hhgregg Interview Questions

Updated Jun 24, 2015
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    Warehouse Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at hhgregg.

    Interview

    I initially went inside the store and spoke to the manager about applying for a position; he referred me to the company website and asked me to call him after I completed the application.
    I completed the application and the 100+ questionnaire and called the manager, he told me he would review the application and get back to me the same day. Two weeks later he called me to schedule an interview.
    I came in for the interview, and we sat in the furniture area of the sales floor. It was very relaxed; all the questions asked were in an easy format to respond to and were majorly get-to-know-you questions. A few weeks later I was then drug screened for the position and never heard from HH Gregg again. The results were negative for anything and I have not received any notification as to why or if I was declined for the position.

    Throughout this process it was impossible to get in contact with a manager at the store and felt that It was not worth my time to continue waiting for any kind of response.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do if the phone is constantly ringing while you are checking out a customer with no other associates available to answer the call.   1 Answer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at hhgregg.

    Interview

    Two interviews, initial interview askign a lot of questions like why hhgregg, what assests can you bring to the table and such.

    Second interview is an explanation of how you get paid and what you qualify for, here you find out the structure is hideous and so is the pay.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    there was none

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greensboro, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at hhgregg (Greensboro, GA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Brief interview, was later ridiculed for keeping eye contact during the session.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was none.

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    Electronic Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at hhgregg (Memphis, TN) in October 2013.

    Interview

    The interview was very basic. There weren't any questions you don't usually hear.

    Interview Questions

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    Appliance Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glen Burnie, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at hhgregg (Glen Burnie, MD) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I inquired about job openings in person, where the General Manager informed me of two open positions: full-time Electronics Sales Associate, and Customer Service Merchandiser. He directed me to apply online, then follow up with a phone call in a couple days so he could process the application on their end. I applied for the Customer Service Merchandiser position. Shortly after my follow up call, I was offered an interview for a few days later. I was over-prepared for the interview, as it only lasted 15 minutes. When I arrived for it, the Appliance Sales Manager I was interviewing with was busy, and encouraged me to look around the store. Then, he pulled up my application online looking for a copy of my resume, which I had printed out and brought with me. Looking it over, he felt I was qualified more as an Appliance Sales Associate, and even offered that, if interested, upper management was looking for new Managers in Training, and with my background he felt I'd be a "shoe-in." We went into his office, and we shared customer service experiences, from goofy to outlandishly foolish, and talked casually. He told me they were going to perform my background check, after which they'd follow up with a drug test. Assuming they were both unblemished, he'd like to see me on the schedule within a week of results. They received the results the following week, and the week after that I began training as an Appliance Sales Associate.

    Interview Questions

    • Most unexpected was the lackadaisical, casual tone carried throughout the entire interaction. There seemed to be no structured interview questions; it certainly didn't feel like a professional interview.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Because I was going from an hourly position to commission-based, there was no negotiation phase. Explanations of how we will make money, what they pay us for, were covered in the first day of the two day training all new associates must attend.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at hhgregg (Tampa, FL) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online for Management Trainee. Received call about 10 days later. asking for interview, and they explained they do not hire managers from outside, but from their sales floor. Was I interested? We set up the interview, and I studied all the info on this website in relation to this company, and wrote down every question in the interview segment. I then studied my answers to those questions. The interview was with the electronics sales manager and went well enough that he asked if I wanted to have my second interview (standard procedure) the same day. I waited in the general area 2 hours for the 2nd interview with the Appliance Manager, and this interview was more relaxed and informative. I was then told I was being considered for appliances. After the background check (3 days) and the drug test (1 day), I was hired. I later asked why appliances, and was told they like the "older, more mature" people on that side of the store because customers want to talk with people who have bought all these items themselves. The electronics side has many younger, but (commonly thought) tech savvy people to sell.

    Interview Questions

    • 4 main questions were asked in the 1st interview. 1. Why do you want to work HERE? Not just any store, but HERE?
      2. Why should I hire you?
      **3. What do you know about Hhgregg? Study this one! It becomes part of the greeting to new customers.
      4. Tell me about yourself.
       
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    Negotiation

    No negotiation, pay is standard 100% commission. The breakdown is 1% all sold, plus 12% of the profit of each item, after cost. Pay also on service plans, 8%-22% with the more you sell, the more you make. The service plans with Hhgregg are actually a good value for the customer, as well as making you money.

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    Home Theater Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Asheville, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at hhgregg (Asheville, NC) in September 2013.

    Interview

    A joke. Basic questions like sell me this pen. Have you ever done sales? Can you pass a drug test? Do you want the job? Bottom line is that it's a retail store.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your knowledge level of electronics?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    None 100% commission

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    Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at hhgregg.

    Interview

    I applied to a manager in training position. They hired me as a salesman with the understanding that after a month if i proved I could sell I would be put into the program. That unfortunately wasn't the end result, after a month I was informed that I needed to improve as a salesmen before I could get into the program. With the lack of business and the massive number of employees that were scheduled each day made it virtually impossible. In the meantime you make $8 an hour and they tell you most salesmen ave $18. Thats far from true they give you access to all the commission history after about a week you realize most employees make maybe $10 and a few top earner make $20.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Towson, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at hhgregg (Towson, MD) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Very casual, just wanted to know if what my experience looked like as far as sales. Not structured or interrogational at all. Now I understand why. They pretty much will hire anyone with minimal sales experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you expect to get out of this?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. THis is strictly commission or you make minimum wage or minimum wage x 1.5 if you go over 40 hours and they will make you pay back that draw.

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    Warehouse Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at hhgregg.

    Interview

    Don' remember the interview much. I do remember them trying to push me into being a salesman.

    Negotiation

    Don' remember

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