Best Buy Merchandising Specialist Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
Updated Jul 27, 2014
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Merchandising Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee  in  Rego Park, NY
Anonymous Employee in Rego Park, NY
Application Details

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Best Buy.

Interview Details

Two interviews, one with the merchandising specialist and then another day with the store leader.

First interview is basic questions really easy, if they like you and your answers you will be pushed to the next round of interview.

Second interview was the most nerve racking with a more stern face to talk to. He wasn't liking me as much as the the first guy. After the interview he said he'll call me to let me know, NOT ONE PHONE CALL. Talk about professional? That guy sucks.

Interview Questions
  • What do you think would be challenging for a new employee starting here?   Answer Question
  • Name a time you went above and beyond for a customer?   Answer Question
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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    Merchandising Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    My first interview was over the phone. During the phone interview the interviewer was checking to see if I was qualified for the job. My next two interview was at the store. The second interview was with a different interview. The last interview was with the General Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected thing that I experienced was me getting interviewed by the General Manger the same day as the second interviewer. I was expecting them to call me back for a third interview so that I can prepare. But, instead of them calling me back they brought him right after the second interview. The good part about it was that the question he asked were similar to that of the second interviewer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The General Manager asked me, "How much do you want to get paid?" I told him on my application I put down $9.37. He told me Okay, I will offer you $10.00/Hr
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Merchandising Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Wentzville, MO
    Anonymous Employee in Wentzville, MO
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Best Buy in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was a group interview with about 10-15 other candidates who applied for various positions. Two employees conducted the interview and asked situational questions (e.g. what would you do if…?). There were also various exercises that involved choosing merchandise from the store, bringing it back to the interview room, and describing what it does or how to use it. Overall, I can see the reasoning behind this interview technique, but in my personal experience I felt it was poorly implemented.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were truly difficult, but I will say in my case it was extremely frustrating when 'hot girl' or 'guy who seems fun to party with' gets all the attention from the less-than-professional interviewers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Merchandising Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Best Buy in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    3 interview process

    Interview Questions
    • Why are the places you worked so close in date? and you didn't stay long?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation. Hourly rate is what it is.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Merchandising Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wilmington, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, NC
    Application Details

    The process took 5 days - interviewed at Best Buy in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    He asked questions about my work background as well as personal questions such as "what is your dream job?" Overall, it wasn't too stressful of an interview. There were several questions on theft and reporting in store theft.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Merchandising Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rockville, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Best Buy in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Got a call on a Friday about my application but was unable to pick up the phone since I was in class. They told me to call them back, I did twice that same day, they finally call me the day after, Saturday and ask me a couple questions like, why bestbuy, describe yourself and such generic questions. Tell me to come in for an interview on Tuesday. Went in 5 minutes early, had to wait 15 minutes as the interviewer was in a meeting. Was a 1:1 interview which has its positives and negatives since you can be original but nobody to copy off of in case you are stuck with a hard question. Passed the interview then told to come in on a Thursday. Went in for the 2nd interview waited like 1/2 an hour got real bored since they were supposedly in meetings again, this time it was the GM of the store, asked me a couple questions on why work at bestbuy, what would you do if someone stole, your hero, a coach or teacher that really helped you. Passed that and offered me the job for $8.50 an hour now I just have to pass my drug test and I am a Best Buy employee.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Merchandising Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Danbury, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Danbury, CT
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Best Buy in April 2007.

    Interview Details

    not too bad, asked alot of pointless questions that seemed to be all the same but eventually they offered me the job. Sat in a room with one of the managers and they seemed to not really be interested in what was going on and was almost annoyed that they had to be there

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Merchandising Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was interviewing for a position in a new store so there were different positions available. I initially was interviewing for a computer sales position, but the hiring manager suggested I work in the merchandising specialist role to gain some experience and then maybe move on to the computer sales role. I was told what to expect, asked basic questions and was accepted on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Merchandising Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Best Buy in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through bby career site. Received call from department supervisor about 2 weeks later around october, in time for the holiday rush. Had an inital in person interview with same supervisor, took drug test, came back in a week later and got the job.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Merchandising Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Best Buy in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    The first part of the "interview" was filling out the online questionaire and application. You get ranked based on how you answer those questions, (ex. "do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree"). In my case, a few days later I received a call to do an interview. This interview was with the department Supervisor. He asked me about my experience, and my willingness to do certain things (like heavy lifting), and also my availability. After that they said they'd call back to set up a 3rd interview, which would be with the General Manager of the store. That interview stressed more on theft, and what I would do if I saw one of my friends stealing. I was also asked how I deal with similar situations like that. (I personally said I would find a way to anonymously tell what I saw). I was also asked about my previous interactions with customers and what I did to make them happy. The interview's weren't long (maybe 20 minutes).

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you noticed one of your friends or a small child stealing?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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