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Best Buy Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Best Buy in November 2012.

Interview Details – short phone interview, then a very short face to face interview in store before opening. I was offered the job and began filling out paperwork. I was told that I would start working as soon as I completed a drug test. I was working/training within the week. This was a hurried process because they were trying to get employees for black friday and the holiday season.

Interview Question – Again, they were simply evaluating me very quickly. There were no hard or unexpected questions of any kind. Just the typical experience and schedule questions.   Answer Question

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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Paradise Valley, AZ

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

Interview Details – Generic questions of describe a time you.....

Negotiation Details – There wasn't much of one. I asked for top dollar and got what they maxed at for and associate who is not a supervisor.

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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Allen, TX

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

Interview Details – Extremely scenario based! Know yourself and be calm, talk about business situations and how you overcame them.

Interview Question – How to deal with an employee that feels they deserved the position rather than you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much room for negotiation. Be real and communicate with management and they will do what they can to help you out if they want you.

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Best Buy Sales Associate Interview

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Interviewed at Best Buy

Interview Details – The hiring process is pretty straight forward, you have three interviews: One Phone Interview, One Interview with the manager, and the last is with the hiring manager.

Interview Question – Most Questions are behavioral questions, like what would you do if you were faced with a difficult customer or tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult customer.   View Answer

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Best Buy Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Tallahassee, FL

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in July 2010.

Interview Details – A call from HR for a phone interview a few days after online application... interview a week later and an offer on spot

Interview Question – Name a time you have resolved a conflict with a co-worker   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Offer on spot $10/hr

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Lifestyles Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Murray, UT

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in August 2013.

Interview Details – 3 interviews, one with a supervisor, a manager, then the GM.

Interview Question – Answer that stealing is absolutely not acceptable at all   Answer Question

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

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

Interview Details – First interview is with the manager of the department you're applying for. Second interview with the GM. GM offered the job at that time contingent on clean drug test to be taken within 24 hours.

Interview Question – None were difficult. Just be honest and use life experience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Take it or leave it.

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

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

Interview Details – Got a call from the office manager, which turned out to be a "phone interview" then was scheduled for an interview with the assistant manager and a final with the GM

Interview Question – Pretty standard interview questions for a retail job, you really have to be clueless or obviously incompetent for them to NOT hire you especially during the holiday season. Even then...   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate based on my previous experience.

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

Interviewed at Best Buy

Interview Details – First they call you to set up initial interview. During this interview you meet a store manger and they ask you several questions. The second interview is with a district manger,

Interview Question – Whats your favorite store   Answer Question

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

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

Interview Details – Very laid back. The managers that I interview make you feel comfortable by describing their experience with the company.

Interview Question – They were all very forward, no surprises   Answer Question

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