Best Buy Interview Questions in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated Aug 24, 2014
Updated Aug 24, 2014
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  1.  

    Senior Analyst, Talent Management Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    A total of 6 interviews. Very lengthy process with very little communication. The organization is still a dinosaur with many downfalls including an apparent lack of communication between extremely related sectors of the organization. Was given wrong information numerous times and was in contact with many different people who did not communicate with each other throughout the process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior IT Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    Very easy and straight forward. Highly competitive. I was selected out of dozens of candidates. Minnesota nice. They appear to be very busy and working very hard at making Best Buy successful. I had the impression that this company has a bright future. But you will be working very hard. Luckily, that's my type of job. I prefer to be very busy. Sounds like a great place to work.

    Interview Questions
    • All of the questions were reasonable and well thought out. Very well done.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The offer came from the outside Consulting Firm (Latitude 36) that Best Buy hired. Once hired, the Consulting firm offered me the job first at $5 less per hour than what we agreed to and then $10 less per hour. Consulting rates are set prior to an interview. Period. It is not fair, or acceptable in the Consulting Community, to drastically reduce an agreed upon rate upon hire and then get angry when the Consultant can't afford to take the reduced rate. And I had it in writing guaranteeing me the rate I needed prior to the interview, or I would not have interviewed. I had no choice but to say "No" even though I really wanted the job. Instead of doing what they could to save this opportunity, like making the $10 profit up somewhere else, I was blamed and pretty much called a liar. Did I mention that I have the agreed upon rate in writing? I would definitely accept this job if the Consulting Firm had honored their agreement with me. It's really a shame that I was forced to say "No" when I really wanted the job.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Senior Technical Recruiter Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    They used an Agency to fill this position so the first step was a brief conversation with the vendor. Second was a phone interview with the Best Buy Hiring Manager. Third was an in-person interview at Corporate. The process was slow and unorganized, then completely fell apart at the end. If you've heard all the negative rumors about Best Buy's Recruiting/HR Team's Interview process and work environment I am confirming their validity.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer bailed on the interview. When the interviewer was 30 minutes late for the interview, they decided to invent an excuse rather than do the professional thing and simply call me to cancel or outright reject me as a candidate.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    PR Intern Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    asked pretty creative questions; the interview tells a lot about the team's culture

    Interview Questions
    • what flavor skittle would you be and why?   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Senior Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviews consist mostly of 2-3 rounds of interviews. They can include one-on-one over the phone, one-on-one in a room or 3-4 people panel interview. For the most part the questions are "Tell me a time when..." or hypothetical situations like "If you were faced with xxxx, what would you do?" To be prepared just review the job posting and come with several examples of the work you've completed that falls into the required and preferred qualifications. Do your research on the job and come with specific questions about it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Only had to negotiate time off as we have yearly time off that needs to be used by a specific date or you lose it and I was offered the job near the end of that time period and still had several days to use up. I had to make sure they were okay with me taking that much time off at the beginning of me being in this position. The pay increase was already more than I was planning to ask for, so no pay negotiations were needed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Interview Details

    The hiring process is a bit disorganized, with gaps in communication. When actually underway, mostly panel interviews of 3-4 people that I found really intelligent and pleasant. Was a mix of phone interviews, fly in, and video. They have a recruiter as coordinator across the process. I noticed that many kept referring to doc for questions-- when asked, they said it was a HR provided standard question guide.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard questions-mostly driven by HR mandated questions set.. no real unexpected questions other than question on weaknesses that I would see in previous supervisor. Mostly spent time talking on current events. Did see some gaps in comm between some panels and hiring leader   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pretty open range of salaries.. so negotiation was important
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the Best Buy jobs site. Had a recruiter contact me within a few days. Essentially did an over the phone interview with her. She was extremely nice and helpful. After that she said she would forward my resume to the hiring manager. I waited around a week for another interview. I ended up getting a panel interview. The questions were difficult to an extent but if you had the experience they said on the REQ then it should be a daily easy interview to get though. They told me it would be a few weeks before they reach out to me and after around 2 weeks they offered me the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Please give me an example of a problem you could not solve and what you did   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not need to negotiate. They offered more then I had asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Merchandising Analyst Intern Interview

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

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    Behavorial interview. Most questions begin with: tell me about a time when ...

    Interview Questions
    • None of them were really unexpected. Expect questions like tell me about a time you had a problem while working with a group.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview Details

    Initially i had a phone interview with two BA's. They focused on my experiences as a BA.Then I was called in for a Face to Face interview. I was interviewed by the same two BA's + a PM and a Program Manager. They asked scenario based questions.

    Negotiation Details
    Had flown in to the HQ for the interview.Got the job offer the same day (as soon as i reached the airport to head back home)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Price Optimization Planner Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process starts with 3 interviews in 1 day. After the 3 interviews, it will take 1-2 weeks for decision. Each manager comes into the room and will ask a series of behavioral and functional questions to see how you process information

    Interview Questions
    • What is the total amount of pizzas that the average American consumes on a yearly basis?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase was speaking to the hiring manager over the phone to see if they could increase your salary incrementally
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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