Mobile Specialist (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 22 November 2017
The Good: This is a great place to get your first job. It will teach you about how companies operate and where you fit into all that. The staff is typically really friendly and you can always get help when it's needed. This is a pretty low-stress job and when you get to know everyone, it's even better!
The Bad: No commission. The bosses will say "it's a good thing" but at the end of the day, you're still held to sales quotas the same as anyone on commission. If you don't meet your quotas you will be put on a "plan" that is code for "start looking for another job". (This is especially stressful for managers who seem to have high turnover rates)
Sales Associate / Product Expert (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 August 2017
easy job, but the fact there waqs no commision provided no added motivation for the sales staff, and in comparison to other electronic stores while we did have the products the customer service was not there.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 3 August 2017
Management is very cool, have a fun way of teaching and encouraging sales and targets. Can move up pretty quick in the store if you work hard, the most enjoyable thing about the job is the coworkers and the benefits
Connected Solutions Specialist (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 July 2017
It's a great workplace to be in. Very friendly staff and easy to get along with. As a full-timer shifts are at the utmost priority for the leadership team as they want their full-timers to lead by example.
Many career options to explore - one of the better companies to work for
Sr. Systems & Process Analyst (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 29 July 2017
Depends on the department and the role you are in; the working experience can vary a great deal. Some positions are high pressure and high reward; other could be mundane and uninspiring - so choose wisely.
Great compensation and benefit comparing others in the industry
Company direction and initiatives can be unpredictable; very much bottom-line driven
Customer Service/ Warehouse (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 July 2017
good job for experience. not sure if I would recommend to anyone. from my experience in the company, there are a lot of benefits to working at best buy however, if you stress out easily or don't work well under pressure, I wouldn't consider best buy a place to work at.
Product Process Specialist (Former Employee) – Sydney, NS – 25 July 2017
Got a new boss in the department that would rather talk behind people's backs and report to management and human resources because they are insecure. Never received any help from management regarding issues. Management would throw employees under the bus for their short-comings.
Sales consultant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 19 July 2017
this was a great high school job, worked with my schedule well. It taught great skills such as being knowledgable about many different products, facing challenges, and rush hour. Management was great at teaching skills and having a positive environment.
Product Process Specialist (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 19 July 2017
A great environment; however, as a product process specialist. This position was not uplifting when having to stand at the front receptionist the majority of the day. However, merchandising items kept me busy which allowed me to communicate with customers; which taught me how to communicate with customers.
Great place to work with job advancement opportunities
Mobile Lead (Current Employee) – Milton, ON – 17 July 2017
If you are motivated and want to move up they will coach you and help you get to the place you want to be. The environment is a good place to work and being in a small town store offers a chance to get to know customers.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Downsview, ON – 14 July 2017
With the exception of a store like Apple, I believe bestbuy gives you close to the best you're gonna get in terms of money and responsibliities compared to most big-chain electronics retail stores (like The Source, WalMart, and most cellphone stores).
Fun environment, lax responsibilities, good culture
Horrible wages, contradictory management, very little upward movement (its who you're buds with, not your credentials)
Sales/Stock Associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 July 2017
at the start of every shift you feel like you're going to a friends house to socialize but at the same time every day is very productive. learnt a lot about sales and how to operate a warehouse and the best customer service experience I've ever had.
Management, pay,and job duties are terrible. only redeeming factor is from aside the GM the people are friendly.
Sales Associate in the Computer Department (Current Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 13 July 2017
A day of the salesman will start off by grabbing a clipboard and walking around making sure customers are being helped. When its dead (the entire summer) you clean, we have janitors but they'll make you clean instead. Majority of my coworkers are friendly most actually being high school students because no one with any actual experience on how a business should be ran lasts long. The General manager frequently engages in shady business practices such as forcing people to quiet by cutting hours down or just flat out saying i accept your resignation, most are too fed up or afraid to fight it. also if your a student expect to be paid far less than even a newer untrained regular employee, full time or not.