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Best Buy San Francisco Reviews

Updated January 13, 2019
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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations" (in 1857 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable" (in 311 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hours are long and tough to manage work life balance" (in 498 reviews)

  • "New full-time employees PTO hours are extremely small" (in 563 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Probably the best place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate, Part Time in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate, Part Time in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was in college full time, and needed a job for part time, every team welcomed me, helped me, taught me, I learned such valuable people skills.
    other pros were:
    - nice & helpful coworkers
    -fair hours
    -comfortable and respectable culture
    -great management of workers/shift
    -easy to advance

    Cons

    -if you aren't used to standing for long hours, don't apply as a sales associate.

    Advice to Management

    maybe a bit more prep before being put out on the floor to help people


  2. "Computer Sales Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Getting to work with the latest consumer technology.
    Product training is great.
    Doing specific product trainings can get you great deals on electronics.
    Good place to learn sales techniques and put them into practice on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Managers are very numbers focused versus people focused, seems to stem from the top. But that is the nature of sales I suppose.
    Promotion is very political, better get good at what the right people want you to be good at within the retail store. Don’t rock the boat or ask too many questions, pretend you know what you’re doing even if you don’t.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are the lifeblood of your business. Invest more into their pay and benefits so you don’t lose the best ones once they finish school.
    If you hated the way your previous managers conducted business then don’t fall into their bad habits because it helps relieve your own stress temporarily.
    All in all appreciative of the time invested in me, advice given, and the lessons learned.

  3. "Good benefits, expect plenty of obvious politics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pinole, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pinole, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Above average discounts, hours are somewhat flexible, plenty of resources for learning.

    Cons

    They still tax you on your paycheck on goods that you purchase with your discount. Plenty of butt kissing, better watch your back since people with look for ways to get rid of you.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what's important to your employees and they will want to work for you, there is a lot of upper management that has a condescending attitude towards employees and that will never work.


  4. "Great for partime"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always busy manager issues

    Cons

    Hectic atmosphere bed proper training


  5. "It's decent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's good pay, and the people are fun to work with

    Cons

    The sales goals push morals


  6. "Very slow not much to do very little recognition"

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

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

    Pros

    The different deals you get instead of not working here

    Cons

    Not the greatest on hours not a lot of training

    Advice to Management

    Change the rewards expire date it doesn’t make any sense to the customers or employees at times


  7. "Google Expert"

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

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

    Pros

    Good retail learning experience. opportunities to apply for different positions.

    Cons

    some unbalanced pay increase among employees

  8. "Best Job Ever"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, thoroughly enjoyed my time there

    Cons

    Sometimes ran into irate customers who wouldn't listen to advice


  9. "Six years of growth & change. Started PT and made a career."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile General Manager in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile General Manager in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Endless options for applied learning. Contributions made by individual and group team members. Competitive benefits. Great company to start at any level.

    Cons

    Company is always changing. The higher you go up the corporate the more likely you are to be cut at some-point. Nepotism seems to be its worst con but I personally have overcome this con as I personally have focused on promoting myself by my character and merit.

    Advice to Management

    Continue efforts in really using company resources to enhance employees and team members lives. There are lots of resources but many go under used or are never used.


  10. "Mediocre company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Dublin, CA

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

    Pros

    I work with some very good people!

    Cons

    I also work with some very terrible people that management knows about and yet nothing is done.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team and support them accordingly.


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