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Best Buy Edmonton Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "The employee discount is great and I love the accommodations" (in 1863 reviews)

  • "Fun to work for and all around enjoyable" (in 314 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hours are long and tough to manage work life balance" (in 502 reviews)

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

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  1. "Best retail job, by far!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Geek Squad, Agent (CIA) in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products sell themselves, great coworkers, opportunity to learn new things, employee discount. A great part-time, entry level job (at Geek Squad), very open/honest. Fabulous culture.

    Cons

    Obviously, you don't get paid to industry standards at Geek Squad, but as a student, it is good entry point.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! You guys are great.


  2. "Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "A fun environment with a ceiling"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. You will be working with the latest technology products and you will learn a lot, if you try. Working with people and tailoring a product or service to their needs is a rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Poor pay as it does not pay commission. Job can get boring as the hours may be slow during certain seasons. Certain departments with a small number of employees will prevent flexible hours. The career growth opportunity is very limited.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees based on customer reviews and sales record.


  4. "Good Place to work for time being"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geek Squad CIA Agent in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Geek Squad CIA Agent in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Pay is not the best

    Cons

    You can get decent discount


  5. "Good Job for Students"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Connected Solutions Specialist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Connected Solutions Specialist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You're given lots of independence, no micromanaging

    Cons

    They can be very intense about sales numbers even though we're not on commission


  6. "Salesman"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salesman in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Salesman in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multi-cultural, task is always engaging, management was ok, opportunity to meet lot of people...

    Cons

    Low salaries, Americans style salary style with no commission, have to wear uniform become boring compare to business outfits

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding, attentive and appreciative of your staff....


  7. "Innovative employer who is always moving the business toward the future"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Sales Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Department Sales Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee purchase discounts, employee benefits and stock options. Working with the latest technological devices and the hands-on training with new products.

    Cons

    Hours of shifts are not family friendly. There is a constant pressure to sell intangible products like warranties and install services.

  8. "Home Solution Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place to work as part timer. Fun loving atmosphere. Good discount on certain product. Learning opportunity in technology industry.

    Cons

    Not much appreciation on sales performances. Just verbal appreciation not any other benefits.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    learned about sales, also how to read people.
    learned how to be productive, and communicate with angry customers.
    able to up-sale and promote out product.

    Cons

    product are workable, however, they are not the best.
    the service that best buy provide does have detailed differences.
    the worker does not have much choice about their work time. Christmas eve starts at 0 am. At south common the management is pushy.

    Advice to Management

    change the term and condition of the TTP. Since it is a Total protection plan, it should cover every every every little thing.


  10. "Full-Time Computer Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on the management & your experience, your wage is decent.

    Cons

    Extremely sexist/discriminative towards females in the electronics field. Condecending & rude.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring an ignorant team & ignorant management. Women can be just as good if not better than men.


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