Best Buy Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    I found the listing online. So I registered and applied. I attached my resume when I submitted it. They got back to me a week later so I can have in an in person interview. It was straight forward and no questions out of the ordinary. After a week or so they gave me a job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tanasbourne, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tanasbourne, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication came in a couple days though I applied closer to the interview date. The questions were standard high customer service questions and interviewer was easy to ask questions and get answers out of

    Interview Questions
    • why do you want to work at best buy   Answer Question
    • when did you have a situation when a customer was difficult and how did you deal with it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Best Buy in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got an interview in couple week, the GM is very friendly. She ask me about 10 questions. The interview very laid back and last 10-15 minutes. I got hired on the spot and start week a week later

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Magnolia Home Theater Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Rafael, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Rafael, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Best Buy in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online got a call the next day for an interview I think it went good waiting for a call back.so phone interview,then inperson with management and then thr gm

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews, one with Best Buy Mobile Manager, next with assistant store manager, last with the General Manager. Questions were all sales questions and making sure you can interact with people well.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you worked in a team, what did you like most about it and what did you not like about it?---Trick Question! Always answer you enjoy working in a team and never say anything bad about it! The whole store is a team!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    $9/HR no room/time to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got a callback about a day later. My interview was in the front office with a supervisor. The GM (although I had no idea that's who he was) sat in on the interview. I originally applied for a cashier position. Pretty standard questions such as what makes you want to work for best buy, what are you interests, what's your availability like, what makes you think you would be suited to this job?

    I mentioned that I was interested in video games, and the GM interrupted to ask why I hadn't applied for a gaming sales position. My interview with the supervisor was essentially cut short; the GM had taken an interest in me and wanted to switch my application from cashier to sales. He then conducted a super short second interview, basically just explaining what the job would be like. He offered me the job on the spot assuming that I would pass the background check/drug test. I did.

    Overall, very casual and quick interview. Both my supervisor and GM are extraordinarily nice people.

    Interview Questions
    • They were very standard questions. Nothing too unexpected.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me 10/hr which was way more than I was expecting considering I'd been making 8 at the time. I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Home Theater Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    minimum of 3 interviews. Usually one over the phone, one with manager of department, then the final interview by the GM or the Loss Prevention Manager. Also, when you are filling out the application on it is timed! Make sure you are using your time wisely or your application will not even make it though round 1! The more prepared you come for the interview the more successful it will be. A resume or documents proving what you can offer to the company will be extremely beneficial. Be prepared to answer tons of questions (typical interview questions) and have very specific detailed answers. With out detailed answers they will dismiss you interview.

    Interview Questions
    • "sell this stapler to me" it was more or less used as a silly ice breaker but it defiantly threw me off.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    went back and forth for a while. I ended up with an extra $1.00 then the original offer on the table.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Best Buy Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, was called in to interview a week later. Interviewed with the assistant manager and the manager. By the time you interview with the head manager, you're pretty much in. I was offered the job on the spot and didn't have to wait around for a phone call.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  North Attleboro, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Attleboro, MA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    There was a phone interview, which was a pretty informal affair. That was followed by two in-store interviews, one with a section manager and the other with the store manager. Be warned, if you apply online, they will not print out a version of your resume. They will also ask you questions that have been answered many times before (both in the online application and in the other interviews). All in all it seemed relatively disorganized. They were also interviewing for a position that was only tentatively available (they said that they were looking to maybe hire someone, but were not sure that they would).

    Interview Questions
    • The manager's "question he always asked" was "Why should I hire you, what makes you special?".   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Best Buy in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Basic interview, simple selling questions. Be yourself, if they dont like you for that its not worth your time. Be creative with your answers if you really want the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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