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"Phone sales/Everything else"

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Former Employee - MCSA
Former Employee - MCSA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The pay was competitive compared to local companies.

Cons

Unreasonable management; kept changing procedures to be less and less effective and then blaming employees after many meetings explaining how the changes wouldn't work.

No chance at promotion.

No raises.

Advice to Management

Just quit.

Other Employee Reviews for Best Buy Canada

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good People Bad Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best Buy has nourished a great environment of people and experiences, almost everyone from part timers to upper management is friendly and fun.

    Cons

    The focus on numbers can be overwhelming, as on moves up the ladder the importance of sales are paramount. Some selling practices are underhanded.

    Advice to Management

    Budgets and ranking needs to be more customer focused and less financially. Take the example of Apple computers, customer service should be top priority instead of revenue.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Far from good"

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Merchandise Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Young, fun people who are generally social

    Cons

    I worked for FS at the Headquarters in Burnaby in the Merchandising Group and it is the WORST job I've had by far. Where to start...

    1. Most managers are old time sales people with no education and no degree (some didn't even finish high school). They can't give you any professional feedback to develop so you won't grow at all

    2. The job is boring, repetitive and you don't learn anything at all. Most jobs are not far from being a glorified data entry clerk

    3. The pay is sub par and terrible benefits. They give employees 3 year old 1G of RAM laptops! My niece who is 10 doesn't even use 1G of RAM to play games and yet we're expected to work on those laptops?

    4. The ass kissing here in unbelievable. It's all about who you brown nose. Multiple smart, capable people leave in droves, leaving a herd of incompetent people working here

    6. Most people work here and always look for something better. That's why they always have Merchandising Analyst/Merchandising Manager positions open. The turn over is REALLY high. I've worked with 3 Merchandising Managers in the same category for the 1 year that I was there

    7. Promotions are dangled like carrots and never given out. Managers lie to your face about your potential and the "raise" every year is at 3% maximum

    Overall just a cheap company. It might be OK if you just graduated from college and need a good name on your resume (a year max) but other than that avoid at ALL costs

    Advice to Management

    Get real professionals not some sales clerks with no education to manage your business

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