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Sales Consultant (Former Employee), Toronto OntarioJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: training, job security
Cons: poor benefits
Best Buy has an excellent training program and takes the time to ensure their employee's are up to date and knowledgeable.

Most enjoyable part of the job is the morning meetings where they would encourage and motivate and inspire.
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Good place to start a career in retail otherwise!
Product Process Supervisor (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: fun place to work
Cons: wage rate is below average
worked here for roughly 3 years, its a fun place to work but other than that nothing else. Management has been awesome in micro level.
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Kelowna Store a goldmine that tuned to dirt.
Sales and Warehouse (Former Employee), Kelowna, BCJanuary 25, 2014
Pros: discount, meet good people there.
Cons: management, my way or the highway attitude, lazy, wage.
Don't apply to the Kelowna store if you want a job you will enjoy. It'll seem great the first little while but longer your there worse it gets. You realize how poorly it is run and that the management team has no idea what their doing.
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Productive, Organized, Friendly, Hardworking
Data Entry (Former Employee), Brampton, ONJanuary 21, 2014
Pros: working with children
I enjoy working with people, I love interacting with kids. I use my abilities to full extent to be successful in my work field.
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Decent place to gain experience
Sales, Product process & Loss Prevention (Former Employee), kanataJanuary 6, 2014
Pros: friendly workers, nice job environment
Cons: some management
Gained experience in sales, merchandising, product process and loss prevention.
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Productive and fun workplace to learn and improve customer service skills while learning about the latest technologies and consumer products
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 5, 2014
Had a blast learning and improving with the best team put together by the company.
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Having fun while being the best
Sales Associate / Warehouse receiver (Former Employee), Barrie, ONDecember 10, 2013
Pros: working for a company that believed in hearing everyone's opinion.
Cons: not enough hours
A typical day at work consisted of inventory controls, merchandising, customer greeting, down stocking, and cleaning. All in all this was a great place to work with, we cared about the customers and it really showed. We had so many long lasting relationships that encouraged people to continuously come back. It never felt like it was about the sales – more... but about the customers first and that's what made it such an authentic experience. My co-workers were very supportive which made the job that much better. The hardest part of the job would be dealing with angry customers and the most enjoyable part was seeing a satisfied customer leave the store. – less
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Working as a Sr. Electrical Technician
Sr. Technician (Former Employee), Brampton, ONDecember 10, 2013
Followed protocols and requests as per demand. Worked on different electrical as well as electronics devices. Hands job on each task. Trained many associates.
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Sales Manager (Former Employee), Etobicoke, ONNovember 21, 2013
•Responsible for training new employees and made sure employees complied with company guidelines

•Acquired and implemented knowledge of previous and current sales and promotions, policies regarding payments and exchanges, merchandises, and security practices

•Consulted business clients about new and advanced technologies

•Demonstrated excellent customer – more... service skills when professionally recommending, selecting, locating and obtaining merchandises based on customer needs and desires – less
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Productive experience
Connected Solutions Specialist (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MBNovember 7, 2013
I like to have experience in sales and customer service. It is a really good place to learn and enhance your selling skills.
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Fun place to work in
Order Resolution Administrator, e-Commerce (Current Employee), Burnaby, BCNovember 3, 2013
As a part of e-Commerce department of the one of the biggest consumer electronics retailer we strive to make customers' online experience as flawless as possible, making sure deliveries are done efficiently and on time and all the issues are resolved in a timely fashion and to the highest expectations.
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Poor Management. Only care about money
Geek Squad Installer (Current Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 23, 2013
Pros: discounts for staff
Cons: lack of respect for employees, horrid pay. non-caring management
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 – more... would not work with out them. – less
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Great Place to Work
Sales Associate / Repairs Technician (Former Employee), Newmarket, ONOctober 23, 2013
Pros: great environment
Cons: long hours during holidays
Management is helpful and understanding, always treats employees like people and focuses on advancing and teaching good sales and customer service techniques.

Great culture, many stores feel like a family

Good chances for advancement within the company, 1 on 1 coaching from management to achieve personal goals and improve performance

Competitive – more... wages and good benefits

Overall a spectacular place to work in retail. – less
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Same Old
Product Expert / Commissioned Sales Associate (Current Employee), TorontoOctober 14, 2013
Show up at work, speak to colleagues, print out reports and promotion and proceed to helping customers and selling services with all products. Co-workers are the best part of the job, the management can be hit or miss and interchangeable.
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very good environment at workplace
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee), LeasideOctober 10, 2013
Pros: competitive salaries
very good opinion about Best Buy to work over there. worked as a seasonal employee for a very short period. very dedicated and professional staff.
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Great experience working for a big electronic company, if your life doesn't mind taking a back seat.
Coordinator (Former Employee), BCOctober 7, 2013
Pros: work experience working in the corporate world and health benefits are nice.
Cons: lack of a work-life balance.
Typical day involved working long hours, over-time and occasionally weekends. Working with many different team members and departments was a great lesson in working with many different personalities and work-styles.
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an ok job while in school
sales rep (Current Employee), montrealOctober 6, 2013
Pros: around 10% discount after 3 month
Cons: ...
Depending of the BestBuy and the people that you work with it can be an ok job or even fun at times.
In sales there will always be a certain pressure to sell the Protection Plan and the salary is nothing to brag about.
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Productive, competitive
Computer, laptop, and tablets specialist (Former Employee), Heartland, MississaugaOctober 4, 2013
Sometimes busy, sometimes slow, but its a very competitive working environment. Make sales like everyone else or make more.
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Great environment...poor job security
Software contractor (Current Employee), Burnaby, BCOctober 1, 2013
Pros: great people
Cons: poor job security
This has a great atmosphere. People are professional, smart, and mature. However, this is not the place to go if you value job security. The company seems to cut valuable staff but keep less valuable managers who are making poor choices for being competitive in a growing online marketplace.
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Work hard, play harder
Assistant Buyer (Former Employee), Burnaby, BCSeptember 28, 2013
Great atmosphere. Fast paced but fun. No two days were the same.

About Best Buy

Best Buy Co., Inc. (Best Buy) is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment software, appliances – Read more