Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 20 February 2018
One of the worst companies I've ever worked for. they do not care about what their employee ideas are. Everything is top down. Managers do not care how their ideas implicate your job, even if its in a negative way.
Best Buy CHQ pays way under market across all departments, especially in IT. They have annual lay offs and will continue to do so. Only thing great about this place is the discounts you get. However, sometimes its not even that great, you might find better pricing on Amazon.
Save yourself the time and headache and just apply anywhere else but CHQ Best Buy, especially if you are in Software Development. They tell you its an agile environment, but it is really waterfall. You will not be able to grow your skills as a developer. Look at their website, everything looks the same for years.
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 15 February 2018
The culture and environment is absolutely amazing! But it is very clear to see that management has favourites when it comes to shifts. There is almost like a clique like environment with management and some employees. The pay could have also been better. Other than that it's an amazing place to work!
Sales (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – 13 February 2018
My hours were drastically cut, and i cant afford to wait around there anymore and see if they go back up. the people who run the store are great, my coworkers were amazing. the energy was unbelievable.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 10 February 2018
to be honest its actually a great place to work and the values the company says they want to project seems legit and they do seem to care but all and all the people i worked with ended up spoiling it for me for how i felt about working there.
Connected Solutions Specialist (Current Employee) – Orleans, ON – 9 February 2018
the day starts with me clocking in whenever I'm supposed to. then i have to go to the back room and grab a clipboard that they pretty much force you to use to sell geek squad services. they say best buy is not commission in terms of product sales but its commission in terms of geek squad services. whether that be geek squad protection or geek squad home memberships. they also want you to always try to attach accessories to each sale. I'll admit the people are great and they have events for the employees and such but the geek squad is being shoved down the employees and the customers throats.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 9 February 2018
Learned about the electronic and technology industry. Was able to develop my customer service skills and learn different sales tactics. There were decent employee discounts on products. The amount of work I put in to make money for the company was overlooked and unappreciated. With no commission incentives , most employees lack interest to go above and beyond there sales goals.
Training Captain / Home Theater Specialist (Former Employee) – Sudbury, ON – 8 February 2018
Sure, it can be faun and neat job. The pay? NOT GOOD. For al the wealth of info that we possessed while working there, we sometimes even trumped the "pros" of home theater/cell phones/computers. A lot of customers wondered why we all didn't work in higher paying jobs. How can we if those places don't look at your resume seriously? They think we're minors at any age. Best Buy shoots themselves in the foot here.
The managers are good, until the big wigs come in. Then, most of them are all too keen at pleasing the CEO's. I'm glad at least four of the many diferent managers I worked with weren't brown nosers. They complied with their duties, yet they knew and expressed about that there are better ways to deal with certain aspects of the company. So, my hats off to those four or five that did want better things.
Wish I had went to college and had a better job. This wasn't a good job. Even though it suited me to a tee.
Customer interactions, staff, some fun memories
Bad pay (we were worth a lot more than they paid), uninteresting policies that didn't help customers needs enough