Computer and Tablet Supervisor (Current Employee) – San Carlos, CA – 29 April 2013
Great time working for the company, learned alot about management and how to work with clients and take care of their needs. Learned to train employees and work with big groups of people to all achieve a positive growth
Connected Solution Specialist (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 May 2017
There is a lot of products knowledge and interactions with people. Each single client is unique and is coming to see us with specific needs and requirements. Our job is to find out what those needs and requirements are by asking them lifestyle questions in the most professional manner, and then provide them advice the client. Being able to communicate in front of people, ask them questions about their family and lifestyle with creativity and enthusiasm is HUGE for this job. There are other skills associated, which are multi-tasking, communication and time management. E-voice team organizes events such as gaming nights. It is an opportunity for everyone to gather and socialize. New employees can easily break the ice and get to know their new team as well.
Fun workplace, very good training, management is very good
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 24 May 2017
Bestbuy has an amazing work enviroment and very good training for new employees. The work culture is very fun and supports individual growing. Management is nice and caring for every employee and address issues seriously. The hardest part of the job was during peak hours when the pressure really does increase many times over.
Break room usually includes cool gadgets like a ps4 or large led tvs
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 19 May 2017
I've worked plenty of retail jobs and best buy by far is one of the ones with most flexible schedule, the management is understanding as well most of the time. Its a new challenge everyday, somedays its really dead and thats to be expected from a retail job.
Pros - Flexible hours - Staff is really friendly and welcoming - Decent employee discounts
Cons - Too much pressure on selling the warranties for a no commission based job. - Too much pressure on online surveys, personally I'm the type of person that would rather give feedback in person to the employees manager that helped me rather than putting some feedback on an online survey. - Your hard-work is not really rewarded, in the end you're getting the same pay as the guy selling no warranties.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 17 May 2017
Working there was enjoyable, it was hard work most days but the management understood this and compensated well for it. We frequently received free lunch or breakfast and played games during down times. Everyone was nice and helpful and understanding if you had difficulty completing tasks.
Connected Solutions Sales Person (Former Employee) – Weston, ON – 16 May 2017
I had plenty of great experiences working at Best Buy but when it came to the mangers those experiences fell flat. They pawned off jobs onto those below them and then spent their time just chatting with other managers.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 15 May 2017
Flexible schedule if time off is needed for personal matters. Very one is treated fairly and with great deal of respect. Pay is alright but for what it lacks it is made up for by employee perks and group benefit plan available to all staff.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 May 2017
A very diverse culture. Would deal with plenty of different customers everyday looking for anything from making big ticket purchases on tvs and sound systems to someone coming in to find the right cable to connect devices. This job helped me learn a lot about customer service and about the new gadgets and media out in the market today.
Customer Service Representative/Cashier (Former Employee) – Prince Albert, SK – 12 May 2017
my job with best buy was very hard, but worth it. I started out as a seasonal and than became part time. I learned a lot throughout my employment at best buy including the different jobs of 4 departments, its not hard of a job just have to apply yourself.
Product Process Associate (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 7 May 2017
I worked my butt off for this company for months and still got little to no hours, newer people got promoted before I ever did. I remember one time I spent a whole 2 hours cleaning an entire warehouse of tv's BY MYSELF and still was told by my manager "you gotta earn the hours". Management would not lead by example but instead lead by fear. My supervisor in particular would literally tell me to shut up for just saying something nice. I am probably just unlucky to have landed in that part of Best Buy but who knows. The company itself has no growth for part timers, and has more initiative to harass there employees before commending them for a job well done.
Little to none
Terrible management, terrible growth, overall just terrible.
Senior Accountant, Controllership (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 4 May 2017
Great company to work for, friendly and helpful employees, fair pay and benefits Started working independently almost from day one, minimal training was provided. There were some outdated procedure descriptions. However, if you are quick learner and self-starter, minimal training will not be an issue.
great workplace, friendly employees, shuttle service from Metrotown SkyTrain station to Best Buy CHQ