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Best Buy Burnaby Reviews

Updated January 26, 2018
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Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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  • Work-life balance is difficult to perfect (in 468 reviews)

  • Is hard to get hired on full time (in 540 reviews)

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  1. "I'm happy to work here, culture and environment very positive energy"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Coordinator in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Project Coordinator in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to grow.
    Aswome foodcourt.
    Employee discount.
    Training and invest on people knowledge

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, well done.


  2. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - E-commerce in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - E-commerce in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    great company to work for!

    Cons

    got nothing bad to say.

  3. "Goodgoodgoodgood Goodgoodgoodgood"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Arguments or considerations for and against something, as in We'd best weigh all the pros and cons before we decide to add a new wing to the library. This idiom is taken from the Latin pro for “for” and con for “against.”

    Cons

    the favorable and the unfavorable factors or reasons; advantages and disadvantages. British Dictionary definitions for pros and cons. an argument or vote against a proposal, motion, etc. 2. a person who argues or votes against a proposal, motion, etc. Compare pro1 See also pros and cons.

    Advice to Management

    Good


  4. "Offers many career paths"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and presented many training opportunities. Adaptive company continues to strive during the ups and downs of marketplace. Store level is generally a fun place for younger startups looking for working experience

    Cons

    Bottom-line focused and initiatives could be unpredictable at times. Frontline employees can be tasked too heavy at times - focused a great deal on optimization rather than working conditions

    Advice to Management

    The Company values and mission should be updated with changes in market - mean what you says and employees will have better understanding the roles they are in


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Connected Solutions Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Connected Solutions Specialist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Connected Solutions Specialist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, great training, positive co workers and fantastic team.

    Cons

    Sales pressure with no commission, Huge management pressure to perform.

    Advice to Management

    Provide some sort of incentive to drive sales instead of a simple "good job"


  6. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time

    Pros

    Good culture. Good perks. Great people. Company is striving to be on the top 100 employers list. Also striving to build an amazing culture.

    Cons

    Challenging to grow at manager levels and upwards. Resistance to change with some of the older folks in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being amazing. The new glass offices are a clear indication of the culture you are planning to build.


  7. "Poor Management, weak HR connections"

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    Former Employee - Connected Solutions Specialist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Connected Solutions Specialist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good if you're a student, easy job with little care
    - great learning opportunity for sales
    - nice discount

    Cons

    - management is often biased
    - poor connection to HR
    - numbers driven to the extent where company values are sacrificed.
    - very petty drama WILL occur, and management will either get involved or allow the mistreatment to continue.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to make regular visits and connect with part timers. I worked here for two years and there was no change on a huge issue that was very detrimental.

  8. "Computer Information Agent- Geeksquad"

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Geek Squad in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discounts on Bestbuy brands, auction site for employees, get to see new tech when is comes out, and co- workers can be fun.

    Cons

    Sales focus, treat customers better than employees, not much room to be promoted, when you do raise is not much, various scheduling, no job security or loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as good as you treat customers.


  9. "Geek Squad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad CIA Agent in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Geek Squad CIA Agent in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice to be with highly educated people and stay updated with latest technologies. Great work environment. Well organized management.

    Cons

    No issues so far, however, would love to get more hours. Other than that completely satisfied by working for Geek Squad.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Easiest job I've ever had. But if you want to rent and have money for food maybe this is not the best option."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Specialist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mobile Sales Specialist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people good working varmint. Positive place to work. Stable company with room to grow and stability. Management positions and higher offer above living wage requirement.

    Cons

    The wages are set in the 1990s before millennium inflation. If you work here then you have to live in your parents place, in order to have any sort of disposable income.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more aggressive promotional latter to keep associates they are longer. Otherwise retraining can be a real drag on company resources. Hi turn over is costly and it diminishes customer experience because New hires fall below the expected knowledge base, One would assume is already cultivated there.


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