Best Buy Assistant Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jan 14, 2015
Updated Jan 14, 2015
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Assistant Manager Interview

Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience

Interview

phone interview first followed by in store with general manager and district manager. series of scripted questions about technology and situational question to see how you stack up. Nothing difficult to answer really plain and generalized.

Negotiation

no negotiation you are told your salary and that's it

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview

    Went through 4 interviews, 2 panels and DM and HR manager and most questions were off a scripted form. The panel interview was fun and if you know your stuff you should have no problem

    Interview Questions

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview

    Interviewed via phone (jobs were several hours away from home location) with District staff and General Manager. Very straightforward questions and friendly atmosphere via phone. I was competing between two stores and two different manager positions. Since the interview, the positions have consolidated and I'm sure their interview process has changed drastically.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your weakness and what is your strength.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They had a maximum pay increase (I was already a Supervisor), but they did offer relocation benefits that were generous.

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview

    very basic, the how long is really up to you, professional, feedback could be better with in house applicants you interview in front of two or more gm /district managers they each ask you questions one after each other, there simple questions that require a problem, a what did you do, and what was the result

    Negotiation

    there isn't much

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Typical questions to determine perssonality and problem solving skills. The environment was laid back and friendly, but not the most professionally setup. A lot of the questions felt repetitive. They want specific details from your own experiences. Take time before your interview to think about specific situations and employees that needed special attention.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions are about overcoming problems in specific situations.   Answer Question
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview

    Process can take a few weeks from the initial contact to setting up interview. Interview is done with a panel consisting of General Manager, District Manager, Human Resources District Manager and potentially others. Interviews are done at the store or district office and take around an hour to complete. They ask general questions around business acumen and rate on the sheet they utilize. Bring resume and something showing your capabilities as a leader (30-60-90 etc)

    Interview Questions

    • What is the biggest problem facing the consumer electronics business today?
      Tell me about a time when you failed at a business objective?
       
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was not able to negotiate.

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a phone call a couple of days later. Had a webex interview and then I got a call to do a interview at the store. I interviewed with the GM and HBG MGR. I got a phone call a couple of days later with a job offer. I accepted 2 days later. GM emailed me information to complete drug and background test. Background test took 2 weeks to complete.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most difficult decision you ever had to make as a manager   Answer Question
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Best Buy (Tampa, FL).

    Interview

    Very thorough and focus on sales skills and not really a tru focus on managing employees and being able to build the store and see if it will succeed.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest weakness? This question doesn't really make sense unless you are asking it to see how the interviewer goes through the question more than the answer itself.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Easy to negotiate with but started off very low to see if I would bite.

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview

    Applied for position. Had interview Set up for a day. Called in to interview which took about 45 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • We have internal candidates applying for this position. How do you think they would handle it if you were to get the position?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No Negotiation needed

  10.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I was hired in 2004 as a part time associate and worked my way up.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to work with someone you normally did not get along with. How did you handle the situation and what were the results   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no neotiation

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