Best Buy Seasonal Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Apr 29, 2014
Updated Apr 29, 2014
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Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

First meeting is a group interview, randomized questions towards different people after the initial introduction. if called back, you'll be able to have the meeting with the GM instead of a regular shift manager or team lead.

Interview Questions
  • What makes you think you would be a good fit for Best Buy? (Tough question to answer in general.)   View Answer
Negotiation Details
They will get your availability, and always give honest hours instead of "anytime" if you need a day for school or otherwise. They will work you to death during the last two months.
Accepted Offer

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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    the hiring and interview process was both fair and lengthy. I was interviewed by first a subordinate manager, then a supervisor, and then finally a store manager. I was never pressured to give more information than i was willing to provide , nor made to feel uncomfortable. I would absolutely recommend the company to those interested in selloing technology

    Interview Questions
    • there were no unexpected or difficult questions   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tulsa, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview. Department Manager interview (in person). General Manager interview (in person). Orientation, basic, simple, tour of store. Before starting you will have to take some E-Learning quizzes in order to start.

    Interview Questions
    • They will ask about recent work history. What you know about technology. What would you do if you caught somebody stealing. Why should they hire you. Then they will ask if you have any questions.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate. They did not give me an option. However, if you have a college degree, or a good amount a experience try to negotiate what you think you deserve. I suggest looking up salary information first, to see whats the limit mainly.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    applied via email, received a call to come in for an interview, had a group interview, was offered the position with-in a couple days. Best buy is a decent company to work for, not a great pay check for the most part but you get a pretty good employee discount and the employees were decent as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic questions, why you applied to best buy, time when you helped a customer during a difficult situation, previous employment, had to walk around the store and introduce our selves to 5 employees and get their name/position and than talk about them as a group.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation, I believe everyone was hired at the same hourly rate.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Best Buy in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    -The first interview went over the phone. When speaking over the phone, always sound like you are excited for that phone call. Usually the first calls lead up to an in-person interview.
    -The second interview went really great. When it comes to a face-to-face interview, dress well, take care of all hygiene problem, and before facing the interview, look up interview questions. Specifically Best Buy interview questions, and practice the answers. That really helped me get to the third interview. Don't forget to have any other questions about work.
    -If you have reached this step, the third interview, you can consider yourself successful. This is extremely important because you are being interviewed by a manager who is wants to hire you. Practice and practice more interview questions, and have extra questions when he asks if you have any questions. Tell him/her that you are really excited for this job.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you decide to work at Best Buy?   View Answer
    • If someone steals a pen, would you tell that to the management?   View Answer
    • Name a time you went out of your way for a customer?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered $9.80 and I happily accepted. I hoped at least for $9.50 and considering that the minimum way was a dollar less.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  South Portland, ME
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Portland, ME
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Best Buy in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initially It's kind of hard to find an employee. There were no yellow shirt workers at their post and the Customer Service line was long. I opted for a empty cashier, I walked in the store 5 minutes before my interview and it took almost another 20 minutes for the manager to get to me.

    The woman was very nice and comfortable to talk with. Overall the interview went very well.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if a customer asked you a question and you didn't know the answer?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None, $9.00 to start.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  College Park, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in College Park, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. (Personality test)
    Phone Interview (ask what department you want to work for, how passionate you are about the job & availability)
    1st interview (basic 1:1 interview about 10-15 mins.)
    2nd interview (with the general manager about 15-20 mins.)
    Job offer.
    Drug test.
    Orientation/training

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Modesto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Modesto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an online job ad off their website. I was contacted for an interview. I was interviewed by the store manager and he made the decision to hire me on the spot. I was asked to do a drug test at a lab within 2 business days, and told they would do a background check. If they both came back positive they would contact me again about training. I passed both tests, and they contacted me again a few days later about training.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you do when you see an employee stealing a candy bar?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Offered a permanent job elsewhere that also was relevant to my degree.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Best Buy in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applying online begins the process. There's an online test that begins weeding out personalities that don't fit into a predefined category. If you pass, you'll receive a follow up phone call (how long depends on how desperate they are for workers). After that there's a short meeting with an Assistant manager (sometimes you can be hired directly from this interview). And finally you'll meet with the store manager. If offered the job you will be required to pass a drug test and criminal background check.

    This process varies depending on what time of the year it is. If its near the fall holidays, expect the process to be very quick.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the worst experience you've had with a customer and how you resolved that issue. What did you learn and how would you do things differently?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    For a seasonal worker there is no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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