Best Buy Canada

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Best Buy Canada Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
202 Reviews
3.0
202 Reviews
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Ron Wilson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • employee discount on a wide range of stuff (in 20 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)

  • Also, they really push you to sell service plans for their products (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Assistant Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada full-time

    Pros

    fast paced, great rewards, friendly people, development, culture, values based company, community involvement

    Cons

    retail hours, upset customers, time management, salary managers working 50 hours/week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Buy at a glance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior in Beverly Hills, FL
    Current Employee - Senior in Beverly Hills, FL

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada

    Pros

    You'll meet and work with great people within your department.
    It really is a team environment.

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to know what they want.
    One minute they'll ask you to meet certain criteria and the next minute they'll punish you for meeting the same criteria they just asked you to complete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of hiring managers externally who go on power trips and don't understand the full rules of the store, why not try to train and promote internally?
    A manager whose been properly trained and worked in the store from Day 1 will be more effective than somebody who has experience from a competing name brand.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mobile Lead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Lead in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Lead in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada

    Pros

    To learn retail management and non commission based environment. To know how to motivate staff and multi-carrier knowledge

    Cons

    There's no career movement in the company. Very little work life balance. Sales target are pushed very hard even when it's non commission based environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Junior management is easy to get into but not too many options after that.

  6.  

    Good retailer

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

    I worked at Best Buy Canada

    Pros

    Quickly reacting and adapting to changing market conditions

    Cons

    Market conditions being difficult, less ressources to do the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Business Systems Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good Health and Dental Benefits
    Amazing people
    Employee discounts

    Cons

    Bandage based solutions nothing is resolved
    Managers who do not know much about the IT systems
    below market salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest, don't talk in riddles, and pay employees well
    Listen to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Sales Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Great employee discount, poor management structure

    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative II in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative II in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada

    Pros

    Great employee discounts on most items.

    Cons

    Too much gossips and lots of different social circles. Everyone is talking behind each other. Poor management structure in this store. Every manager is telling you different ways of doing things.

  11.  

    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

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