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Best Buy Toronto Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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Toronto, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

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  • "Working all holidays (work/life balance)" (in 477 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 546 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. "Associate"

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    Current Contractor - Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get discounts
    Awesome employee deals

    Cons

    MAnagement is rude .
    Favoustism .
    You don’t get leave

  3. "not bd"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Oshawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    easy work, great athmosphere, easy going

    Cons

    better management and no pay increase


  4. "working at best buy"

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    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - amazing company culture
    - treat their employees great
    - train you very well
    -discount on your phone plan
    - great discounts all over

    Cons

    - if you arent in the bigger department then you get allocated less hours
    - after holiday season part time workers are always on call
    - pay is minimal for the amount of work conducted
    - no commission (not much incentive to sell during slow period)

    Advice to Management

    hire what you can handle or let go of seasonal employees after holiday season


  5. "It's okay at best"

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

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

    Pros

    Employee discount is very good

    Cons

    You have to work more hours than your scheduled for.


  6. "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.


  7. "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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  8. "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!


  9. "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


  10. "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


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