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Best Buy Canada Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  • No commission for sales associates (in 25 reviews)

  • Pressure to sell warrantee without any commission (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best Buy at a glance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior in Beverly Hills, FL
    Current Employee - Senior in Beverly Hills, FL
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll meet and work with great people within your department.
    It really is a team environment.

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to know what they want.
    One minute they'll ask you to meet certain criteria and the next minute they'll punish you for meeting the same criteria they just asked you to complete.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of hiring managers externally who go on power trips and don't understand the full rules of the store, why not try to train and promote internally?
    A manager whose been properly trained and worked in the store from Day 1 will be more effective than somebody who has experience from a competing name brand.


  2. "It was good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with intelligent co-workers and built long term relationships, both professional and personal.

    Cons

    Office politics and behavior were awful.

    Advice to Management

    None to give at the moment.


  3. "Good Job For Students"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Best Buy Canada part-time

    Pros

    Fair Pay, One of the best retail chains to work for.

    Cons

    Its all about the numbers. You'll find yourself trying to track sales goals though youre not commissioned.


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  5. "Great history of sales and leadership culture."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership development was a consistent focus. Processes and content for professional learning was always relevant and updating. Using internal leaders and coaches and mentors ensures culture remains true.

    Cons

    Political atmosphere from senior leadership blinded the brand to opportunity and opinion at times. Merchant opinion was typically over leveraged in contrast to learning from the operational divisions.


  6. "Connected solutions specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy Canada part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, good experience for someone starting into professional sales

    Cons

    Slow to none progression, cannot make a career, no commission or insentive​ to sell services and if you are highly skilled and competent but not available everytime they call for shifts, you will be overlooked by management

    Advice to Management

    Give incentive to sell services does not have to be monetary, but something more than just a pat on the back.


  7. "Working experience"

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work. All electronic gadgets makes it exciting. Good bondings between employees. Decent company benefits if you are full time.

    Cons

    Not enough man power to complete job/ task. Too much pressure of numbers. Difficult to balance family life due to long hours of work.

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic on their demands.


  8. "All about the management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Process and Loss Prevention Specialist in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Process and Loss Prevention Specialist in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Flexible company for part-time students, I was even able to work two jobs with them
    - Good people
    - Okay pay
    - Great manager for the first half

    Cons

    - Management changed and things got worse.
    - Have to attend morning meetings every once and a while on Sunday morning, so not good people that can't work on Sunday.

    Advice to Management

    - Stop micro-managing.
    - More consistent evaluations
    - Other than that i didn't really have an issues with the management at Best Buy Canada


  9. "anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good culture in the immediate team.
    Flexible hours
    shuttle from metrotown

    Cons

    a lot of red tape

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent. Treat non management people with more dignity


  10. "Decent entry-level job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great entry level position to build soft skills

    Cons

    Performance does not affect compensation

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who perform well


  11. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ontario (ON) in Barrie, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Ontario (ON) in Barrie, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada part-time

    Pros

    Health care is good
    Full benefits if your a full time

    Cons

    No bonuses
    Lack of communication between teams
    Major favoritetism
    High tuen over

    Advice to Management

    Stop picking favorites, give employees better reasons to stay


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