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Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
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    Best Buy Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Topsham, ME
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Topsham, ME
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Two behavioral interviews with management.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotiation possible (within 70 cents/hour)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    Fill out the application online> Do the assessment test> Phone interview> one on one interview with the assistance manager>one on one Interview with GM> Accept or decline the offer> And finally do the background test and the drug test

    Interview Questions
    • what are your accomplishments? Give me an example of one of your best customer service work you have done and what was the results?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    It was a terrible experience. The interview was a one-to-one with the assistant store manager. He asked the basic questions, nothing difficult to answer. But at the end of the interview, that's when I knew it wasn't going so well. He asked the usual, "Do you have any questions for me?" And I asked if there was any room for advancement? He chuckled, rolled his eyes, and replied, "Every company does it." Without giving me exact details. That smart aleck remark caught me off guard. I worked at a company that didn't provide advancement, so I was curious upon how the process worked. Overall, it was a bad experience since I haven't been to an interview in a long time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Computer Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Union City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Union City, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Best Buy in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    When I first got there, you have to ask the person who greets everyone that you're there for an interview. Then they call their supervisors and you wait til you get called. I had my first interview in a room in front of the checkout lanes. The first question I was asked was why I was interested in best buy. Then I was asked about my past work experiences dealing with people. What are my strengths, weaknesses. How do you work with a teammates etc. After my interview ended they called me later that day for a second interview which I had with the store manager. The second interview was almost the same as the first with the questions asked but I was asked about my prior work experience and asked to explain what I do. This interview took place in the home theatre section of the store. Basically once you get to this second interview you are basically offered the job. All is left if you are able to meet their hourly demands as I learned that you can't get a M-F 9-5 job and the work schedule is usually flexible and never fixed.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I was offered the job but they wanted me to work during Black Friday. I had already made previous arrangements for Black Friday and wasn't able to work on those days. Therefor I wasn't able to accept the job at the moment

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    Applied during the busy holiday hiring frenzy and was thrown in a group interview with elimination and hiring decisions determined on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the norm, however try and be different from the previous speakers.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richfield, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richfield, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    Too many interviews to actually get the job...I went through 4 and it took 5 months before they actually decided to hire me. Early on, one of the people who interviewed me was a new hire who had only been there 2 days. Seriously? You put a newbie out there to interview folks expecting that this person is going to know if the candidate is a good fit for your company, culture and specific job?

    Interview Questions
    • I had all sorts of unexpected questions. Early on they were asking me questions about a position that I hadn't even applied for. I had to ask them why they brought me in if I didn't apply for this job and didn't have anything on my resume, no key words, no experience even related to it. I'll leave it at that.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Lengthy...
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    Online job application was easy but takes way to long to do. Once, you get the call, you have 2-3 interviews before last interview with the GM.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Team Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I cannot stress professionalism when it comes to the interview for Project Team Specialist, or any position within the Project Team. Most Field Deployment Managers look for highly-motivated, physically able, hard workers who are not only good at working with their hands for long periods of time, but also good with communication skills technology.
     They DO drug test, but only pre-employment, so be clean. I would recommend highlighting technical, communication and leadership skills in the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • This will vary, I have interviewed with two FDMs and several Best Buy managers, the questions are largely different every time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    PCHO Product Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    At my interview, I waited long before I was taken into the interview room. They do that for a reason; don't get impatient! Remember that most of the time managers are a whole lot more easy going than what they seem at first, so don't be afraid to ask questions, including salary or job description.

    Interview Questions
    • If they need you for a high traffic department, then expect to be asked technical questions about the products sold in that department.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Just be straightforward. They usually work with whatever you ask for, especially if you have experience under your belt.

    Declined Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted after two weeks by the assistant manager. I then had an interview and was offered a job on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a difficult situation with an angry or abusive customer   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    pay too low

    Declined Offer

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