Best Buy Oakland Reviews

Updated Feb 5, 2020

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  1. "Great place to learn"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people work there. Always get to play with all the best products. The general managers that I have worked with were great. They really do try to train the staff at becoming better employees. Great online training program you can use at home. 401K program is pretty good. Low stress level job for most areas in the store level jobs. Pushes for store meetings and events which are by far the best part.

    Cons

    Sometimes pushes numbers too much on employees. Wasting time writing down goals on how we can increase sales or whatever number we need to increase when we can't determine the customers coming into the store. Need to close on Thanksgiving, online shopping should be changing this soon enough.

  2. "Great co-workers and flexible"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, discounts were amazing. Loved the people in my department.

    Cons

    Sometimes the customers could get out of hand.


  3. "Great start but hard to move up"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Verizon Wireless Retail Sales Representative in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay for the local area but the raises need work. the bounuses are nice when they do kick in and benifits are amazing for full time

    Cons

    mananment needs work, hard to move up within company, raises within company are very small

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  4. "meh"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy for more than a year

    Pros

    if you stand up for yourself you can make some headway

    Cons

    pushing cards and services that aren't worth all that much female employees always pushed to smile and be bubbly

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  5. "Its cool"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Best Buy

    Pros

    very friendly and no pressure. great bonus and good salary for part time teenager

    Cons

    sometimes lack of management happens

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  6. "customer service specialist lead"

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Target in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Best Buy for more than a year

    Pros

    The discount is good on certain products.

    Cons

    The management has bad communication and you don't get paid on sales but you are forced over sale.

  7. "Manager"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy for less than a year

    Pros

    Not too much to offer other than a decent discount

    Cons

    Mid to upper level management are slaves to unrealistic and outdated goals and expectations

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  8. "Average and introduction to corporate culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Home Theater Specialist in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Access to latest technology, great discounts on products, and, great discounts on products.

    Cons

    unmotivated coworkers, which leads to need for micromanagement, which leads to challenges identifying motivated to complacent workers.

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