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Best Buy Canada Reviews

Updated November 12, 2018
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  • "Doesn't offer the best work life balance" (in 485 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 559 reviews)

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  1. "Best Buy"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! The staff is also really friendly.

    Cons

    Strict hours. In downtown location there is a lot of theft.


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved working at Best Buy. Flexibility and understanding by management.

    Cons

    Odd work hours during peak time of year but it is expected.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized and listen to employee needs.

  3. "Roboust sales environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Very good environment.
    2. If you love tech you would love this.
    3. Management is usually great.
    4. Decent employee discount

    Cons

    1. Pay rate could be better.
    2. Difficult to get day off.

    Advice to Management

    Good job.


  4. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing work environment, best place to refine communicative skills.

    Cons

    Great Work environment, I do not have any issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering employees to learn through challenge and change!


  5. "Best Buy"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Young working environment, staff is fun

    Cons

    Major pressure to sell warranties and maintenance plans


  6. "agent geek squad"

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    Current Contractor - Québec in Gatineau, QC (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Québec in Gatineau, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the discounts where really the best thing about working there

    Cons

    working until 10pm is horrible when you have school starting at 8am


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place and flexible schedule"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Really nice people to work with
    *Different challenges every day
    *Busy work environment, there's always something to do
    *Flexible schedule according to my availability
    *Really good benefits and employee discount

    Cons

    *Low pay
    *Prepare to do a lot of self-training

    Advice to Management

    No complains here, management was professional and always try their best to achieve the goals for the store while keeping everyone comfortable. Keep it up.

  8. "Hours"

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    Current Employee - Counter Intelligence Agent in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Counter Intelligence Agent in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good working environment , good ambience

    Cons

    Non cooperative management , biased reviews about employees


  9. "Okay for a part-time job"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours for the most part
    - Good team

    Cons

    - Dry and repetitive work
    - Had to come in at 5am on Fridays for price changes

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Management in the area

    Cons

    Some customers are very mean


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