Best Buy Canada Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. 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

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

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    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.

  3. 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

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  5. Messy Online Department

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    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,

  6. Very busy environment where structure of the company is not well defined.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Benefit is not as good as other similar size cooperation.

    Advice to Management

    Need to find ways to retain employees.

  7. Non-commission but there is still pressure?

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    Former Employee - Mobile Specialist
    Former Employee - Mobile Specialist

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

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

    Pros

    In my opinion the best part about working at Best Buy were my coworkers. The environment was always so friendly and everyone makes the best of each day, I ended up making friends for life.

    Cons

    Best buy always talks about how they are non-commission yet the management puts so much emphasis and pressure on selling services and warranties. It gets to the point that you feel like selling a product "dry" is frowned upon.

  8. Clean job with less pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada

    Pros

    It sounds good that you work for Best Buy

    Cons

    Very less paying and unequal raise in different departments. Although doing same kind of stuff.

  9. I was depressed with sales, satisfied with product process

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    Former Employee - Product Process Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Process Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Huge variety of merchandise (especially online).
    Great staff discounts (depends on brand).
    South Vancouver is one of the cleanest, brightest locations.
    Non commission for sales persons (reduces a LOT of pressure when talking to people).
    As of January 2015, South Van's management team are great people, not just employers.
    My manager did notice my strengths were not in sales, so I was moved to product process, and had very little discomfort with the work that was asked of me.

    Cons

    I was very unhappy in a sales position (for personal reasons).
    Sales reps must have a very broad knowledge of technology to feel comfortable answering customers, and even after months of work might feel blindsided by some questions.
    You should expect to ask a lot of questions and teach yourself about processes if you want to do a better job, no hand-holding (not unique to this company, not a huge con)

  10. Fun experience but pay could be much better

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    Current Employee - Mobile Specialist in Lethbridge, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mobile Specialist in Lethbridge, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers and team who are dedicated to providing the best experience for customers
    Satisfying when you feel like you've really helped someone and got them the best deal
    Fun place to work when managers aren't breathing down your neck

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre, even though they claim that their pay is meant to compete with commission salesmen
    Management pressures sales staff heavily, as they are commissioned
    Scheduling can be a nightmare at times, but this is anywhere in retail
    Top Management can sometimes not be in the store for days at end
    Ability to move up hampered by "lifer" managers who will never leave unless their position is eliminated
    General Managers must come from a manager factory, as they are all exactly the same

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more fairly, and hold yourselves to the same standards you hold us to

  11. Poor upper management

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    Former Employee - Mobile Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mobile Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Best Buy Canada

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

    Pros

    Great employee discounts, relax reatil job.

    Cons

    A lot politics, unreasonable pressure from District managers.

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