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Best Buy General Manager Interview Questions

Updated May 20, 2017
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General Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Best Buy.

Interview

Had a 30 minute interview with a HR representative. Standard questions from the individual. Spoke about over 20 yrs in the retail industry during the interview process. Decline email sent from the HR department. Poor interview process setup and the associate was not personable at all.

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Best Buy (Minneapolis, MN) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Started with personality test. Then was followed up by a phone screen interview. Final stage was a group interview with 6 members on the panel. After entire panel asked questions, final 10 minutes was directly with District Manager follow up.

    Interview Questions


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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Best Buy (Baltimore, MD) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Apply on best buys website then fill out the personality form. Once the requisition closes you will receive a phone call from the area recruiter who will set up a phone interview and if you pass you will receive a phone call setting up an in person pannel interview with 2-5 people. Usually only one interview. After everyone has interviewed you will receive a phone call regardless

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you analyzed a profit and loss statement to maximize profitibility   Answer Question
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview

    Interview process is good until it comes to the face to face. First impression is EVERYTHING so your appearance should be on point. Don't be surprised if they ask you to go to a different location for a possible open position as most of the DM's don't know what they want.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell Me about a time where you worked with community outreach. How did you initiate the event and what was your outcome? How often would you say you have contact with your community to suport your business and how has that helped you or hurt you in past?   Answer Question

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Best Buy (Annapolis, MD) in June 2015.

    Interview

    First, I was contacted by a recruiter, where we held a brief phone interview on the spot. The recruiter then instructed me to apply to the position (GM) online, where completion of an assessment is required. A few days later, I was contacted by the recruiter and scheduled for an in-person interview with two district managers and an HR manager. The interview went fairly well, although I was new to the industry. There were a couple questions asked that I didn't have the best answer for, but because I have management experience, I persevered through pretty well.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some major impacts to the mobile industry today?   1 Answer

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Braintree, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Best Buy (Braintree, MA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Three step process of application/CV screen, phone screen, and finally hour long interview. Two weeks to a month later you find out if you got the job or not.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview was based off of a guide that had three or four different questions the interviewer could choose from.   Answer Question

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Best Buy.

    Interview

    The bottom line is ... Who do you know. Don't let anyone fool you. This company is build on who ya know. Do not apply unless someone who is making the decision tells you to apply. With that being said, the interview doesn't matter

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    It's who you know.


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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Best Buy (Columbus, OH) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Leadership positions require a series of interviews traditionally starting with a phone screening, followed by a potential second prior to a face to face. The face to face will traditionally be with at least two perople however there may be a panel style depending on urgency and availability of market leadership.

    Interview Questions

    • Best Buy has a lot of competitors in our industry. If you were hired, how would you go about maintaining our current customer base and growing new customers?   1 Answer
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    The interview for the General Manager position is a panel interview with anywhere from 4-6 people including the District Manager and other General Managers. Everything else is pretty standard as far as the process. You apply, get scheduled for your interview and deal with the usual nerves.

    Interview Questions

    • "Explain the most difficult work-related decision you've had to make." This question is difficult because it really depends on what your audience wants to hear, there really is no right or wrong answer here and you may out-think yourself.   Answer Question

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    There was a panel interview with other local GM's and District employees. Behavior questions explain the situation, action and results. You sit directly across from them which make it feel like a firing line.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a difficult situation, why was it difficult what did you do and nope looking back how would you handle it   Answer Question

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