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Best Buy Asset Protection Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 12, 2014
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Asset Protection

Interviewed at Best Buy

Interview Details – It was a 3 step interview process, phone interview, supervisor and dept manager interview, final GM interview

Interview Question – Name your weaknesses   Answer Question


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State College, PA

I applied online - interviewed at Best Buy in June 2009.

Interview Details – Three Step Interview Process:

Initial Phone Screening
Meeting with initial Department Manager
GM Third Interview

Interview Question – "Tell me about a time you had to deal with a difficult person or situation and what the resultant outcome was".   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation phase. I was offered an hourly pay rate below what I wanted but the offer was take-or-leave. I was hired under the company minimum pay rate for my position and only adjusted several months later after calling Human Resources.


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Asset Protection Interview

Asset Protection

Interviewed at Best Buy

Interview Details – i applied online for this position and was called in for an in person interview. Later, they require another interview with the general manager of the store. It was a fairly simple interview with some behavioral questions. All of the questions were pretty standard

Interview Question – i was not prepared to list my weaknesses.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Asset Protection
Little Rock, AR

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Best Buy in August 2010.

Interview Details – I was chearful and eager and it got me the job. There are 3 stages. 1:1 with the lowest guy is easy, then a manager comes in for more queations then a GM comes in and makes the final choice.

Interview Question – Past jobs   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiating.


Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

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Asset Protection
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in June 2010.

Interview Details – You get called in a for a interview, and somethings they ask you a few questions over the phone, and then they schedule an interview with the supervisor. If that goes well, you speak to the assistant manager, and then the store manager. The store manger is the top guy at the store and makes the final decision.

Interview Question – What would you do if you saw am employee stealing from the store?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Asset Protection Interview

Asset Protection

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in November 2011.

Interview Details – I applied online for a cashiering position on a Thursday night. Friday evening I was contacted by Person #1. I was given a small over the phone interview briefly asking about my background, experience, and offered a different position based upon my previous experience. I was then asked if I could come in for a 1:1 interview with Person #2.

My interview was for the upcoming monday at 4:00pm. I arrived promptly at 3:45pm and was told to stand by geek squad and wait. Apparently my interview was scheduled when Person # 2 was in a store meeting with other managers. I waited until 5:10pm before Person #2 came out and finally interviewed me. He apologized for keeping me so long. During the interview I was asked questions that he seemed to be reading from a script at first, but then he got more casual and asked me questions that seemed to be getting a feel for if I was going to be a good fit for interaction with everyone at the company. I was then told that he would pass me along to the next manager and if I was acceptable to him, he would call me in for an additional interview.

Two days later (Wednesday), Person #1 called me again, and asked me if I could come in for my last interview with Person #3 the next day(Thursday) at 4:00pm again for my final interview. I arrived promptly at 3:45 for my final interview and was again told to wait over by the geek squad area. There was already someone there who had his interview with Person #3 at 3:30pm. At 4:15 a 3rd person arrived for his interview at 4:30pm. All three of us stood there and waited until 6:00pm because there was again...another store manager meeting. Meanwhile, the other employees were very friendly and came up and talked to us, and all of which had informed me that this is a "tactic" Best Buy uses because all of them had to wait for at least an hour before they were interviewed. At 6:30, Person #3 finally came and pulled me into the office. I was asked the same exact questions as what Person #2 had asked me. There was no other questions as Person #2 had gone into before to get a feel for my personality. I was then informed that the job I was offered was being modified. That the store was reformatting their entire structure and wanted to know if it was okay that I do my original job AND two nights a week, stay an additional 3-8 hours to help unload trucks and put away inventory. I said I was fine with this.

Person #3 then handed me a folder with all of my new hire stuff, where to go get my drug test done (DO THIS IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT WAIT!) and an agreement for my pay. ($9.00/hr) I was also JUST THEN informed that this was seasonal and not full time. Full time status would be determined at the end of the holiday season. I was told then that my employment was contingent upon passing my drug test and background check(standard).
The next Tuesday, I was called by Person #1 again and told my drug test and background check passed and that my orientation would be Saturday morning starting at 7:00am and would end around 2:00pm. (The 7:00am to 10:00am was actually a store meeting to discuss the upcoming holidays).

OH...and just a small note...I have been working there almost 2 months now, and to this day, there has never (at least when Im there) been a manager meeting like the ones that prevented me from getting my interview done. Makes you wonder..?

Interview Question – Give me an example of a time where you went above and beyond for a customer in one of your past jobs.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – NO negotiation. You take what they give you for a position like this. Although, initially I was offered $9.00/hr and when I received my first paycheck I actually was making $9.50/hr. Not going to complain...


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Asset Protection Interview

Asset Protection

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

Interview Details – After applying online, went to the store 2 days later to speak to any manager. Told the assistant manager that I applied online and she basically signed me up for an interview the next day. Had the interview with the manager and he basically asked simple questions. First is Why best buy then some questions that draws on past experience. He said I did very well for my interview and later that day I got another call for another interview for the following week. First interview was on Friday, and I'm having my second interview today.

Interview Question – Why Best Buy?   View Answer

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