. "Project Manager"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Store Manager"

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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 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.


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