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Updated February 19, 2018
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Toronto, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

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  • Work life balance but its retail (in 458 reviews)

  • Post holidays not many hours available for non-full time employees (in 526 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for students"

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    Former Employee - Sales in North York, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in North York, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    University student gives create skills and money to pay for school

    Cons

    The up selling of the extended warranty not fun

    Advice to Management

    Stop selling the extensions on warranty it’s a lie to customers


  2. "Decent job"

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    Former Employee - Full Time Sales in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Full Time Sales in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great discount
    -good trading depending on what manager you get
    -good flexibility for schedule
    -uniform is cheap and easy to maintain
    -company usually does training on the regular

    Cons

    -very weird payment structure with bonuses.
    -hard to move up unless you dedicate you me life to Best Buy
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    Advice to Management

    Have greater individual incentives in sales.

  3. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 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

    Discounds Benefits Scheduling Management Other

    Cons

    Low pay Hours Advancement Overtime No comission

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  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associaate in Ajax, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associaate in Ajax, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on your store management is great and pretty much makes the experience

    Cons

    All companies have their cons, Best Buy Ajax more or less promoted people based on friendships and biased opinions that reflected in the choices made

    Advice to Management

    Don't have favoritism when it comes to employees and promotions, make sure to treat all your employees equally!


  5. "Best Buy Connected Solutions Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Best Buy Sales Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment with technology
    Interactive
    Great employee discount

    Cons

    Poor training
    No benefits for part-timers
    They arent making as much money as their competitors so they heavily rely on GEEK SQUAD service plans - you are encouraged to sell them although there is NO commission

    Advice to Management

    Care more for your employees rather than your company numbers


  6. "best buy canada"

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great place if your looking to move up in the company

    Cons

    unorganized in certain departments

    Advice to Management

    focus on different aspects of the store other than sales targets


  7. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Near technology, get to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Lot of high school / young kids. Some of them are great but a lot of them do not care

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your good people

  8. "Great for IT experience"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting point for someone with no experience

    Cons

    No care from management on advancement

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees


  9. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Woodbridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Woodbridge, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, benefits, good management, fun and enjoyable

    Cons

    working under pressure with lots of customers


  10. "Good First Job"

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    Current Employee - Home Theatre Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Home Theatre Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with your school schedule, and are willing to make accommodations for it. Everyone is extremely nice. They train you a little and then let you do your thing.
    Discounts are fun.

    Cons

    Employees do all the work while managers just sit around and scratch their butts.
    Always pushing you to sell warranty as if it was commission.
    Some managers are useless.
    Hard to move up in the company.
    If you want to move up you have to be best friends with the GM otherwise you wont ever move up. Its all a politics game and usually those of which speak the same language get promoted faster.

    Advice to Management

    if you schedule a manager in the morning to open along side another associate, you should have a 3rd associate in since the manager wont ever sell or help when it gets busy.


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