Best Buy Canada Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good staff purchase, good company policies

    Cons

    long hours for management status.

    Advice to Management

    Always love commission environment

  2. It was OK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home Theatre Specialist in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Home Theatre Specialist in Markham, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Discounts are da bomb diggity

    Cons

    Management is lacking in communication skills

    Advice to Management

    Get better

  3. Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy Canada

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work with amazing people, learn and grow. Take on new responsibilities and tasks.

    Cons

    fats paced environment, long hours, high expectations.

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  5. Uses to hire 'people' with talent.. Now it's all about the bottom line

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Office Administrative
    Former Employee - Office Administrative

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good employee discount
    Some flexibility
    Benefits are good
    Nice office space
    No parking fees
    Cafeteria in house

    Cons

    Upper management is clueless
    You can only move up by sucking up
    Overworked
    Management is unfair and biased
    Unstable environment
    No appreciation

    Advice to Management

    Best Buy values have changed. Will lose a lot of talented individuals. Management pretends to care but at the end of the day it's just about the bottom line.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Not fun culture inside the company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benifits and vacation package.

    Cons

    office culture is not fun enviroment.

  7. Best Buy is a fast paced retail experience. Much of the business is driven by product launches i.e a new iPhone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada as an intern (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The energy and engagement of the "team" environment is great.

    Cons

    Best Buy continues to struggle year over year with increasing sales and so continues to be in a cost cutting spiral

    Advice to Management

    Consider the value of the individual GM. Is there a way to tap into their entrepreneurial ideas to drive a growth strategy.

  8. It was friendly atmosphere

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I like field work because I can mingle with different kinds of people

    Cons

    Happy to work with them

    Advice to Management

    Be friendly

  9. Loved this job, worked with a lot of great people. Lot's of room to succeed.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Process Supervisor in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Process Supervisor in Victoria, BC (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, Managers are awesome, time off was easy to attain even on a senior level.

    Cons

    Unstable Business, several remodels and store closures. Dying breed of big box stores.

    Advice to Management

    Store management was generally great, Management at a District level left something to desire.

  10. Cashier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Best Buy Canada

    Pros

    fun environment good orientation staff is friendly

    Cons

    hours dedicated to those who have more sonority

  11. Messy Online Department

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Category Manager in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Online Category Manager in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast pace and quick
    Entrepreneurial
    Great people to work with
    It was a growing category at the copmany

    Cons

    Management and other teams didn't appreciate the work of an online category manager

    Advice to Management

    communicate the importance of online to the rest of the company,

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