Best Buy San Jose Reviews

Updated Feb 10, 2020

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good benefits, could be better

    Cons

    immature coworkers, espp "immediately vested" aka kept in account bought twice a year

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  2. "A Beginner Job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good business to start in for experience. Almost a breeze to enter the retail side as Asset Protection then move into other departments.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Not unless you are favored or have connections. Dead end job.

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  3. "Worst company to work for"

    1.0
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - travel & hotel accommodations for training

    Cons

    - toxic work culture - poor management - low pay - no appreciation for hard work - Harassments are tolerated - incompetent supervisor

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  4. "It was alright"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advanced Repair Agent in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discounts and accommodations. You also get to meet people from all walks of life.

    Cons

    If you're not full time, you can get shafted on hours.

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    "Average Rating"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Depending on the manager they can be flexible with your schedule Discount is pretty decent on some stuff

    Cons

    Too much paperwork on a daily/weekly basis on sales projection for what they pay you Play favorites and if they want you gone they will do everything they can to get rid of you Constant pressure on what you sell and hitting targets and we are not paid on commission.

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    "Counting My Days"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Employee discount -Benefits (401k match, tuition reimbursement, misc. discounts, etc.) -Work/life balance in sales/inventory is good, no work to bring home with you. It gets hectic and hours are long over the holidays, but there is plenty of good money to be made during that time.

    Cons

    -Performance metrics are prioritized above all else. -Staff seemingly hired based on availability over skills and experience. Makes more work for more experienced employees. Bad seasonals were kept despite proof of their poor performance just because they had open availability. -New hires often paid more than those who have been with the company longer. Don't expect a raise outside of what you get annually. Good performance is often not enough to warrant a raise, those who do get raises outside of this are often managers' pets. -Most employees do not care about their job, often make it verbally apparent. -There seems to be a culture of fear instilled by territory/market managers, visits from them to a store mean all store managers and dept. leads freak out up to it. -Dept. specific tasks are not well allocated, daily task lists are more of a nudge at what you should do vs. what actually happens. -Accountability is almost non-existent for anything except stealing product. -Unless its the holidays, you will probably not get all of the hours you are scheduled for in a closing shift (great if you're on salary, not so much as an hourly).

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    "Job"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was okay, management could have been better

    Cons

    The management was lacking and it make work overall unpleasant

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  8. "Fast paced and supportive"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers made the job pleasant, leadership was willing to work with associates in advancing. There were also video games in the break room

    Cons

    Oftentimes communication was lacking, so you'd have 3 different managers or supervisors telling you to do a task, and you're expected to complete them all

  9. "Overall"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Team Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture is awesome! Great place to learn and teach... love Bestbuy!!

    Cons

    There are some big egos still, maybe folks that wish they took another career path. Reflects a lot people that live tech, and really enjoy being there.

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  10. "Not-great retail experience"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent practice interacting with all types of people Great way to learn multitasking and prioritization

    Cons

    Long hours in the holiday season Questionable strategies and decisions by management Dull tasks (scanning items, inventory, packing drink fridge) Monotonous

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