Costco Wholesale Interview Questions

Updated Aug 25, 2015
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    Data Modeler Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview

    Several rounds of interviews. Recruiting will not get back to you if they decide to pass on you. The pay is low for the position and they will not give you feedback if asked. They look down at people who may have had multiple job changes due to layoffs. The interviews do focus on the expected skill set and you do have to demonstrate that you have the skills which I think is a plus. They seem to be behind the times in a lot of ways and definitely have a "you would be blessed by the gods to work here" mentality.

    Interview Questions

  2.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview

    Called right after applying. They were hiring for a new store. There we many interviews going on at 1 time. The interview itself lasted under 10 minutes. There were 2 interviewers interviewing me. Most answers they replied good too, but I think because I didn't want to work varying schedules they didn't want me because soon after that I was told they were done and hopefully I would be called back for a 3rd interview but as reading here I I know they do that interview right away.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have experience working viable shifts and how do you feel about it.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (5)  

    Stocker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hackensack, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Hackensack, NJ) in July 2015.

    Interview

    It was very easy and no technical difficulties not too many questions were asked and they didn't ask personal questions it wasn't a long process it was very easy to apply

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of salary do i want?   1 Answer
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    Any Position At A New Store Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Berlin, WI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (New Berlin, WI) in July 2015.

    Interview

    10 minutes a list of questions they asked everyone. Next day I received an email rejecting me. I interviewed on the second day of interviews for hiring to staff a new store in Wisconsin. How do they know on day two of many hundreds, that they won't need me at their store? This is for part-time work involving great customer service, someone they can depend on to be at work at a scheduled time, take extra shifts when call upon on short notice, but they knew after 10 minutes that I would not be that person. All I can say is good luck. If you pass on a great candidate in 10 minutes good luck in filling and keeping good people.

    Interview Questions

    • When was the last time you volunteered to learn something new?   1 Answer
    • How would you deal with a co-worker who was not pulling their weight?   1 Answer
  6. Helpful (3)  

    Cart Pusher Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale in June 2015.

    Interview

    I got a call and was told the interview would be on Monday. I came in to find out the managers were in a meeting and I may wait for more than an hour, I found it very odd but I waited. An assistant manager got to me and told me the interview was on Sunday and that I made a very bad first impression, I told him I know what I was told but he refused to believe it because "They would never say you have an interview on Monday we have meetings then" or something along those lines. Incredibly bad logic for why the wrong word can't come out of someone's mouth. He said if I wanted I can interview with someone anyway so of course I did. Not surprising I didn't get an offer Lesson learned, when scheduling interviews confirm dates. Costco: I've applied at many retail stores and most of them have sent me email confirmations for interviews. I would appreciate a system where I actually have documentation for these sorts of things. I understand this is an isolated incident and doesn't happen that often but job seekers are generally applying at multiple locations so email confirmations for interviews are useful anyway.

    Interview Questions

    • Generally just "are you ok with this, that" and "I have this question about your experience" sort of things. Two people there so it apparently counted as two interviews even though only one talked.   Answer Question
  7. Helpful (1)  

    Never Told Me Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tigard, OR
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Tigard, OR) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied during the summer on a Tuesday...Got called on Thursday...Interviewed on Friday…Received an email on Saturday. The interview process felt a bit rushed and the two ladies who interviewed me either weren't prepared or didn't take the interview seriously. They almost came off as if they were being forced to conduct the interview and that I was wasting their time. We interviewed in a back room behind the break room where a couple people kept walking through. They only asked me about 4 questions before they left the room in search of two men to ask me further questions but eventually came back because the others were too busy at the moment. They then told me one of the men would give me a call if they wanted to interview further, and the interview was over. All in all the interview took around 20 mins. I ended up getting a generic email the next day saying that I have not been selected for hire.

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    Financial Accounting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Issaquah, WA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The first round interview is with the department supervisors, the second round is with the managers, and the third round is usually with the director(s). The interview questions are standardized for most positions that are similar in nature. Most are behavioral-based questions. They may ask you some basic accounting questions at the beginning of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Tell me about a time that you solved a difficult accounting issues and how did you go about doing it?   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (2)  

    Front End Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Columbus, OH) in May 2015.

    Interview

    My interview was one-on-one with the department manager. He asked me five or six questions. The overall selection process was up to the Front End Manager. The department manager concurred with some of my responses and conveyed that he liked what I had to say.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do during your downtime?   1 Answer
  10. Helpful (2)  

    Front End Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Albany, OR
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Albany, OR) in May 2015.

    Interview

    applied online They called for an interview on a saturday and asked if I could come in an hour later. I did and they asked at least 20 questions. Character questions and what would you do if... questions. It was two front end managers and they were very nice. Got a call back a few days later for a second interview with one of the asst. managers. From the time I sat down in his office I could tell he did not like me. His demeanor made me nervous and uncomfortable. He implied that I was over qualified, letting me know that I had a lot of schooling and a lot of technical experience. Neither was true, I don't even have an AA degree and not much technical employment. He also seemed concerned that I had previous managerial experience, asking if I would have a problem taking orders from others. He let me know that if I was not chosen I would receive an email. That's when I knew for sure that I did not get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • The assistant manager asked how I would handle a disagreement with a co-worker.   2 Answers
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Fife, WA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online. The process took one day. I received a phone call asking if I wanted a job interview, so I accepted it. This took place in May, 2015.

    Interview Questions

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