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Updated June 20, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 479 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 547 reviews)

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  1. "Major Appliance Sales Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Buy cares a lot about their employees. They send every sales employee to a week long sales training when first employed. Some people were flown to Seattle or put in a hotel in downtown LA for his training. They pay for all expenses. They train the appliance department very well with an annual 4 day training seminar. I am trained very well for my job and my managers and fellow coworkers are usually happy and in a good mood. Also, the bonuses are great! I look forward to at least an extra $400 each month on my check.

    Cons

    Working in appliances is hard when you have to deal with all of the delivery issues. But it’s manageable.

    Advice to Management

    Change the delivery drivers in our Ontario and Compton warehouses. Or change the way that we communicate with them. Not being able to work directly with the warehouse drives me insane a lot of the times.


  2. "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

  3. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Front Lanes Cashier in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Front Lanes Cashier in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee benefits and work experience in teaching multi-tasking and goal meeting objectives.

    Cons

    Inflexible work regulations often hard to navigate with on collaborations and team work among co-workers, led to several counter productive ventures.


  4. "A comfortable company to work for"

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    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.


  5. "It has been a phenomenal and empowering experience."

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    Current Employee - Back Office Lead in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Back Office Lead in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Leadership Support, Excellent Bonus Incentives and Benefits, Clear and Precise Pathway to move up in the company, Open and Honest Exchange with Leaders and Corporate, and True Investment in Employees.

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming for those that cannot learn from challenge and change, especially in a rapid and ever-evolving world of technology and policies instilled by our law-makers.

    Advice to Management

    Be in a position to be noticed and accessed by the employees you are entrusted with.


  6. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Marina del Rey, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people for a network in consumer electronics. Good pay and the fast paced daily challenge is great. Nice opportunity to develop and grow your employees.

    Cons

    Opportunity. Feels like they leave you stale. They do not invest time in your own development. Schedule is irrational and can be over whelming.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear and defined on moving people up.


  7. "Microsoft Expert"

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    Current Employee - Microsoft Expert in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Microsoft Expert in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good discounts and accommodations

    Cons

    Drama. Employees act like high schoolers and spread rumors and gossip.

  8. "Sales Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is pretty easy to fit into for almost everybody

    Cons

    GM's are untouchable end of story


  9. "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 :)


  10. "Great place to work"

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    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.


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