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Interviews at Best Buy

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Best Buy.
Interview experience
Based on 1,226 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 1,184 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 1,124 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Best Buy

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
44%
About a week
36%
About two weeks
15%
About a month
3%
More than one month
2%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
80%
Phone call/screening
52%
Background check
23%
Problem solving exercises
19%
Group interview
15%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
2%
Drug test
1%
They have no interview
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Best Buy

  • If you manage to get hired in the seasonal time, you're guaranteed to be fired after it's done. Unless you have some kind of connections with the supervisors or managers.
    Shared on 7 June 2019 - Field Agent - Etobicoke, ON
  • Interviews are super laid back and fun.
    Shared on 6 May 2019 - Sales Consultant - Peterborough, ON
  • Interview takes place with Department manager
    Shared on 20 August 2018 - General Manager In Training - Vaughan, ON

Interview questions at Best Buy

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Be a person... they can teach sales... cant teach how to talk to people
    Shared on 12 July 2019 - Sales Supervisor - Sydney, NS
  • None that were typical.
    Shared on 25 March 2019 - Sales Associate - Kitchener, ON
  • A lot of questions about computer
    Shared on 10 October 2018 - Connected Solution Specialist - Calgary, AB

Interview tips at Best Buy

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)60%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)17%
  • Formal (business suit)12%
  • They didn’t have a dress code8%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Best Buy

  • Make sure they can do basic math as one time when our debit system was down, I had to enter the receipts manually and there were about $3000 worth of basic math errors.
    Shared on 18 July 2019 - Customer Service Representative - Ancaster, ON
  • Be prepared to stand for a long time. also a very dry environment, bring lotion
    Shared on 13 June 2019 - Christmas seasonal employee - Red Deer, AB
  • Focus on the company and be enthusiastic
    Shared on 27 March 2019 - Sales Representative - Saskatoon, SK

The first interview at Best Buy

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In27%
  • Employee referral20%
  • Through Indeed16%
  • Other online job site10%
  • Recruiter contacted me8%

How candidates received their first interview at Best Buy

  • Referred by a friend who worked there
    Shared on 12 August 2019 - Certified Customer Service Specialist (Part-Time) - Grande Prairie, AB
  • I handed in my resume directly to the hiring manager as well as applied online and filled out the application at the store.
    Shared on 6 August 2019 - Product Process Specialist - Calgary, AB
  • Through indeed
    Shared on 2 May 2019 - Home Solutions Specialist - Calgary, AB
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