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Amazing culture and environment to be a part of
Connected Solutions Specialist (Part Time) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 January 2019
Best Buy's culture is something to be desired. Training is included, and the culture of the company is instilled in every associate. Living out their mission statements: 1: Learning from challenge and change, 2: Unleashing the power of the people, 3: Show integrity, humility, and respect, 4: Having fun while being the best.

Such simple pillars yet so powerful.
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Training, Management, Discounts and Benefits
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4.0
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Excellent Work Place
Operations Senior (Current Employee) –  Charlottetown, PE8 January 2019
Fast paced challenging work environment.
Excellent for meeting people from all walks of life
A large team of work place team
You get to move around a lot
It's great to solve customers problems and see them leave with a smile
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3.0
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productive
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Laval, QC7 January 2019
your team is always there for help you at any time that you need if u have a problem you can speak with your manager they will listen to you to make you feel good in your work place
Pros
party
Cons
long hours
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5.0
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Working in a surrey central.
Sales Person (Former Employee) –  Surrey Centre, BC5 January 2019
It was my first job in canada. It was a great experience to work with new people in a new country. Working in computer department selling all kind of technology laptop, desktop, music system or even monitor. Sometimes it was fun working also in tv department.
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4.0
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Fun and Informative
Connected Solutions Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 January 2019
Best Buy is a great start to your work life. Although I did not pursue this career further then a sales specialist, it really is a great foot into this career path.
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5.0
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Good and fun workplace
Senior Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC3 January 2019
A great workplace with good culture and lots of opportunities to advance into a leadership role. A typical days consists of customer service and helping customers making their decisions in purchasing tech. A lot of customers are confused about the latest tech and helping them is the greatest satisfaction.
Pros
Time goes by really quick when taking to and helping customers.
Cons
Customers who don't try to understand Associates
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5.0
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Great Workplace
Multi Channel Sales Associate, Seasonal (Former Employee) –  Ajax, ON2 January 2019
- Great work environment
- Amazing management team
- Supportive staff and leadership team
- Great benefits
- Thorough training for new hires
- Many opportunities for growth
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5.0
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Great place to be part of a team
ASSISTANT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Saint John, NB2 January 2019
There's a lot to do in a day, from cleaning/merchandising to selling and customer service. They have a great Medical/Dental plan as well as RSP matching, EPP, and Stock purchase options.
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4.0
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Good enought place to work
Operations Senior (Current Employee) –  St. John's, NL1 January 2019
Training and work place safety standards are good and constantly updated. Upper management does not always communicate as efficiently as possible leading to people sometime getting conflicting expectations about what is excepted from them.
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5.0
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fun,technical skills,leadership
Computer and Appliance Repair Technician (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON22 December 2018
From best buy, I improved speaking skills, Technical skills. Now I know how to repair laptops,TV.In best buy,i got all opportunities and they helped me in everyway during study time.
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4.0
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Amazing work enviroment and great place to work!
Manager (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC20 December 2018
Best Buy Canada has amazing people and amazing values. The company has great programs to help you grow both professionally and personally. Facilities at Canadian Head Quarters are plenty. They have a gym (24x7); cafeteria has deli, grill, chef’s special and salad bar, cheaper postal option, dry cleaning service and many more. The growth opportunities are numerous, given that there are so many departments in the company, there is no hinderance to growth. Initial pay is less, but as you show your skill set, tremendous opportunities await. Overall, a fantastic organization to work for.
Pros
Culture, Values, People, Brand
Cons
Initial Pay is less. But this increases as you add value to the company.
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5.0
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Good
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Metrotown, BC19 December 2018
I recommend this position if you are passionate about electronics. I learned a lot about sales and customer service to help customers meet their needs.
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3.0
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Very fun
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BC11 December 2018
Very fun place to work, coworkers and team culture is amazing here. The one negative thing is that sometimes your coworkers will get caught up in all the "fun" and slack off.
Pros
Good team culture
Cons
Slackers
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4.0
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Great for students and for extra cash/benefits/discounts
Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 December 2018
It's a fun place to work at. A lot of training, but managers are not terribly pressuring. Very flexible schedules. Great to have benefits as a part timer. Discounts are good, pay is bad.
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1.0
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Good work enviroment, but you're treated as a number and will be cycled through
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) –  Langley, BC27 November 2018
Was an overall good work environment to be in. They are on top of their first aid, and care about safety. But they don't care about any thing aside from performance. I ended up leaving because the workplace was to volatile for my anxiety from the HR. From the higher ups my anxiety had been triggered to the point of not being able to go to work, with them having known I suffer from severe anxiety. All of my numbers were above par, but I kept being pushed. Ultimately not a great place to work. Good filler if you're in between jobs, but I most definitely wouldn't want to seek a career here.
Pros
Good first aid
Cons
Inhumane ethics from their own HR
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4.0
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Good student job
Vente et service à la clientèle (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC26 November 2018
Pretty relax environment. Very cozy. The possibility are essentially limitless.
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4.0
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Amazing coworkers, but managers put too much pressure on employees
Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON23 November 2018
Best Buy expects employees to function like they're getting paid commission, however, refuses to add monetary incentives for larger sales. They need to figure out a way to motivate employees whether that be with money or product giveaways.
Pros
Fun environment
Cons
Too much pressure
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5.0
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good place
Mobile Department Senior Lead & Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BC16 November 2018
good place to work, good co workers, managers are okay. good culture for best buy, sales oriented, flexible, good chance to learn valuable customer service skills
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5.0
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Building Culture
Sales Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON8 November 2018
Great SOP and training program.
Fair salary compensation.
Very adaptive to the retail industry.
Good environment to learn.
Very good customer service company.
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3.0
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Co-Workers are great, corporate micromanagement and control sucks
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Kelowna, BC7 November 2018
Overall working at Best Buy is a fairly laid-back and relaxed job, but like any retail position it demands far too much sacrifice of personal time and well-being for far too little pay. It requires that to hold any full-time position you will never get to see your weekends or holidays ever again. The work is generally enjoyable, but sometimes you feel pressured to sell insurance policies to people that don't want them. The management at my store is generally very good, but corporate management is very distant and unaware of real problems at a store level and what should be done about them.
Pros
Workplace culture, cool staff events, free food fairly regularly, decent benefits package
Cons
Long hours, always work weekends and holidays, pay does not seem to correlate with employee dedication, work ethic, or skill set.
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