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Best Buy Canada Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • Big emphasis on targets, no commission (in 28 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Organization is great when firm is doing well. My team is one of the best to work for in the company.

    Cons

    Your experience depends on which department you're under.


  2. "Sales Floor Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Connected Solutions Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Connected Solutions Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very positive workplace, good health benefits, great EPP.

    Truly one of the most positive work environments I've ever worked in for sales. They offer leadership training, opportunities and mentor-ship to move up within the company.

    Cons

    Compensation is low.
    Pressure to meet sales goals.

    Advice to Management

    Management expects demanding sales goals to be met but with no personal incentive and low hourly wages.

    Management asks one thing but often practices another.

  3. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Not bad job if you mind the stress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, overall great vibe

    Cons

    Management had way to much too do, and that bled out to everyone else

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring part time people so that you can get out of paying benifits.


  5. "Geek Squad"

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

    I worked at Best Buy Canada part-time

    Pros

    Discounts on most things
    Free Food on Big Events

    Cons

    Retail job
    Not enough training if your working as a seasonal


  6. "Very Solid"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Digital Experience Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Experience Designer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Digital Experience Designer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good co-workers in the design team
    - New office renovations are great
    - Product discounts

    Cons

    - Tools and software are outdated but they expect you to output great work with them
    - Upper management does not seem knowledgeable of the industry standard in design/development
    - Work is not challenging
    - Amount of work is not based on the resources available which leads to OT a lot of the time
    - Butt in seats mentality (Results don't matter as much)

    Advice to Management

    - Give workers industry standard tools
    - Hire upper management that knows what is going on in the design industry

  8. "Salary"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The live by their 4 values. They try to empower their employees to make decisions on their own to help take care of the customers.

    Cons

    Due to economic reasons revenue is down, people arent spending like they use to do. which in turn reduces labor.


  9. "Senior Merchandise Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment that reward creativity and a "can do" attitude. Operates on a scale not often seen in Canada.

    Cons

    Requires an A-type personality and a rather thick skin.
    More focused on the next quarterly budget results than what will drive the future of Retail.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing, don't get stagnant.


  10. "Great company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee purchase plan, in house cafeteria, team events, employee of the month

    Cons

    Salaries are not comparable to current job market


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