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

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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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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Anonymous Employee
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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Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)

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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Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
North Riverside, IL

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in October 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online on Sunday, October 13th to the new store in North Riverside. I was contacted and set up an interview for that Friday. First interview was with one manager. Second interview was with the same manager plus a different manager. Third interview was with two completely different managers. Looking back, I did not prepare as well for the third interview as I did for the first two interviews. I also allowed myself to be distracted by all the new hires that were enjoying themselves in the waiting room. The first question they asked me, which was very simple, for some reason startled me. It was "Tell me about yourself". I simply was not focused for that third interview and could not help them figure where was the best position for me to go. I did not apply for a specific position which ended up hurting me in the end.
                                                  Questions that came up: Why do you want to work for Costco? Give an example where you wish you could have done something differently with a customer? Give an example where you were successful due to your ability to communicate? Describe a time you met a goal and the steps you took to reach it. What did you do to prepare for the interview? How do you handle feedback or criticism? Have you experienced working in a fast-pace environment? Give an example of when you made a mistake, what steps did you take to fix it? How do you handle unexpected changes or interruptions at work? Asked questions about working in team.How do you handle unhappy customers? Do you have any questions for me?

Things I did to prep for the interview: I looked over Costco's website, Glassdoor.com, and googled Costco. Wrote out answers to questions that they may ask. Also wrote down questions to ask them.

Interview Question – Give an example of a time you worked on team in order to meet a goal? How did you accomplish it?   Answer Question

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Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
Kapolei, HI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in August 2013.

Interview Details – Interview was given by 2 managers. Asked to give your experiences on how you handled customers during difficult situations and what you've done that made you go above and beyond helping someone/customer service.

Interview Question – What was a situation I was in that I could have handled differently.   Answer Question

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Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in April 2013.

Interview Details – I first had an interview with the Front End managers, they asked me simple questions about my life, hobbies, skills, etc. They seemed very interested which was nice. Then sent me home and called me in for a 2nd interview with the warehouse manager, it was there they questioned how I liked Costco and if I'm a hard worker etc, I was hired on the spot. From there I attended orientation where I signed the usual paperwork and watched information videos, took a tour. The basics.

Interview Question – What I didn't like about my last jobs, because I didn't want to come off as negative/complainer.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiating.

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Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)

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

Interview Details – After applying I was called in for an interview a few weeks later. I dressed business casual. I was interviewed by a manager and supervisor. Basic questions about how you would react to certain situations were asked. The I was interviewed by the main warehouse manager. I remember someone interrupting the interview but I kept my eyes focused on the manager. A week later I accepted the job and went to orientation.

Interview Question – They all weren't too difficult. Just be yourself.   Answer Question

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Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
Austin, TX

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in August 2013.

Interview Details – The first interview is with two of the supervisors asking you common workplace questions"name a time when...etc." and the second interview (if they call you back) it's only one person who reviews things you said in the last interview and what days you are available.

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