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Costco Wholesale Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
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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 Question – Explain a time when you had to take the blame for something.   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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)

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I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed 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 Question – How do you deal with conflicts or disagreements in the work place?   Answer Question

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Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
Albuquerque, NM

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in May 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online. Got the call a couple weeks later to go in, my first interview was with two workers.. basic questions.. why work here, do you know about company, tell me if you were in this situation, what motivates you. 3 days later i got called for an 3rd interview with GM, asked about experience, and if i knew about company.. mostly to see what position they are going to put me in

Interview Question – What is your weakness? Tell me about a time you had a misunderstanding with co-worker?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Show you want to further your career with costco, like you want advancement opportunities

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Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
Santa Maria, CA

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – Not very difficult. Opening questioning was most unexpected, "What would you be doing if you weren't here right now?"   Answer Question

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Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Costco Wholesale.

Interview Details – Took about a month to get an interview. 1st interview took about 10-15 minutes by two of the supervisors and if they like you they'll get a second interview with a higher manager. Got a call within 2 weeks I got the job.

Interview Question – All questions were pretty basic   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Interview Details – Was a pretty easy interview, they just ask you about your work history and make sure you aren't a screw up. They make you take a drug test and you are basically hired.

Interview Question – They will ask you how you get along with others, maybe ask you a question about seeing someone do something illegal, and how you would react.   Answer Question

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Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
La Mesa, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in October 2013.

Interview Details – Have an understanding about the company, and be respectful and honest during the interview. My experience was very professional. Questions are through, and they really take the time to understand your work ethic.All questions seemed to deal with how to handle members and merchandise. Always remember "Member is the most important" if you can go the extra mile every time.

Interview Question – Expect any questions about how you can handle situations and team work.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

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Interview Details – Quick and easy very friendly environment

Interview Question – where do you ee yourself benefitting the company?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – experiential

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I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Costco Wholesale.

Interview Details – Submitted application online and then followed up in the store a few days later. They were hiring for seasonal positions at the time. Set up an interview and met with 2 full-time employees and then General Manager of the store. It was a little strange that they had meet with other department managers both were not prepared or even comfortable making eye contact during the interview.

Interview Question – Very basic, standard interview questions. Why do you want to work here? Tell me a time when you made a mistake did you acknowledge it and how did you handle the situation?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There wasn't one the GM told me what the starting hourly rate was and that was it.

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