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Flexible hours equates to working from home and on the road

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burnaby, BC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC

I have been working at Best Buy Canada

Pros

In Merchandising, you learn lots about how to run a business, from assortment planning to marketing and promotional planning and merchandise execution. This knowledge is as our President and COO puts it "Retail MBA"

Cons

Very tough budgets, which in turn leads to low employee morale. Job compensation does not relate with effort put in.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lower requirements needed for bonus if budget is set to be very tough. Max requirement for bonus was lowered but minimum requirement stayed.

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    Low pay but fun

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Best Buy Canada

    Pros

    I have worked at my store for a long time, this job is pretty easy going and fun to work at.

    Cons

    The pay is not fair in terms of the amount of effort you have to put into getting good sales and the amount of pressure put on you by managers.

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    Company very focused on sales but is not concerned about people.

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    Former Employee - Senior Merchandise Manager  in  Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Senior Merchandise Manager in Burnaby, BC

    I worked at Best Buy Canada

    Pros

    The pay is fair, there are good bonuses, company matches some charitable donations, opportunities to manage different areas of responsibility.

    Cons

    Senior management is poor. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBY USA and the only concerns of the Canadian management team is in landing quarterly and annual sales results. Community involvement is measured and issued only as necessary to reach the sales goals and is not particularly genuine as it was under management when the company was taken over originally.

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    Best Buy Canada needs to really evaluate what your North Star is. If it is just to achieve sales and profit, you will inevitably manage the company into non-existence as you are cutting corners constantly which impact your customer service and employee satisfaction. If you instead too a benevolent approach to company goals for the customer, community, and employees, sales and profit would foliow for years to come. Now is the time to decide, as the street sees Best Buy as on a life support system and they will pull the plug.

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