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Best Buy Canada Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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  • Big emphasis on targets, no commission (in 29 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good Outlook"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly Staff and a fun place to work

    Cons

    Work / Life Balance is not as good

    Advice to Management

    Look into attending continuing education to improve management and supervisory skills.


  2. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for very caring and loving to there employees. Great room for lots of growth opportunities and for lots of improvements.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything but that it's very fast pace.

  3. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada full-time

    Pros

    fast paced, great rewards, friendly people, development, culture, values based company, community involvement

    Cons

    retail hours, upset customers, time management, salary managers working 50 hours/week

    Advice to Management

    time management


  4. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great values, benefits/rewards and excellent leadership development programs! Senior leaders are down to earth and connect to the front line.

    Cons

    Opportunity to promote our employment brand internally and externally.

    Advice to Management

    Work on building a culture of innovation to match to energy around the customer and employee experience.


  5. "Field Agent 2"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Agent II in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Field Agent II in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with
    Challenges employees with new initiatives to keep us engaged
    Leadership is always open to feedback and offers opportunity for development

    Cons

    Salary is not the highest in market, offset with attractive work and healthcare benefits

    Advice to Management

    Less vocal staff need to be reached out to find out their opinions


  6. "Best company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    "HAVE FUN WHILE BEING THE BEST" - they want their employees to enjoy their job and have fun while they're at work. They pay well, and pretty much no one makes minimum wage.

    Cons

    Same cons as other retail jobs, weird hours and flexibility required.


  7. "S4 Sales supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GREAT PAY.. TEAM ATMOSPHERE... BENEFITS... IF WILLING TO MOVE YOU CAN GO FAR

    Cons

    No pressure until store is not doing too well.... them someone has to go...

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like people... not what have you done for me lately

  8. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and managers
    Good discouts

    Cons

    Fairly minimal wages, but not too bad for retail


  9. "Supervisor"

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

    I worked at Best Buy Canada full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company culture and SOP

    Cons

    Not enough focus is placed on career development


  10. "Very Solid"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Specialist
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to succeed at sales if you work hard, great opportunities to promote yourself if you work hard.

    Cons

    Best Buy Needs to look into better Security


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