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Best Buy Canada Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
196 Reviews
3.2
196 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • employee discount on a wide range of stuff (in 19 reviews)

  • There was a great work environment with fun team dynamics (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Part time staff should be guarantee a set amount of hours (in 10 reviews)

  • Not on commission but still pressured intensely to upsell the service plans (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, great place to work. Good place to work for college students. A lot of different departments to work in

    Cons

    Short hours if part time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyable and educational experience but not long term

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Best Buy Canada part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very educational, fun and decent hours and work life balance

    Cons

    Low compensation and incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More incentives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fair wages, great people to work with, great opportunities to move up the corporate chain

    Cons

    You must work during boxing day and Christmas which can be challenging. Also, they really push you to sell service plans for their products.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Preview of best buy

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    Current Employee - Product Process Specialist in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Process Specialist in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly Environment to work,Nice and considerate Management team.

    Cons

    Though being a nice and friendly place to work, the salary is poor,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase in Salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Best Buy Canada part-time

    Pros

    good comapny, fun environment, fun fun

    Cons

    does not pay much, but better than minimum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great environment, but trying to reach numbers can be annoying

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kelowna, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kelowna, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Best Buy Canada part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work environment can be laid back. Since you're not on commission, you're genuinely trying to help out your customers. They believe in growth from within. During the year I worked at Best Buy, a lot of my co workers were able to advance themselves to better positions and to even reach corporate positions.

    Cons

    Management can sometimes push you to make extended warranty sales to help reach the store's monthly goal. Pretty typical for a position like this, but you have to deal with some unfriendly customers sometimes due to the fact you work in a tech store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy Canada part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Work with a diverse team
    - A lot of room for growth
    - Get to learn about many different products

    Cons

    - A lot of pressure to make your sales, even though its no commission

  9.  

    Great Environment, great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Manager
    Current Employee - Mobile Manager

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Even if you come from a different background, you are always welcome to share your ideas. So much opportunities to learn and develop yourself.

    Cons

    The Salary benefits should increase as because mobile department don't get any commission like other dealer companies or carriers..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on e-learning before launching any new services. It will definitely help the associate to present it to the customer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Little to no pressure from management, with a fantastic environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada

    Pros

    Great salary, with little pressure. No issue time off and benefits

    Cons

    Lack of ability to move up in the corporate ladder. Would have loved to stay with the company but had to move elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier to move up the ladder

  11.  

    Great for part-time if you love electronics

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    Former Employee - Home Solutions Specialist in London, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Home Solutions Specialist in London, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Better than minimum wage pay with benefits you can buy into.
    Lots of online training for product knowledge and information about the company and SOP.
    At least 2 weeks advanced schedule.

    Cons

    No way to check your work schedule online.
    Everything connected to the internet must be accessed through proxy to HQ in BC so internet can be very slow. Further, the computers the employee's use for checking on inventory, ePOS (point of sales), etc. is heavily outdated and needs major upgrades.
    Product is relocated/reorganized so frequently and has multiple locations it is almost impossible to know exactly where they are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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