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Best Buy Vancouver Reviews

Updated January 2, 2019
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Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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  • "Work Life balance can use some work" (in 495 reviews)

  • "Is hard to get hired on full time" (in 562 reviews)

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  1. "Best Buy"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Overall satisfactory"

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

  3. "Mobile Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobile Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mobile Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work colleagues,
    Supportive management,
    Many directions to advance
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Sales seem layered with bloated services

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  4. "Mobile Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mobile Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working atmosphere are fantastic, co-workers here are friendly, willing to assist junior. I got a lot of chances to interact with people. It is a good place to gain customer service and sales working experience for the starters.

    Cons

    There is no commission. The sales operation system there is unstable, it freeze frequently, which lowering our level of customer satisfaction.


  5. "656 LTD"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great management team, been working here for a long time with lots of progress.

    Cons

    I have no cons, i have been happy with the growth i have had in the past 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice of the management team


  6. "product process"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time

    Pros

    easy, stack and fill boxes. mostly relaxed. easy job but low pay.

    Cons

    holiday season you will get abused, high hours expected from part timers used to cut hours from the full timers. min 20 hours a week expected.

    Advice to Management

    only managers can make work fun, hit or miss with the managers.


  7. "Average Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive environment, great discounts, helpful e-learning, management team very supportive.

    Cons

    No commission, you're expected to work like you're getting paid commission, constantly pushing geek squad protection plans, rude customers, managers are always stressed.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Pay is too low for expected responsibilities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Connected Solutions Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Connected Solutions Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    - central location
    - employee discounts

    Cons

    - people with slightly more experience stand around and delegate all tasks to new employees
    - improper training on tills and sales system
    - There is pressure on employees to sell as sales are tracked and used for promotion, but the company doesn't directly state that to its employees


  9. "GReat"

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

    Pros

    Friendly apostrophe really is, great management and goood commission

    Cons

    Some times goal are impossible to get, and management will be on you for that

    Advice to Management

    Try and be very reasonal with some goals, for some seasons that are very slow


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Both good and bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Manager Supervisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Front End Manager Supervisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts on electronics and benefits are ok, full time employees get far better treatment than the part timers.

    Cons

    cut throat industry company only cares about the bottom line. Seasonal times are insane, employees can be clicky.

    Advice to Management

    invest in your employees well being, just because someone shows doubt doesnt mean their wrong. Believe and live what you say.


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