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Best Buy Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Computer Sales Associate Interview

Computer Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in June 2014.

Interview Details – I had mutiple interviews with Best Buy. Ill run through all of them.

First Interview: Over the phone, basic questions like "How would you rate Best Buy?". Simple non-personal questions.

Second Interview: In store, with either HR or Manager of the department. That is where they ask the more personal questions. Ill list a few.
     Name a time when you went the extra mile for somebody.
     Name a time when you had to work with somebody you didn't like.
     Name a time when you had to do something on your own without guidance.

Third Interview: With the GM, pretty easy. As far as I could tell, he had already made up his mind because he didn't ask me any questions related to myself.

Interview Question – Name a negative quality about yourself.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Coulnd't handle required times and school.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Mobile Sales Associate Interview

Mobile Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in June 2014.

Interview Details – Just the initial interview. Asked the usual questions, why best buy? and why would you be a good fit for this position? when are you available/ would weekends and holidays be a problem?

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond what was expected for a customer   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in August 2013.

Interview Details – Communication goes from phone interview to two more interviews after that. Can be very simple as long as you are honest and feel that best buy is a very good place to work at.

Interview Question – What do you think best buy is compared to other places.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation of salary


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Transaction Associate Interview

Sales Transaction Associate
Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Best Buy in October 2012.

Interview Details – fast and easy, the interviewers were very nice. i was interviewed by their regional hr manager and the the regional manager from a certain department. it all went well as i was very familiar about the latest technologies and games and stuff so it was very easy for me. i got the job right away and i was informed about the salary and they told me they were gonna call me back to let me know about training.

Interview Question – nothing difficult as long as you are aware about selling the products.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – when do you wanna start


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Best Buy in January 2010.

Interview Details – It was okay. Interview was quick. They said they liked me. I said I liked them back. Told me to sell them a pen. I quoted Wolf of Wall Street. Not sure if that's the best movie to reference.

Interview Question – Describe yourself in 3 words.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Mankato, MN

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Best Buy in September 2013.

Interview Details – The hiring process includes a VERY long testing session done online and 2 interviews. I was hired for seasonal work so it was somewhat rushed. Everyone I spoke with was positive and happy.

Interview Question – A few questions were situational sales questions and you really didn't need to know HOW to answer them, you just needed to know how NOT to answer them.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I wasn't in much of a position to negotiate since I was only being hired for a couple months worth of work.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

Interviewed at Best Buy

Interview Details – The hiring process was quick and easy, I was hired and started my orientation within 2 weeks. I met with the supervisor, manager and GM. This was a 2 round interview process.

Negotiation Details – Easy.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate Interview

Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Best Buy in June 2010.

Interview Details – Lots of useless questions basically seeing if your ca BS your way through them. Believe me you will do this every day for the rest of your employment also

Interview Question – Explain a time where you went above and beyond for a customer, What is the hardest team you have ever had to work with and why and how you over came it.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Support Associate Interview

Sales Support Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Best Buy in October 2012.

Interview Details – Called the day after I applied, simple phone interview and then I went through three in-person interviews in one day. They typically have all interviews at separate times. The last interview is with the store's General Manager to make sure he approves. Your other interviews are with your immediate Supervisor and Manager.

Interview Question – What previous jobs have you had that makes you qualified for this position?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to get just under a dollar more than they originally offered.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Best Buy Sales Associate Interview

Best Buy Sales Associate
Roseville, MI

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy.

Interview Details – One interview face to face with GM. Drug screening. Extensive application process which is basically a personality test. So long as during the application process you stick to strongly agree or disagree you'll be fine. Do not be in between. They are looking for confident, decisive people.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult. Common sense questions really.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non negotiable

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