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Updated Aug 20, 2019

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Best Buy CEO Ron Wilson
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  • "Some of my fellow employees had a difficult time becoming full-time or moving up to other rolls(in 587 reviews)

  • "little to no hours after holidays as part time(in 541 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
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    "Best Buy is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Atmosphere, benefits, career advancement, employee discounts

    Cons

    Wage could be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Wage could be more competitive, other then that only good things to say

    Best Buy2019-01-06
  2. "I loved it"

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    Former Employee - Multi Channel Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are great and managers really seem to want to help you succeed

    Cons

    It can get really busy especially at the Eaton Centre location, people in a rush get very angry quite often

    Best Buy2019-04-24
  3. "Information"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Costumers Service in Edmonton, AB
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers Lovely customers Good location

    Cons

    No good hours Few shifts

    Best Buy2019-08-18
  4. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It was A great place to work. It had flexible hours. It had Interesting staff members. ANd a welcoming environment

    Cons

    Its was not a place I could see myself working for the rest of my life therefore iI was looking for something more challenging and more developmental.

    Best Buy2019-08-18
  5. "Great place to work. Opportunities to get promoted"

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    Current Employee - Workforce Reporting and Analytics Specialist in Burnaby, BC
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great employee facilities. Decent pay. Good employee discount. Good location

    Cons

    Same with any big company. Knowing who to talk to and how to make things happen takes time

    Best Buy2019-08-18
  6. "Overall great"

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Calgary, AB
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Really good discounts on products - For mobile associates, even better discounts for phone plans - Great team environment - Lots of events

    Cons

    - No real job advancement, more of a part time stepping stone job - Rarely get pay raises - Scheduling can suck, especially if alone and having to deal with multiple customers trying to get a phone

    Advice to Management

    - Hire more people

    Best Buy2019-08-13
  7. "good pt job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, part time hours

    Cons

    Management, easy turnover from employees

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on teamwork

    Best Buy2019-08-13
  8. "Great experience!"

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    Current Employee - Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate in Ancaster, ON
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Non commission based work allows you to work stress free and gain social experience talking to customers. Also great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Non commission doesn't reward you as much for hard work.

    Best Buy2019-08-13
  9. "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in West Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Buy part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Very fun - Flexible - Freedom - Great people

    Cons

    - Pay could be better (minimum wage)

    Best Buy2019-08-12
  10. "Great place to learn sales"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Kitchener, ON
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    enjoyed learning the basics of sales and meeting some great people!

    Cons

    managers are overly focused on metrics even though they don't always line up with customers' buying journey

    Best Buy2019-08-11
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