I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in November 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 Question – 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.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in November 2013.
Interview Details – Worked with a recruiter to line up an interview. Met with the hiring manager, then met separately with 4 team employees. This was a good experience to have the team give me their input and meet me. I knew several employees there already and was able to tell them who I had worked with at other companies.
Interview Question – Why do I want to move from Florida to Minneapolis? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I received a high salary thanks to the recruiter I was working with.
I applied through a recruiter and 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)
I applied through other source and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Best Buy in May 2013.
Interview Details – Very long process with little to no follow up
Interview Question – became very personal; about past work experience on wht leaving Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in April 2013.
Interview Details – Normal practice is to interview with a team of people. Then, bring back for another interview with the Director.
Interview Question – Have you ever had a problem with a supervisor. Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Best Buy in March 2013.
Interview Details – With a group of others, take a short answer technical test. Wait for 2 months before getting a callback. Accepted the offer and started, however with the disconnected groups it was a month before I had hardware and 6 months before I had complete access to the systems I needed.
Interview Question – Text book type question about semantic html, wasn't really hard but it was the type of question where you pause and try to remember the phrasing of a concept you've absorbed rather than described. View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Best Buy in January 2013.
Interview Details – Interview was fast due to massive exits of employees
Interview Question –
Talked constantly about how lucky to be an Best
Buy employee. View Answer
Negotiation Details – take it or leave it from company
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Best Buy in December 2012.
Interview Details –
The simplest and quickest interview process I've ever been on. Was recommended by a recruiter whom I had interviewed with in the past(one man operation, not a recruitment agency). He steered me through each and every step.
Received a phone call from a BBY vendor that prepared me for the interview (this was strange, i don't know if it had any impact on the hiring decision and seemed out of place)
Had one interview on site with direct managers and senior coworkers (30 min). The interview was focused more on expectations than on if i would be a fit. My recruiter might have enough reputation that I didn't need to prove anything, I just had to deliver.
Interview was business casual.
Questions were focused on UX, or on personality, everything was a smooth & enjoyable experience.
Went quickly through a project from my portfolio at the end and had time to grill the interviewers. Was escorted out and asked to leave the premises, received a phone call regarding the results of the interview later that day.
Interview Question – Typical questions regarding how you work within a team, to weird questions that have no wrong answer, like how many hot dogs fit in the metronome. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I went through a recruiter, so there wasn't one.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Best Buy.
Interview Details –
Started with a phone interview with a recruiter then two pannel interviews and a case study. Called back for a second interview with an additional pannel.
One panel was great. Was with 2 current DPA's and I believe the department VP. The case study was nothing special. What do you need to know to answer this question sort of thing. The gentlemen running it were pleasant though I talked 90% of the time so didn't get a good feel for them.
The third panel was horrid. When given the opportunity to ask questions I threw in a couple that I typically find interviewers are thrown off by to see how prepared they are. Was surprised during one panel interview as well as the callback interview at how underwhelming the team leads and senior position holders were.
I had been warned by a few friends who had recently left or were interviewing elsewhere to get out that the culture around there is to fill empty seats of quality people heading elsewhere which leads to woefully underqualified people dragging down daily processes. I didn't expect it to be so obvious during the interviews themselves but this didn't seem like a smart long term career choice.
Interview Question – All behavior questions. Tell me about a time or what's something you did type questions. The case study is nothing special as long as you can justify your responses. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Offer was generous. However, I interviewed despite advice of friends who worked there or had worked there. With how the company is going, anyone worth what they were getting paid has left or is trying to leave for companies like Cargill, Target, US bank or other local companies. The people remaining are under qualified for their jobs and it showed during two of the panels. Seemed like a good place for a short term boost only to get "reorganized" out of a job in 3 years.
I applied online and interviewed at Best Buy.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter about two days after I applied for the position online. We scheduled a phone interview, which was held about a week after the initial call. After about 45 minutes of discussing my prior work history, I was invited to come onsite (Richfield, MN) and participate in a series of interviews with the hiring manager and two of her colleagues. The interview was a week after the phone interview and I did not receive the actual time that the interview was to be held until the day prior. When I went into the interview(s), I was told by each manager that they had not consulted with the other managers as to what questions they would each be asking, so I should be prepared to answer the same question more than once. The actual interviews were fine - a little scattered and informal at times. One of the managers spent the majority of the interview talking about how great Best Buy was and how wonderful he was.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself - I never know how to answer this one! Answer Question
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