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Best Buy San Jose Reviews

Updated September 5, 2018
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  • "Work life balance but its retail" (in 483 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 556 reviews)

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  1. "Fast paced and supportive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (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


  2. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was okay, management could have been better

    Cons

    The management was lacking and it make work overall unpleasant

    Advice to Management

    Work with your leaders instead of yelling at them to yell at us.

  3. "Overall"

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

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy what you do, if not, move along... if your mad or stressed, don’t reflect this on people that enjoy working for Bestbuy. Bestbuy is an awesome culture for young people and old. We learn, thrive and grow... wonderful experience. Be excited for all the new hires. Re-love what we love.


  4. "Inventory Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Great Co workers

    Cons

    Have to work Sunday ad set at 5am or earlier


  5. "Not-great retail experience"

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

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (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


  6. "Advanced Repair Agent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Advanced Repair Agent in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Geek Squad Advanced Repair Agent in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling (especially for school). Tuition reimbursement (for full timers). Around the latest tech. Training is a big thing for the company. Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Holiday's are work days sadly


  7. "Great part time job!"

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff, fun environment, good team to work with, and discount!

    Cons

    Like any other retail job, you'll be at work during thanksgiving and holidays.

  8. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning and sharing new technology

    Cons

    Watching others less qualify get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Train your people to succeed, not just for a month


  9. "Great place to work for College Students. Best Mobile"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Develop customer service skills
    - Employee discount
    - Great team relationship
    - Supportive
    - Employee discounts + Accomodations
    - Busy (Holiday Seasons)
    - Excellent 4-day sales training program
    -Room for growth if you display your interest
    - No commission, so you are not forced to upsell your cusi

    Cons

    - Can be slow during weekdays (Monday - Friday before 6pm)
    - Coverage can be difficult (weekdays)
    - You will be required to help out other departments, but no other department will help you.
    - Slightly underpaid (since no commission)

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting your employees and understand their goals, and drive for work.


  10. "Best Buy- Computing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apple Master in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Apple Master in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun fast pace environment and getting to learn about the latest and greatest technology being sold.

    Cons

    Black Friday and holiday season


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