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Best Buy Santa Cruz Reviews

Updated February 5, 2019
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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations" (in 1863 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable" (in 314 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hours are long and tough to manage work life balance" (in 502 reviews)

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

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  1. "Best Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the really do love and respect there employes

    Cons

    i don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    MAnagement is amazing


  2. "Was an interesting experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Soquel, CA
    Former Employee - Mobile Sales Associate in Soquel, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They provide you with a lot of training and pay you for it.

    The staff is fun. Playing with new products is fun. Being able to switch between departments when working is beneficial for knowledge.

    Cons

    Not that great of an experience for future development in mobile technology. You mostly activate phones and talk to customers who don't understand how to use a phone correctly.

    The salary is extremely uncompetitive in comparison to someone at Verizon or AT&T.

  3. "Meh"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile - Sales Consultant in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile - Sales Consultant in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays more than minimum wage, nice break room, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    poor management, inconsistent scheduling, Black Friday 12 hour shifts and 10 hour shifts the day after Black Friday

    Advice to Management

    Be better accommodating to student's schedules


  4. "Sales Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Capitola, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Capitola, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community and bosses and benefits as well as salary and 401(K)

    Cons

    No cons that I ever experienced, it runs like a well oiled machine.


  5. "Best Buy is a great company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Soquel, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Soquel, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    Great company. Excellent training and awesome co-workers.

    Cons

    Not enough hours to work.


  6. "As far as retail jobs go...."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Soquel, CA
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Soquel, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that I worked with were really awesome and when the management was good the job was awesome.

    Cons

    Bad management ended up making it a really awful job.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they matter.


  7. "Interesting time working with the others there"

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Soquel, CA
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Soquel, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    interactive staff
    some of the management was amazing
    great training program
    good procedural skills
    coherent departments

    Cons

    sometimes its a wreck
    sometimes the staff don't work

  8. "Not the Best Buy but pays the bills"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Associate in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of good training, friendly coworkers, anyone in a supervisor position was the best to deal with compared to working anywhere else, and the discounts/bonuses.

    Cons

    Sometimes had weird hours and conflicted with school schedule, our store pushed geek squad services too much, and sometimes had weird high school type drama between coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work but I really hope we don't lose BB to other competitors like Amazon. Do we really need to sell a $1-10 item for $15-25+?


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A GOOD FUN COMPANY TO WORK FOR."

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    Former Employee - Product Process/Merchandiser in Soquel, CA
    Former Employee - Product Process/Merchandiser in Soquel, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. They had this moto "have fun while being the best". So if your looking for a job that gets you excited to go to everyday its a good choice. You will be around all the newest tech stuff wich was a plus for me. Opportunities to move up are there for the determined hard workers.

    Cons

    Management sometimes needs to be more involved with their departments and take time to have one on ones with their employees to help them grow/ improve.

    Advice to Management

    what I just mentioned in the Cons section


  10. "Good money"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Auto Tech Trainee in Soquel, CA
    Former Employee - Auto Tech Trainee in Soquel, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Nice people. Good discount. Understanding managers

    Cons

    so much to learn and memorize in so little time


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