Operations Associate (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 June 2017
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Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 22 June 2017
This company is a pretty good environment. I've been at this company for a year, and it's enjoyable enough. I don't mind the management or the people there. Most people are kind and caring and fairly understanding.
Seasonal Geek Squad Agent (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 21 June 2017
The managers are very friendly, if you're looking for a part time job and are familiar with electronics you'll do well in this position. In geek squad you're going to be working with a small team, usually 3-5 people including a manager.
Various Positions (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 12 June 2017
From opening the doors to locking up, it's always a full day at Best Buy. Employees always get their own handful of customers, especially during back to school season and Christmas. Anyone who claims to be courageous should take a shift during Boxing Day. However, there is always plenty of support from the store management and the fellow employees, as long as they are also not swamped.
Employee discount, stock options, flexible working hours
Concierge (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 11 June 2017
good place to work for if you are looking for good discounts on their products but pay is horrible expect too much in return of the small pay they have. no advancement in the company unless you are a teachers pet for the management a lot of favoritism in the office
Multi-Channel Sales Associate- Team Lead (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 10 June 2017
Day to day work was never routine. I learned to think on my feet, multi-task and stay organized. Management for the most part, listened to concerns and stood behind their employees. The team dynamic was great although it was a sales environment, it wasn't pushy or cut throat. Most of the team was under the "one team one dream" mind set and we had a lot of team functions, like yearly baseball tournament between all stores. The hardest part of the job, was saying no to customers. When there were policy's in place that prevented us from giving a customer a truly great experience, it was hard to say no when a yes would have turned them into a customer for life. The best part of the job were the people. Both the employees and the customers. They are unique and enjoyable.
Inventory Specialist (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – 9 June 2017
best buy is an easy place to work at, the management can be good depending on which location you work at but its not too bad. hours are mostly flexible and negotiable and there are a lot of good people that work there
Senior sales (Current Employee) – Belleville, ON – 8 June 2017
You are paid by the hour. No comission, no bonuses. You have very hard sales quotas to meet, most of which result in bonuses for management team. You have a 1 on 1 weekly meeting to discuss your performance which is fine, but it's mainly about getting certain sales quotas so management gets their bonuses. A typical day results in walking around talking to customers trying to get sales. The walkie talkies that you see Best Buy employees with in their ear, MAINLY is used for staff to ask for keys or assitance. However what also goes on is management announces half hour and hourly updates in your ear about sales, warranties and in home services and budgets that they are pushing on you about. They will push and push until they reach their quota. They will call out who just sold what to make certain people look good, can be very disheartening for sure. You do NOT have scheduled lunch breaks on an 8 hour shift, you must ask for permission to eat lunch. Sometimes you have to wait 5, 6 or more hours before being allowed to go for lunch. The best part is helping customers who really need it as that is rewarding. The worst part is the weekly meetings where management bugs you to keep getting higher and higher numbers so they get higher bonuses. Also everyone can track everyone else's numbers so there is NO CONFIDENTIALITY. If you are struggling everyone else can see it by logging in and seeing all of your differnet sales metrics. Very poor.
slightly above minimum wage pay
no scheduled lunch, management always bugging you so they can get higher bonuses
Amazing job opportunity with even more amazing people
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 7 June 2017
An easy going lifestyle with some action when you want it. Amazing leaders in roles to assist you when you need it. A great learning environment and also a great way to make many friends. Customer service is the key to win over your managers.
Great way to learn about electronics
Not as many hours when holiday season isn't around
Operations Associate (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 7 June 2017
If you just want experience in a fast paced, retail environment, Best Buy is the way to go. You have to learn on your toes and very quickly but there are a lot of cons.
I had NO work/life balance at all, the scheduling wasn't very employee friendly, you never got your schedule ahead of time as you'd get next weeks schedule during the week you're working so you couldn't plan anything.
The benefits were not bad if you were a full time worker.
Very understaffed at times, the machines didn't work 100% of the time either and getting them replaced was a long process that never worked out in the end.
Pros: It is a great first job experience, you learn a lot about giving great customer experience, multi tasking, adapting, and having a lot of patience.