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Best Buy Canada Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations" (in 1857 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable" (in 311 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hours are long and tough to manage work life balance" (in 498 reviews)

  • "New full-time employees PTO hours are extremely small" (in 563 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place and flexible schedule"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learn alot about dealing with customer issues

    Cons

    Some days can be very long

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on employee training

  3. "Overall satisfactory"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere - Good for 1st hand experience in retail

    Cons

    On-site training could be better and more comprehensive.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on training rather than fixing problems resulting from poor training


  4. "Management is undertrained and no chance to advance"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee discount is extremely high and a major benefit to being employed

    Cons

    No pay raises
    Unrealistic goals set
    Undertrained management


  5. "good"

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

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

    Pros

    great amazing cool fun groovy

    Cons

    nothing absolutely nothing. nothing at all

    Advice to Management

    biased


  6. "Good If you are in school"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Home Solutions Specialist in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Home Solutions Specialist in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great flexibility in scheduling, great discounts

    Cons

    can't think of anything right now


  7. "Sale Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people and fun environment

    Cons

    lots of work, busy most of the time

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Roboust sales environment"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "CSR"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere with staff
    Flexible work hours
    Employee discount available
    Got to try new tech

    Cons

    Can be long hours on your feet
    May deal with very rude customers
    Sometimes short staffed


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