Best Buy Interview Questions in Minnesota

Updated Apr 15, 2015
Updated Apr 15, 2015
63 Interview Reviews

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    Project Coordinator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Best Buy (Richfield, MN) in March 2015.

    Interview

    A recruiter contacted me, I submitted my resume because I was very interested in the position. I was then called in for an interview about three days later. I met with two PMs and they asked me a series of questions. Very laid back, not awkward or forced. The interview lasted about 30 minutes. Fairly easy interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you have had to deal with a change in direction in a project.   1 Answer
  2.  

    Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Best Buy (Richfield, MN).

    Interview

    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

    Lengthy...

  3.  

    Demand Forecast Analyst Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Best Buy (Richfield, MN) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview with a few members of the team, all behavioral based. Followed by second round interviews at Best Buy HQ. 3 30 min interviews with two people. critical thinking assessment, Tour, dinner and hotel stay provided

    Interview Questions

    • Why is a man hole cover round?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Other job offer

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    Senior Analyst, Talent Management Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Best Buy (Richfield, MN).

    Interview

    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

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    Senior IT Program Manager Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Best Buy (Richfield, MN).

    Interview

    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.

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    Senior Technical Recruiter Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Best Buy (Richfield, MN).

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer
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    Territory Director Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Best Buy (Richfield, MN) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Communication was clear, recruitment team were on point. Pre-Screen is consistent with all candidates & timing of interviews is fair. The process has improved over the last couple of years now that a good recruitment team is in place.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiation in this role. In the past, employers are willing to listen to expectations & have a range of pay to work within

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    PR Intern Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Best Buy (Minneapolis, MN).

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    • what flavor skittle would you be and why?   1 Answer
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    Senior Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Best Buy (Minneapolis, MN) in February 2014.

    Interview

    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

    • Have you ever missed a deadline?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Director Interview

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

    Interview

    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

    Pretty open range of salaries.. so negotiation was important

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