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Costco Wholesale Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview Questions

Updated Dec 2, 2014
Updated Dec 2, 2014
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Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, DE
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, DE
Application Details

I applied online – interviewed at Costco Wholesale in December 2014.

Interview Details

Applied online took about a week to hear from them. Went in for an interview waited about 15 minutes from when my interview was supposed to start for the interviewer came and got me. One man interviewed me. Asked questions about times I have had to deal with problems in my previous jobs. He wrote down my answers. After that he had me read over a summary of what the job is and requires while he went and did something. He came back and offered me the job for seasonal front end assistant. After I accepted he had me do an oral swab drug test there and waited a few minutes for the results to come back and when they did he told me the next step will be the background check. That could take up to a week. Once it comes back I will get a call and set up a time to come in for orientation.

Interview Questions
  • Name a time that you had a misunderstanding with a coworker and explain how you handled it.   Answer Question
  • Name a time in which you had to deal with an angry customer and how did you handle the situation.   Answer Question
  • Name a time that you accepted responsibility for a mistake you made at work.   Answer Question
  • Have you ever taken a class to help you at your job, explain?   Answer Question
  • What made you apply to Costco? How do you handle sudden schedule changes?   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
Did not negotiate.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Costco Wholesale

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview Details

    My friend who works there told me to apply. They offered seasonal jobs so I said why not, as I could potentially be hired on as regular staff. I submitted my online application at 2pm Friday and received a call for an interview at 5pm Friday. Monday was my interview. I went in, and was told to sit at the food court and wait for a manager. It was crazy busy so I ended up waiting 10 min before the HR manager sat down with me. He asked "tell me about working with a difficult coworker", "how do you deal with a difficult customer", things like that. He then told me an assistant manager was going to interview me in a few minutes. I waited 10 min again before the assistant manager came. He asked me 3 questions: why should we pick you? What is your best quality? What do you need to improve on? Then he said he would get the GM to talk with me. I waited another 10 minutes and the GM came up and said "let's talk in my office". Since I knew a current employee he asked me about her. In his office he asked what my availability was, if I had planned to take a vacation in the next 6-8 weeks, and if orientation was in the next few days would I be able to attend. He then said he wanted to move forward and handed me off to an office lady who administrated my drug test. After the test she told me orientation would be Friday and she would call me either Tues or Wed for the background check results. Well 24 hours later I received a phone call from her asking if I could come in on Friday for orientation.

    Whole process took 2 days.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected or difficult unless you've never interviewed before.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview Details

    Waited 15 mins to be interviewed. Asked the typical questions and if was a pretty easy interview. There were 2 people interviewing me, one writing down and the other asking questions. They seemed to like me because they asked me to come in for a 2nd interview. The 2nd interview didn't go as good and it seemed like the person interviewing me didn't want to be there. 2nd interview was short and I knew I didn't get the job by the way he was acting. An hour later I got an email saying I didn't get the job. I feel I would of gotten in if someone else interviewed me the 2nd time but its okay I'll keep trying!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, had an interview within a couple of weeks. Individual interview with two managers, after that, an interview with senior management (Store or assistant store manager) background/drug test and then an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't know about salary negotiation at time of interview (young and inexperienced).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Quinta, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Quinta, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Costco Wholesale in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had my first interview the other day. Everyone was really nice.
    They asked the basic questions; What do you know about Costco? (i watched the Costco documentary for this question lol); What was a time when you delivered excellent customer service?; Tell us about a time you had to deal with a difficult customer.; Tell us about a time when you accepted responsibility?
    Of course i was nervous so i rambled :(
    Just walk in with a smile, be confident and I'm sure you'll get a second interview.

    Haven't gotten a callback yet, but I'm anxiously waiting.

    Interview Questions
    • Probably any question that had to deal with difficult customers because there are so many stories. Just get your stories straight before walking in. Know which are the good ones and which will show your strengths and not your weaknesses.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 11 people found this helpful  

    Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Costco Wholesale in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for any position, and sent in resume along with it. I am 19 years old and I needed a new job due to a recent move. I received a call two days after I submitted my applicaton and was asked to come in for an interview the next day. I was called to dress nice, of course, and to enter the store through the back door and to head up the stairs to the employee room of which they would call me in. My interview was scheduled and they called me in about thirty minutes after it was supposed to be.

    I sat down with two supervisors and they asked me a long list of questions regarding previous jobs, work habits, as so forth. They also like to ask you questions such as "Name a situation where you had to step up and take action when nobody else could". Not too hard of a question unless you have experienced something like that in the past.

    After that interview was done, I was told to come in for a next interview the following Thursday. Thursday I was there for my interview, along with about 20 other people. At this time I started to get nervous. This time, I waited an Entire HOUR and 30 MINS for them to call me in. This time I interviewed with the Assistant General Manager who sat me down and went over most of the same questions, although when I would answer, he would ask me further and further detail.

    THEY LIKE WHEN YOU TELL THEM ITS A GREAT COMPANY TO WORK FOR!

    After that interview, I was told that I would be hired after a background check and drug test were administered, and then after that was all clear, I was called back in for orientation a couple weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think that Costco is right for you? What makes you special over everyone else who applied?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Avon, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Avon, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Costco Wholesale in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Face to face with head managers. might be intimidating to some. be honest and answer how you would be strong and decisions you made. customer service examples. Explained why Costco was a company i wanted to work for.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 5 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
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews in one day
    They go over basics regarding your problem solving skills using hypothetical situations
    Each interviewer got a little deeper with the questions. It seemed like if #2 didn't like your answers, you would not have been passed on to #3. They drug test the same day.

    Negotiation Details
    They have a standard base starting pay. Even if you left the company and came back, you have to start over at the bottom. Currently $11/hour for front end assistant or other assistant (like deli)
    Accepted Offer
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was brief two different interviewers, nothing really in depth felt more like a conversation with a friend instead of a job interview. The application was more of a survey and it was lengthy. Lots of random questions most of which were the same question asked in 3 different ways.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you deal with conflicts or disagreements in the work place?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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