Good experience for a first job
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.
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.
No job work/life balance at all