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Best Buy Canada Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
207 Reviews
3.0
207 Reviews
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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.  

    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 a 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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    Business Systems Analyst

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    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 a 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
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  5.  

    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 a 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
  6.  

    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 a 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Disposable employees when you start to earn 'too much', can get terminated for 'no reason' for someone not liking you

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Calibrator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Best Buy Calibrator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice discount, meet different people every day, on the road installer you somewhat set your own hours and do your job the way that is best for you and the customer, and not have a manager watching you telling you how to suck eggs.

    Cons

    Clueless field supervisors occasionally wanting to ride along, you can get terminated for trivial reasons that do not affect the business or customers. Office politics rampant. Female manageresses are mostly clueless and know little about the products. When you start earning 'too much' its more likely you will get laid off or terminated on the next wave of layoffs.

    One guy in Calgary was laid off after NINETEEN YEARS, probably because by that time he was earning $23 an hour.

    As an installer one has to constantly advise customers within the store and at home to head off sharking by the greedy salesmen, or correct often amusingly inaccurate advice as in store salesmen in best buy and future shop can often sell what makes them most comission, not what is best for the customer. Eg, pushing overpriced junk like bose instead of good value stuff like Polk.

    The company vision and morals/ethics may be fine and happy at HQ, but it can stink at grassroots, it doesn't trickle down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop firing/laying off experienced employees that have worked there for years and know a lot, and replacing them with school kids paying min wage that know nothing. It annoys the customers when they get these spotty morons who know nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the Worst Companies to work for!

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Langley, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    It is better than working at Mcdonalds.

    Cons

    You will be treated like dirt by managers who do not know what they are doing. Their management so bad that most employees do not do what they are supposed to. You will see the biggest collection of lazy people working for Best Buy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to learn some people skills. They are totally clueless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great environment, but trying to reach numbers can be annoying

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  11.  

    Awesome team

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy Canada part-time (more than a 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

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