Best Buy Canada Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Geek Squad Agent

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geek Squad Agent in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Geek Squad Agent in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    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.).


  2. Helpful (2)

    Print Production Artist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Print Production Artist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Print Production Artist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    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.


  3. Merchandise Manager

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    • 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


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  5. undermining

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    • 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.


  6. BBY really understand retail business

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    • 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)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  7. Best Buy Canada

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    • 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.


  8. Mobile lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada full-time

    Pros

    Everything is very find really!

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about it.


  9. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  10. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team, great culture, great compensation.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  11. third key

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work fun and learn a lot

    Cons

    Sometimes there was favouritism when it came to management

    Advice to Management

    Good work environment



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