Best Buy Canada

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Best Buy Canada Reviews in Vancouver, BC

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
202 Reviews
3.0
202 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.  

    Mobile Lead

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Lead in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Lead in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada

    Pros

    To learn retail management and non commission based environment. To know how to motivate staff and multi-carrier knowledge

    Cons

    There's no career movement in the company. Very little work life balance. Sales target are pushed very hard even when it's non commission based environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Junior management is easy to get into but not too many options after that.

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    Business Systems Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  3.  

    One of the Worst Companies to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Langley, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Best Buy Canada full-time (more than an 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
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  5.  

    Do not work here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Best Buy Canada full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employee discount, employee discount, employee discount

    Cons

    Management, limited opportunity, and unknowledgeable staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company gone bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Best Buy Canada full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, good opportunity to network, good office amenities

    Cons

    very poor leadership, no direction or company vision, claim they are people first but actions say opposite

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look beyond your egos and make decisions that benefit the business not your personal agenda

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Learned tremendously from this environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The competitive environment, the amazing people, a ton of skills that you eventually develop and be thankful for. Such a fast past environment that you dont realize how much you gain until later on in your career. The network value is tremendous.

    Cons

    Worklife balance, you always feel under compensated, constant changes in the org

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best place to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Contractor in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Best Buy Canada as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount on some merchandises. That's it. The buck stops there.

    Cons

    - Poor management. Especially at Headquarters in Burnaby, BC. Some of their so-called Team Leaders and so-called managers in the Technical side are clueless to IT infrastructure, building and maintaining IT system. Everything is bandaged solution that will not resolve the issue.

    - No medical benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Managers should stop treating contractors and temp employees like disposable/expendable items. In the end, we just drop everything and leave and you have no way of picking up the slack because your own team lack the skills and experience to get the job done right in the first place. Simple as that.

    - Inadequate tools needed for contractors and temp employees to do their job. Contractors and temp employees are forced to buy USB HDD to store data temporarily to get work done. The company should be providing these tools.

    - Low pay with poor treatment = sweatshop

    - Impractical demand and decision by management = poor management with poor business decision

    - Too much team meetings within a day and week...so much time wasted on political debate here and there. Not very real world scenario = poor management = waste of time and money

    - Poor management of resources = not very effective management

    - Poor communication between Technical and Operations = poor communication in management

    - Use of Lync should be recorded just like emails being recorded for paper trail and evidence = poor governance = legal & liability issues

    - From an IT Management point of view, Best Buy's Head Office...it is the worse managed overall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    "Great People and a fun place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow your career and gain amazing experience in a variety of areas. A strong management team that really tries to make sure every employee is positioned for success. The people really care about the company and they are very results oriented, it was great working with like minded individuals, it really fostered a strong sense of belonging and teamwork.

    Cons

    Leadership can become too involved with micro management which can interfere with your ability to execute your job properly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An ever changing environment

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and company works hard to communicate its objective and goals to its employees.

    Cons

    Its a high stress environment and you either keep up or move on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I had worked for the company for over 15 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Best Buy Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company values and guiding principle created a solid foundations for all levels, really focusing on Customer experiences and innovative ideas, selling some great and cool products with latest technology. On line business has been growing fast

    Cons

    as on line biz grows, it started hurting the big box traffice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the core and transformations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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