Best Buy Seasonal Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated May 29, 2015
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Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Best Buy (Akron, OH) in October 2014.

Interview

It took a bit longer than I wanted to for the interview process to begin. I called multiple times before receiving a phone call back though the phone interview was pleasant. I wore dress clothes for the interview. I was interviewed between the GM and 2 lead sales consultants. They were all very nice.

Interview Questions

  • Explain a bad experience you've had with a coworker and how did you handle the situation.   Answer Question

Negotiation

I did not get to negotiate my wage because I was interviewing for a seasonal position.

Other Interview Reviews for Best Buy

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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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.)   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    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   1 Answer
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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Best Buy (Tulsa, OK) in October 2013.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview

    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

    no negotiation, I believe everyone was hired at the same hourly rate.

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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gresham, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Best Buy (Gresham, OR) in November 2012.

    Interview

    -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?   1 Answer
    • If someone steals a pen, would you tell that to the management?   1 Answer
    • Name a time you went out of your way for a customer?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in College Park, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Best Buy (College Park, MD) in November 2012.

    Interview

    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

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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Portland, ME
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Best Buy (South Portland, ME) in November 2012.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    None, $9.00 to start.

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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Best Buy (Austin, TX) in November 2012.

    Interview

    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
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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Best Buy (Modesto, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    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.

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