Costco Wholesale Interview Questions

Updated Sep 23, 2014
Updated Sep 23, 2014
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    Any Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was okay overall, I just got interviewed yesterday and there were two people interviewing me. It seemed like a fast interview but they asked the usual typical question. They took turns asking questions. Just make sure you look them in the eyes and don't say "uh" too much like me..

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Seasonal Employee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burlington, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    First, I have been a loyal Costco member for over 3 years. I recently applied for a seasonal position at my local Costco. I was called in for an interview and, to be honest, I was taken back by the level of questions in the interview: what is your most memorable work experience, explain a time when you had to work with a disgruntled employee and how you dealt with it, how do you motivate a non-productive employee. I was totally unprepared.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time when you had to work with a disgruntled employee and how you dealt with it?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview Details

    Costco asked for a ridiculous amount of personal information, specifically about my existing employer and their benefits. presumably so they could decide if I would accept their offer. Or so they could offer the least possible. No, I'm not interested in working for you!

    Interview Questions
    • Please describe your existing vacation, medical and IRA contribution plan.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Front End Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Orem, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orem, UT
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    everyone who applies for a position will get an interview. If you are not to far away they will want you to come in. There is always 2 people interviewing you. One will ask questions, one will write down responses. Sometimes the interview is in a busy loud space, and can be very distracting.

    Interview Questions
    • What changes would you make to this department (without working in the department, or knowing what changes need to be made)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview lasted less then 10 minutes, mostly situation questions and they ask a lot about how you work with other people. No surprising question or any thing. The manager who interviewed me said i would get a call back, never heard anything back from them

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time when you had to take the blame for something.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier/Cashier Assistant/Photo Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got a call a week later to come in. My first interview was in the food court with three different people. They didn't have everything together so I was sitting at the table for long periods of time. They asked me to come in the next day.
    I was interviewed by the manager and gm. The gm was very cold. It didn't last longer than 5 mins. He asked me if I knew anyone in the company and I said no. The interview was over when I said no. You need to know someone to get into the company.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were more about what have you done whether than what will you do.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Independence, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Independence, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The store manager called for an interview from an application i submitted online. I interviewed with the store manager and the pharmacy manager. They grilled me on a lot of situation questions, what would i do, what did i do etc

    Interview Questions
    • How did you handle making a mistake and what did you do to fix it?   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stocker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went in, asked for manager, told me to wait on a red bench. Afterwords, I was told to fill out an availability sheet and read over the job description and sign the paper. After looking at my availability, the manager said that he forgot to ask on the phone when he called before the interview for my availability. I couldn't work the times he was looking for and that was the end. Make sure if they call you they ask for your availability.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Maria, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Maria, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for any position and received a call a few days later. I was referred by a couple of employees. I entered the interview with a cold and fever, which made me feel even more nervous and I was not able to think clearly when answering questions. Two managers constructed the interview. The hiring manager was super nice and was pleasurable to speak with. The questions concerned my work experience, customer service, and how I have acted in certain situations.

    Specific situation questions that I remember are: "Describe a time in which you had to suddenly show a sense of urgency at work?" "Describe a time in which you had to solve a problem with an associate through communication?" "How do you deal with angry customers?"

    One thing that was strange about the interview was that the second manager in the room would not look at me. I was attempting to keep eye contact with both of them throughout the interview, but the second manager was staring at the floor with his hand rested underneath his chin, and he did not speak until I was leaving. Since I was sick I did not appear healthy and energetic.

    It wasn't horrible on my end, I just could have provided better answers that expressed my strong desire to work for the company. After my interview the hiring manager told me to check my email for confirmation. When he said that I knew that I wasn't hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Not very difficult. Opening questioning was most unexpected, "What would you be doing if you weren't here right now?"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Silverdale, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Silverdale, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    the guy was 10 minutes late for the interview, he was like a robot he showed no emotion. i am try to make things less stressful by being funny and this guy just didn't even blink

    Interview Questions
    • all of them i am not sure what any of the questions had to do with pharmacy work but i guess they have guide lines   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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