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Best Buy San Diego Reviews

Updated June 24, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 478 reviews)

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

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  1. "Inventory Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work and moving around & lots of teamwork.

    Cons

    Sweating, get ready for it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Good Company to Work for"

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    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really try and work with your schedule and will listen to your request for an increase or decrease in hours. The managers are very carrying towards their employees and my co-workers are very friendly.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to sell products because my store doesn't always have several things in stock.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Full Time Customer Service Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Buy was a fun environment to work! The employees and management all worked well together and cared about each other. I enjoyed working closely with products that I use on a daily basis. Also, it is great to get a discount on products that are things I actually use.

    Cons

    Customers can be really mean because the return policy is extremely short. This caused many issues that had to be handled by management because customers sometimes became irate. Working the holiday season was also never fun because Black Friday is more of a "Grey Thursday" now since Best Buy opens at 5pm on Thanksgiving (so be prepared for that).

    Advice to Management

    Go back to opening on Friday for Black Friday! Your employees want to spend the holidays with their families and not with crazy customers.


  4. "Magnolia - Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours are flexible, the team environment is friendly, and it is a great place to develop skills as an undergrad.

    Cons

    None! Though if you are not willing to learn departments outside the one you were hired for, you will struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working with the sales team to produce great results.


  5. "In Home Advisor"

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    Current Employee - In Home Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - In Home Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company vehicle and paid gas.
    Get to meet a lot of people and visit some cool residences.
    Deploy from your house, no need to go work at retail locations daily.

    Cons

    No time to take a lunch break (eat while you drive) you are expected to be on-time and your schedule never takes drive distances and traffic into account.
    Long hours salaried, work overtime no compensation.
    Work around 60 hours a week including "Days Off" (typical day is 12 to 14 hours only get paid for 8)

    A lot of pressure to sale $20k a week so you have to convince people to buy stuff they don't need instead of providing real advise, in the comfort of their home!
    Majority of people need to buy small cheap items ( $200 or less ) so its hard to reach weekly goals.
    Numbers are pushed to a point that is ridiculous.

     This is an hourly job, not commission yet you are expected to work like your life depends on getting every single penny out of each customer.

    You are responsible to meet your goals even if you are on vacation! ( expected to work while on vacation and days off)

    No demand for the Advisor services in certain markets, as some stores are not sending requests or promote the Advisor's availability. IOt might be hard in certain cities to make it and not get reprimanded for not meeting your goals.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better work-life balance and increase wages.
    Remove the weekly Greedy goals so the advisors can actually provide the correct solution for everyone regardless of their budget.


  6. "Good management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good commission, good work environment

    Cons

    Holiday hours, sometimes long hours

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding employer."

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with plenty of room for promotion and gain of responsibility. Managers are willing to work with different types of availability.

    Cons

    Pay relative to peers may not be equal and performance reviews only happen once a year which determine your pay.

    Advice to Management

    Constantly evaluate your employees and know those who are always at a high level of performance. Reward those who are and coach those that are not. Lead by example, not by demand.

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phenomanal environment to work at. Constantly learning about the newest technology coming out. The room of growth and to develop is amazing.

    Cons

    At times can be incredibly busy due to being understaffed.


  9. "Sales lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive fun and supporting place to work

    Cons

    Movement up is based on favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on performance


  10. "Great company to work for. There is so much room to grow and move up in the company."

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

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

    Pros

    The employee discount is absolutely amazing. You also get to meet a diverse group of people to work with and accomplish daily goals.

    Cons

    Working with trouble customers can be a downside, but there will be trouble customers in any job involving customer service or retail.


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