Geek Squad Installer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 October 2013
I have worked in different departments. the only time they let you move is if it will greatly benefits them. they let go people who take pride in their work.
they pay as little as possible no matter how much effort you put. they only reward the sales team as they bring in money and any of the service workers or installers get nothing but told the company would not work with out them.
Discounts for staff
Lack of respect for employees, horrid pay. Non-caring management
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – 23 March 2017
A typical work day was pretty uniform actually, you get your order and you go through the warehouse creating the order organizing the merchandise on the skids. Then you drop your orders off at the designated bay/port, we also had to some product which would need to be organized since it was picked up in bulk and then moved to the correct bays. A big thing I learned at Best Buy was whether you do your job correctly and efficiently effects everyone in the warehouse so you going slow or making mistakes had an impact everyone in the warehouse and even the stores themselves, so working in a team was a big deal. the workplace was a great environment everyone was friendly you worked with many different people in the warehouse, there was always work but there were days where there was tons of work so you did need to be very fast pace at times. What I liked most about the job was that everyone worked together and communicated.
Connected Solutions Specialist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 March 2017
Great company to work for, mainly because of the team as well as management.
Only downside was some employees felt they were not getting compensated for the work they would put in. An example would be a few of my old coworkers reaching the number one sales position in CANADA but would get a 20 cents raise.
Another problem would be the way scheduling was handled. We would only get our next weeks schedule a few days in advance... planning a social life around this was very difficult especially since they wanted you to book days off at least 2 weeks prior...
Seasonal Gaming Specialist (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 21 March 2017
I was given the chance to try my hand at video game retail sales when I landed a seasonal job at Best Buy as a Gaming Specialist. It was such a fun job, great people to work with, great managers, wish I could've gotten a part time or full time position.
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – 17 March 2017
Company does not care about tenure or the level of experience on brings to the table, but rather how little can they pay you and keep you under their thumb so you will not outshine higher levels of management.
Multi-Media and Home Theatre Representative (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 16 March 2017
This is a place with new challenges to be met by every single customer. Never a dull moment with such amazing staff and customers. It also is a very entertaining position because you get to see the newest technologies.
Music Teacher / Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 7 March 2017
really enjoyed my time at Best Buy Canada. I was lucky enough to take part in the grand opening of the barrie store which debuted a music department/ school. It was the best thing i could have done at the time, great benefits, good/ secure pay and i got to play guitar for a lot of it (which is not the case for the rest of the store)
management was a little stuck in high school (mentality wise)
people are great to work with because for the most part its a bunch of college students who don't know what there doing in life haha
Product Process Specialist (Former Employee) – Prince George, BC – 6 March 2017
Amazing team. Everyone was super helpful to new and old employees both. Great learning experience. Very friendly environment. I learned a lot there and really enjoyed the experience, and found that I quite enjoy working in a warehouse environment.
Customer Service Representative/Ambassador (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 6 March 2017
I was hired seasonal but had great time working there. Management is very friendly and the environment is fun to work in. If I were to reapply I would do it but currently I'm looking for a career job in my field.
Home Solutions Specialist (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 2 March 2017
Personally, the job wasn't for me. It was boring work, making me clean everything literally ten times per shift if it wasn't busy. I didn't have ideal hours and they were not flexible with them at all. I also was aware after 3 months of working there, they were over staffed and to be honest, I never felt like my job was secure.
One day I wanted to go see my grand father and they refused to give me the time off. The sad par was that would have been the last time I saw him. He died a week later and I am a high school student so it's not like I could leave.
The worst part about the whole experience is I worked there for 8 months an they never TRAINED me. They even trained those who were hired after me so when the economy crashed I was the most logical lay-off.
I believe this is the second worst job I ever had,
mobile lead speciealist (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 2 March 2017
Usually the day begins with auditing of all the cell phone pricing. then we have a store meeting at the end of it we play a game of ball or what ever the manager see fit. the doors open and we begin serving customers. if there are no customers we do e learning or organize the mobile area. when I have associates working with me I train or quiz them on new plans and promotions.