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Updated Aug 19, 2014
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Accepted Offer

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Houston, TX (US)

I applied online and interviewed at Best Buy.

Interview Details Fill out the application online> Do the assessment test> Phone interview> one on one interview with the assistance manager>one on one Interview with GM> Accept or decline the offer> And finally do the background test and the drug test

Interview Question – what are your accomplishments? Give me an example of one of your best customer service work you have done and what was the results?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Price Optimization Planner Interview

Price Optimization Planner
Minneapolis, MN (US)

I applied online and 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 Question – 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

Best Buy Sales Associate Interview

Best Buy Sales Associate
Fort Collins, CO (US)

I interviewed at Best Buy in February 2013.

Interview Details Phone interview, Short personal interview, long in depth interview. drug test. background check, three months of training. Meeting the managers. shown around the store. Otherwise a good interview because of the fact they they seemed interested in what my hobbies are and how they may apply to the job I was applying for

Interview Question – Why does this job interest you   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

IT Department Interview

IT Department
Pinole, CA (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Best Buy in May 2010.

Interview Details - Went in for an application.
- Gave it to the sales manager.
- Got a phone interview.
- Got a drug test (passed).
- Was interviewed by the manage of the dept. I was to work in.
- Was offered a job on the spot.

Interview Question – Why should I hire you instead of all the other people applying for this position; including those who are already Best Buy employees?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There wasn't too much negotiation. The told me the offered hourly rate for the job, I told them what I'd like to make and my salary history... and they almost met me half way.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Inventory Associate Interview

Inventory Associate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy.

Interview Details This interview went in a few stages. The first of course was the initial online application that has a long questionnaire about your qualities and values. Then based on your answers you get called by the recruiter, usually the person from the store you applied to, and they have the 1st interview, which is a phone interview about your reasons for choosing Best Buy, and questions about past experiences. I had to go through 3 interviews, the phone interview, the assistant manager interviews, then the general manager interview which would be the one to make the decision to make you an offer. If you got the offer then would give you the forms for the drug screening and what not then would call you back for a date to start work.

Interview Question – What qualifications do you posses that makes you a perfect fit for this position and why? Tell me about a time when you had to deal with multiple tasks at once with high levels of stress, how did you overcome it?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I would definitely ask as many questions as possible about the job before accepting it. When they get to the part where they ask if you have any questions, ask about the day-to-day rhythms, the employee and leadership relationship, the culture that's cultivated in the work place. These are good questions to impress the interviewer and this way you can demonstrate your qualities.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online and interviewed at Best Buy.

Interview Details After applying online, I got a phone call a week later from the manager saying they wanted an interview. It went very smoothly. I interviewed with a supervisor, manager, then the general manager. Process went smoothly. They told me everything I needed to know.

Interview Question – None really. Most of the questions are normal interview questions.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Inventory Specialist Interview

Inventory Specialist
Arlington, VA (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Best Buy.

Interview Details I arrived at 12:45pm for my 1pm interview. I wasn't seen until 2pm. I went into the office, their were about 10 employees standing around. When I was introduced to the woman who was supposed to interview me, she didn't even turn around. She didn't know what I was interviewing for. It took 10 more minutes for them to print the correct interview packet.

Interview Question – When the interviewer finally spoke to me, she said, "We start at $11.50 an hour. Can you work with that?"   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Best Buy Sales Associate Interview

Best Buy Sales Associate

Interviewed at Best Buy

Interview Details Got a call five days after applying to come in for an interview. Had an interview with the Assistant Manager that went well and had an interview with the General Manager on the same day

Interview Question – Pretty straight forward questions   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Best Buy in September 2010.

Interview Details Had 2 interviews one with a manager then second with the GM. Fairly simple questions like how have you dealt with an uncooperative coworker? or why do you want to work here?

Interview Question – Why should I hire you?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Operations Cashier Interview

Operations Cashier
Denver, CO (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Best Buy in June 2014.

Interview Details I applied for a job at the end of June and I received a phone call two weeks later for an interview. I was asked questions about why I wanted to work for Best Buy, my previous experience, what I viewed as good customer service and how I would provide it for each customer. I was also asked to give examples from previous jobs of how I handled different situations and a variety of customers needs. In addition to that I was asked why I thought I would be a good fit for the position I applied for. After my first interview I was called and asked to schedule an interview with the GM three days later. Everything was very straightforward I didn't feel as though there were any trick questions, it also helped having a strong background in sales.

Interview Question – You will need to provide personal experiences and be able to relate them to the job you are applying for. Make sure that you are able to show you are a team player, and that you are willing to go above and beyond for every customer.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offered me a fair amount and I accepted it, I didn't feel the need to try and negotiate.

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