Best Buy Inventory Specialist Interview Questions

Updated Aug 29, 2015
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Inventory Specialist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Covina, CA
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Best Buy (West Covina, CA).

Interview

The interview process was fairly straight forward. They have a packet of questions that are similar to each job. The manager was nice, but I had to wait over an hour for him to come, so they can be late at times. Interview was comprised of 6-8 questions regarding teamwork skills, situational questions.

Interview Questions

  • Describe a time where you had to deal with a difficult team.   Answer Question
  • Describe a time where you went above and beyond.   1 Answer

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    Inventory Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Brief phone call to determine availability. First interview with department manager with situational questions from a packet. Second interview with general manager, completing the same packet. Given an offer around a week later.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time in your previous experience where you had to deal with a difficult customer. How did you recover that situation?   Answer Question
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    Inventory Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Best Buy (Newport News, VA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty simple. I applied online for the position and a few weeks later I received a phone call which consisted of a 30 min over the phone interview. At the end of the phone interview I was set up for an interview the following week with the department manager. After the in person interview I was told that I would be called back after they finished off their interviews later in the week. I received the call the following Saturday and was notified that the general manager felt that I would be a better fit as a geek squad employee (due to my degree and experience) so I was asked to re-apply for a geek squad position and that she would set me up with an interview with the geek squad manager. Overall, I had a decent interview experience for the inventory specialist position. The managers were friendly and professional. All questions that were asked during the in person interview were relevant to the position that I applied for.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you needed to have good attention to small details, what was this situation? How did you handle it? Do you think that you handled it well?   Answer Question
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    Inventory Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Best Buy (New York, NY) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online, completed the test they require you to take, a few days later received a phone call from a best buy rep gauging my interest in the job, I then was told to go to the location I applied to meet with a the operations manager for a 1 on 1 interview, then the general manager. (Notes: Didn't make it to the general manager stage) and (It could be a bit unprofessional given that the interviewer was reading questions straight from a worksheet and looking at the paper the entire time instead of making appropriate eye contact).

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    Inventory Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Best Buy (Chicago, IL) in July 2015.

    Interview

    their was three interviews, the phone call basically availability, second in person, interview. then the gm he decides if you get hired. lucky me i did all three in 1 day!!!

    Interview Questions

    • what should happen to an employee or a family member is caught stealing?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    their wasnt any got an offer as an email.

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    Inventory Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Best Buy (Dayton, OH) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online on a Sunday. Got a call from the HR department on Tuesday to schedule interview #1. Interview #1 went well, so I got a 2nd interview with the GM the very next day (Friday). GM was very layed back that interview went great and received a job offer. Took my drug test on Monday got called in to fill out necessary paperwork the very next day, and I start Thursday. So overall it took less than 2 weeks from the time I applied to my first day.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Best Buy?   1 Answer
    • What motivates you?   1 Answer
    • If you caught a customer stealing whatJohnsonyou do?   1 Answer
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    Inventory Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Best Buy (Houston, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online they called me like the next week and I went in for an interview it was pretty laid back the man that interviewed me was nice the questions were pretty simple and you have to go thru 3 interviews the third one basically mean you got the job and it discuss pay and benefits and things in that nature

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    Inventory Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Best Buy (Nashville, TN).

    Interview

    Very nice management and friendly interview process. A lot of the same questions through both of my interviews and they really love to know why you want to work at Best Buy. They get a lot of " I love technology" so try another route. Overall very good.

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    Inventory Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Best Buy (San Francisco, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I found the listing on a job ad aggregator site. Clicking the link to apply took me to the Best Buy job site. After uploading my resume and cover letter, I was then required to fill out a FIFTY part questionnaire! These questions were much like a Briggs/Meyers test. They were either personality based or hypothetical situations with the answers being five selections ranging from "Most Likely" to "Least Likely". A few days later I received a phone message asking me to call to set up an appointment. I returned the call and spoke briefly with a young lady who seemed to be a teenager. She was reading from a script and asked questions like "Why do you want to work at Best Buy?", yet she seemed completely uninterested in my answer. She seemed eager to get through her script and end the call. She then told me to arrive at the store a few days later at a certain time for an interview. I arrived at the appointed time and was ushered into the shabbiest office I had ever seen. The young man I spoke with also seemed to reading from a script. He informed me that if I got past this interview, my resume would be considered for all open positions and I would be told what job I was best suited for. He then informed me that because it was around the holidays, that no time off requests would be granted and was I okay with that? He also told me that I would be required to work a sixteen hour shift on Black Friday and was I okay with that? He then asked what my salary requirements were. I told him that I put down $15/hr on the application, but I was unaware what they were paying. He said that new hires got $12/$13 an hour. I said, "Regardless of experience?" It didn't seem that he had a copy of my resume. It also didn't seem that he was interested in my experience. He then went on to tell me that although $15/hr was within the range of the position's salary, he doubted I would get that as a new hire. I quickly realized that he was there merely to weed people out. To find warm bodies that would be willing to work endless hours for little compensation. I thanked him for his time and left. After the lengthy online questionnaire and the phone interview questions about why did I want to work at Best Buy, it all boiled down just needing a drone. I was very disappointed. UPDATE: Several weeks after this interview, I received a phone message from Best Buy asking me to call to arrange an interview! I ignored this message. Three days after that message, I received an email from Best Buy, telling me I was not qualified for the job I had applied for!

    Interview Questions

    • Did I mind working a sixteen hour shift on Black Friday.   1 Answer
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    Inventory Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Best Buy in September 2014.

    Interview

    Hiring was very easy. Filled out application and within one week had a phone call for an interview. Went to the interview and met with the warehouse supervisor. Asked basic questions that are not hard at all. Basically the original tell me about yourself, why best buy, qualifications, etc. after I finished that interview I was asked if I had time to meet with the GM. He basically asked the same questions and offered me a job contingent on drug screen and background.

    Negotiation

    He offered me 8.75 and I negotiated a little more by saying I was educated and would like to stay here for awhile while I find my next career. He bumped it up to 10.00 hr and I accepted since it was a little more than the original offer and I had ZERO past experience doing the work I would be doing.

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