Best Buy
Sales Associate

Best Buy Co., Inc. is a multinational retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment software, appliances and related services. It operates in two segments: Domestic and International. The Domestic segment is consisted of the operations in all states, districts and territories of the United States, operating under various brand names, including, Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, Geek Squad, Magnolia Audio Video, Napster, Pacific Sales and Speakeasy. The International segment i...


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In what ways do you raise the bar for yourself and others around you?
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Best Buy Pros

Pro #1:
Good working environment.
Mar 1, 2012
Pro #2:
Improve on being a salesman and learn more about electronics.
Apr 11, 2012
Pro #3:
I get to be around all the technology that I love. Being able to help people with their problems and to sell them technology
May 31, 2012
Pro #4:
Working at Best Buy would have many pros. When working there, I would be able to learn a lot more about technology and be able to be the first one to know about a new gadget.
Jul 3, 2012
Pro #5:
Allows you to work in a diverse environment where you can your skills to provide customers excellent service
Sep 21, 2012
Pro #6:
I get to work in a field where they share my passion for technology
Oct 31, 2012

Best Buy Reviews

Oct 17, 2014
Pros
I find that my current position at Best Buy is really rewarding because I get to be involved in the business aspects of the organization. I solely responsible for over 40 million dollars in inventory and because able to apply my skills and research ability to save the company money daily by finding and resolving potential losses. We just completed our physical inventory and had the best results in the entire market and being able to see that I was responsible for that is very rewarding for me.
Cons
The thing that I dislike is the compensation that I am currently making. The amount of effort and passion that I put into the work I do, I know that I will be a very valuable asset to an organization and I am ready for a better career advancement with better compensation.
Job Duties
I am responsible for controlling and monitoring over 40 million dollars of inventory. I do this by completing daily cycle counts and reaching variances. Combing through customer orders and resolving issues that could lead to potential losses. Working closely with asset protection to identify trends on losses to prevent or eliminate possible threats.
Summary
Best Buy was a very good job while I went to college because they were flexible with my school schedule and had a benefit package that assisted me with financial aid for college. I am believe that I have out grown my growth potential and career interest with Best Buy, but I will not take for granted the skills, work ethics, and leadership skills that the organization has taught me.
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Oct 7, 2014
Job Duties
A number of things... I started off selling computers at Bestbuy and getting customers what they needed by engaging them in conversation and asking relevant questions. I moved on to customer service where I maintained doing light selling, but mostly problem solving for customer issues related to deliveries, incorrect charges, SOP, etc. I was a temporary supervisor over about 10 people and was tasked with scheduling, assigning tasks, following up and making sure they were done, coaching people on mistakes and missed opportunities. I moved from there into inventory where I was tasked with shipping and receiving, merchandising and planograms.
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Oct 1, 2014
Cons
My hours are seasonal. Based on workload and products available.
Job Duties
Setting new products, pricing, planogram integrity, ordering missing signs and fixtures.
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Sep 4, 2014
Pros
I have learned a lot about working with Best Buy. I have learned how to work with big amount of cash and other method of payments. Also, to treat customers respectfully and to know their needs and try to meet them. I also learned to work with a team of people with different backgrounds and have a good relationship with them,
Cons
No opportunities to grow, and rotating shifts if you want to work full time.
Preparation
My time at BB prepared me for this position as I have been learning to work with money, to offer our products, to have great Customer Service skills, and to be on task and also going the extra mile, in some cases.
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Sales Associate Interview Questions and Answers
1. In what ways do you raise the bar for yourself and others around you?
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I work my hardest and am always looking for ways to improve.
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2. What are you looking for in terms of career development?
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3. What are your short term and long term goals as a Sales Associate?
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4. What circumstance brings you here today at Best Buys'?
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5. What tools or habits do you use to keep organized?
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6. Tell me about your proudest achievement.
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7. What type of work environment do you prefer?
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8. What are your two greatest weaknesses and how will they affect you as a Sales Associate?
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9. Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond to get a job done.
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10. Why do you want a job at Best Buys'?
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11. What unique experience or qualifications separate you from other candidates for the Sales Associate position?
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12. Besides Best Buys', what company would you love to work for and why?
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13. How would your best friend describe you?
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14. How do you deal with conflict? Give me an example.
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15. What kind of goals would you have in mind if you got this job?
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16. Why should we hire you?
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