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Updated Feb 18, 2015
Updated Feb 18, 2015
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    Computer Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was a 3 stage process. Once they reviewed your application, you were either selected and called to meet with your department supervisor or rejected without notice. After the supervisor meeting, you met with a manager of some sort, usually dealing with that department as well. If you made it that far, then you met with the GM. Congratulations, you're in.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about stealing, even if it was just a candy bar?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    You got the job. Starting pay is this (usually $9.50). Here are some more technical documents. Do you accept? Do you have any questions?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Computer Sales Associate/Entry Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    The Hiring manager was on his phone "Ranting" to somebody else on the phone, during 95% of the interview when he was asking me questions. Acted like he didn't have the time of the day to deal with me, near the end of the interview he just walked out of the room and never came back. This was the 3rd Interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There really wasn't any questions as I was being ignored!!!   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Computer Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had an initial interview with a supervisor that entailed very basic interview questions and preferences regarding department. The second interview was with the general manager and was similar and almost less specific than the initial interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Computer Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    The questions are very easy and cliche'. "Tell me about a time you took lead in a project etc. Google the questions and they will appear. The easiest way to get hire is apply during the holidays and work diligently and they will keep you after the season is over

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Computer Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Best Buy in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    When I first got there, you have to ask the person who greets everyone that you're there for an interview. Then they call their supervisors and you wait til you get called. I had my first interview in a room in front of the checkout lanes. The first question I was asked was why I was interested in best buy. Then I was asked about my past work experiences dealing with people. What are my strengths, weaknesses. How do you work with a teammates etc. After my interview ended they called me later that day for a second interview which I had with the store manager. The second interview was almost the same as the first with the questions asked but I was asked about my prior work experience and asked to explain what I do. This interview took place in the home theatre section of the store. Basically once you get to this second interview you are basically offered the job. All is left if you are able to meet their hourly demands as I learned that you can't get a M-F 9-5 job and the work schedule is usually flexible and never fixed.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I was offered the job but they wanted me to work during Black Friday. I had already made previous arrangements for Black Friday and wasn't able to work on those days. Therefor I wasn't able to accept the job at the moment

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
  7.  

    Seasonal Computer Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Best Buy in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for the seasonal sales consultant - comp position, and got a call the next day asking if I was available for an interview. I came in and sat down with one of the store managers, talked for about 10 minutes and got offered the position on the spot. Very painless, quick process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, was offered an hourly rate to take or leave.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Computer Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Best Buy in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview on the phone in response to questionnaire on line by someone with one year experience followed by in person with assistant manager in depth followed by store manager with several other persons.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you made a mistake and what did you learn from it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Computer Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    I filled out the online application and attempted to talk to the hiring manager in-store as a follow up. She was busy, but called me back after a few hours. I came in to interview the next day, but was interviewed by a department manager instead of the hiring manager. The interview went well, but I did not hear back for several weeks until I was asked to come in for an interview with the general manager. I was offered the job on the spot, and the second interview quickly felt like a formality, as the manager spent more time training me than asking me questions. I was made to take a drug test, and started my training just days after a good result.

    Interview Questions
    • I was mostly asked questions about how I handled certain situations in previous jobs; When I had to overcome an obstacle with a team, when I had to sell something to a customer, etc. No questions were unusually hard in comparison to other retail jobs, and the interviewers seemed more interested in what my responses showed about my personality than my experiences.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was asked to name how much I wanted to earn, and when I low-balled because I desperately needed a job, I was offered more than I asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Computing and Tablet Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cheektowaga, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cheektowaga, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone call within a week or so of applying to do a quick screening and then schedule an interview. My interview was about a half hour and had the obvious standard questions. I scheduled a second interview at the end of my first for a later date, which just ended up being the General Manager talking about pay and telling me when my first day would be.

    Interview Questions
    • If you saw another employee trying to steal something what would you do?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. I really just wanted a job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Computer Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Best Buy in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Best Buy has a cumbersome and clunky interview process. I applied for a FULL time position they had posted on their Careers web site. Come to find out in a "meet and greet" that the General Manager says he does not hire anyone in at full time. Why the full time posting? I think is quite dishonest on the part of Best Buy. Communication is very bad. Try calling Best Buy to speak to the necessary person during the process and you'll get recordings to wade through and maybe be able to leave a voice mail for someone who will never call you back.

    Interview Questions
    • None. Any question they ask you should be able to answer to their satisfaction. This is not rocket science. It's retail where the customers know at least as much as the associates.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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