Best Buy Canada Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
258 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset

258 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Poor pay, little support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobile Specialist in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mobile Specialist in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I worked at Best Buy Canada

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

    Pros

    I liked most of my coworkers; they tended to be smart and kind people.

    Cons

    12.00 is your base pay in Mobile for doing the most complicated job in the store; it's the same rate as everyone else's in other departments. Management seemed to think that doing e-modules about Work Safety constituted training. Aside from that, I got one week of "sales induction" training on the floor.

    Advice to Management

    Mobile has the highest gross margin of almost anywhere in the store. For that reason, Best Buy should treat their Mobile employees according, and pay them a competitive wage.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Geek Squad Agent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geek Squad Agent in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Geek Squad Agent in Vaughan, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Working in Best Buy's Geek Squad was a great experience. We had access to a great set of diagnostic tools to deal with most problems associated with faulty hardware and software. Thanks to great corporate culture daily work routines didn't feel as tedious as is sometimes the case in retail work. The discount program available to all employees was also excellent.

    Cons

    Most of the problems I encountered while working there are the types of problems typically associated with retail in general and not BB in particular (short-tempered, sometimes incredibly rude customers, fast-paced environment with high customer turnover etc.).


  3. Senior Software Architect

    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada

    Pros

    Good people, good team willing to be better.

    Cons

    Culture, it's a very tough environment


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    Print Production Artist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Print Production Artist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Print Production Artist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Best Buy Canada

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

    Pros

    Great cafeteria. Lots of nice people.

    Cons

    Job security. Somebody was always getting laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like people and not cogs.


  6. Merchandise Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting work, great experience, high level or responsibility

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough


  7. undermining

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada full-time

    Pros

    Awesome atmosphere, great people to work with. Amazing training

    Cons

    Be prepared to look after much more and beyond what the title job description is advised. Example (planograms, other department training, operation training.)

    Advice to Management

    Ensure department leaders are assigning tasks to their department.


  8. BBY really understand retail business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Professional BBY for Business in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Professional BBY for Business in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There processes and procedures were all very well thought out. There training manual is the the holy grail of sales techniques. I have learned everything I know about sales from them. BBY also know how to drive a great culture in their stores and they understand the psychology of the customer.

    Cons

    As the company is growing quickly, some of the management were not BBY quality.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on developing your people the BBY way.


  9. Best Buy Canada

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Best Buy Canada (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mobility, flexible schedules, great experience into the retail world

    Cons

    Every store is ran very differently depending on the General Managers. Limited upward movement.

    Advice to Management

    Still in the process of trying to bring the brand back so cannot speak until their plan is complete.


  10. Mobile lead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everything is very find really!

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about it.


  11. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, discount, stock options, sales culture

    Cons

    Slow to move up, not commission considering work load

    Advice to Management

    Focus on time management for better work life balance



Showing 258 of 266 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.