Best Buy Canada jobs
Headquarters: Richfield (MN, United States)
Year of creation: 1966
Type of company: public
Sector of activity: retail
Best Buy is an American multinational consumer electronics retail company. It has operations in Canada and Mexico with more than 125,000 employees spread over approximately 1500 locations. It sells consumer electronics such as software, music, video games, mobile phones, televisions and digital cameras, in addition to home appliances, all in a non-commissioned environment. It is one of Canada’s largest and most successful retailers. Also operating under its banner are BestBuy Mobile and Geek Squad. There are approximately 135 Best Buy and 53 Best Buy Mobile stand-alone stores in Canada. The first Best Buy stores in Canada were opened in 2002. Best Buy’s Canadian corporate headquarters are located in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Best Buy has more than 5,500 full-time staff in Canada. Teamwork and collaboration are key elements in the work ethic of this retail organization, with management and employees stepping up to fulfill their respective roles. Individual and team efforts are recognized with, for example, individual performance bonuses and on-the spot rewards. An intranet site, a suggestion box and a company newsletter are other strategies Best Buy uses to enhance and encourage a sense of belonging in the company.
Buy provides competitive compensation and a generous benefits package for its employees that includes a health and wellness plan, life and disability insurance, parental leave with top-up, flex-time, a compressed work week and telecommuting. Additionally, there is a defined pension plan and a share-purchase plan to encourage an ownership culture. New employees receive three weeks paid vacation after one year and there are five personal days available each year. Best Buy encourages learning and, to that end, provides subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring, in-house training and leadership training. It also provides paid internships, summer jobs and co-op opportunities for students.
Best Buy is a strong advocate of social responsibility. Employees supported approximately 100 community and charitable organizations last year, including Geek Squad Academy, the Boys and Girls Club, and Best Buy School Tech Grants. Best Buy matches employee donations and employee volunteer hours with company donations. Best Buy believes that technology can benefit students and their education, enriching their lives by building confidence and creativity. It is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2019.