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Future Shop Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2019

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4.0
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54%
Recommend to a Friend
47%
Approve of CEO
Ron Wilson
93 Ratings
Pros
  • "Compensation (commission) was high for a part-time role(in 23 reviews)

  • "The excellent employee discount was awesome for nerds like me(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Really seasonal type of business, best buy(in 17 reviews)

  • "Part time you had to pay for your benefits(in 12 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Future Shop

    Pros

    Good people. good grow. opportunity more

    Cons

    less income. less benefit, no

    Advice to Management

    nothing

    Future Shop2017-11-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Zero job security, everyone disposable, profit and personal politics over people, betrayal."

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    Former Employee - Agent Level II 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Future Shop full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is on time, nice discount, worker level colleagues great, good health/dental. Working at Best Buy headquarters at Burnaby (owners of future shop ) better than working at store level. Ethics and atmosphere more mature.

    Cons

    As the 'renew blue' and 'renew red' cost cutting and job shedding measures continue to try and get Best Buy back to good profitability bite, successive waves of job losses over the last 4yrs have left staff morale low and fear of losing jobs at a high. Staff are now hired as to how cheap they will be, especially at installer level. Zero job security, as seniority and pay level rises over time, they cap it at $20ph...

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    Advice to Management

    Overhaul the termination process. Make it hard for management to terminate without cause hardworking, honest staff and installers where their customers and clients love them. Stop the petty personality politics, hire and retain on merit, experience and integrity, not firing people like above who start earning too much, and replacing them with school kids who will take $9ph. Customers are noticing.

    Future Shop2014-07-26
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Never again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Hill, GA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Future Shop full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Made some good friends that I still keep. They have helped me through a lot of things that I've had to face- but never alone

    Cons

    Horrible place to work! Horrible management! Horrible upper management team! They don't care about the employees but only about the money Especially the one on tinge and 16th- the way the store is managed is bad. Felt nothing better for myself came out of it and didn't feel appreciated even after everything I did for them.

    Advice to Management

    Get you racy together and become real managers Either that or quit because you're making people hate you and the company and making themselves feel like they have little worth.

    Future Shop2014-04-02
  4. "Decent for part time work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Future Shop part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Seasonality and consumer buying patterns can lead to good months making over $4,500/month. Fairly easy job for the most part.

    Cons

    Sales associates are bottom feeders to the organization, and for the most part, there is a lot of micro-managing on the floor. Low autonomy. Not enough monthly profit sharing in regards to sales targets. Recently change commission structure

    Future Shop2012-12-10
  5. "hello"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Halifax, NS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Future Shop full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very nice place to find job

    Cons

    not pay enough for me

    Advice to Management

    always pay more money man

    Future Shop2019-07-12
  6. "1st job"

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    Former Employee - Connected Solution Specialist in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends

    I worked at Future Shop part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great place to learn and gain job experience

    Cons

    You have to be competitive all the time

    Future Shop2019-04-27
  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Geek Squad CIA Agent in Kelowna, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Future Shop full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Discount, flexible schedule good team

    Cons

    Stress, no life balance, long hours

    Future Shop2019-04-09
  8. "Ok, for some time"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Future Shop part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It was a nice environment, people were really nice

    Cons

    the salary is not that good

    Future Shop2019-02-10
  9. "Future Shop"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Future Shop full-time

      Pros

      Was a great place to work out with great people

      Cons

      no longer in business unfortunately

      Future Shop2019-01-28
    • "Entertainment Coordinator"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Future Shop full-time

      Pros

      Great Environment with Great People

      Cons

      There really wasn't any cons

      Future Shop2019-01-04
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