Costco Wholesale Interview Questions & Reviews
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- Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) (40)
- Front End Assistant (24)
- Stocker (20)
- Cashier (12)
- Merchandiser (7)
- Pharmacy Technician (6)
- Food Service Assistant (5)
- Front End Supervisor (5)
- Front End Cashier (5)
- Any (4)
- Sales Representative (4)
- Certified Pharmacy Technician (3)
- Customer Service Representative (3)
- Front End (3)
- Department Manager (3)
- Cart Pusher (3)
- Marketing Representative (3)
- Baker (3)
- Supervisor (3)
- Major Sales Associate (3)
- Any Position (3)
- Meat Wrapper (2)
- Cake Decorator (2)
- Night Merchandiser (2)
- Produce Stocker (2)
- Merchandising (2)
- Seasonal (2)
- Marketing (2)
- Intern (2)
- Any Available (2)
Cashier Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in July 2014.
Interview Details – Sat down in the break room with two employees who asked me for my availability, before heading on to very specific situational questions.
I applied to be a cashier, but they insisted that I consider working in tires or as a gas station attendant.
- Name a time you were misunderstood by a coworker Answer Question
- Name a time you had to help an angry customer Answer Question
- Name a time you had an abrupt change in your schedule, and how you dealt with it Answer Question
- Name a time you were recognized in the work place Answer Question
- What have you done to prepare for today's interview? Answer Question
Front End Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in May 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted an application online and was contacted the next day. Interviewed with a manager and supervisor first - they asked basic job interview questions, nothing out of the ordinary. After that I interviewed with an assistant GM and she told me I was hired and just needed to pass a background/drug test.
Interview Question – Average questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Everyone starts out at the same hourly rate. I did have the option to choose between two positions - either front end assistant or folding clothes all day long (no thanks).
Front End Supervisor Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and 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 Question – What changes would you make to this department (without working in the department, or knowing what changes need to be made) View Answer
Very Easy Interview
User Experience Designer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – Please describe your existing vacation, medical and IRA contribution plan. View Answer
Applied In North Brunswick Nj Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in July 2014.
Interview Details – Applied on 6/22 and got called to interview on 7/3. Talked with 2 people, one asked most of the questions while the other wrote stuff down on a yellow note pad. They said this counted as 2 interviews. The 3rd interview is with the warehouse manager which they usually call you back for but i got lucky and spoke with him the same day and was hired on the spot. After speaking with warehouse manager and getting job offer they bring you into a big office to do a drug test and sign off on a background check. I passed the drug test now waiting on background check to go through.
Interview Question – Questions were all situational questions such as how do you handle a difficult co worker or a difficult customer, how you work under pressure, name a time when you messed up and had to correct it, what do you know about costco. Overall the interview was great. Very nice people that make you feel comfortable. They are fully aware that a job interview is a nerve wracking experience for some people. As long as you are friendly and have a good personality the interview should be a breeze. The interview is to see what kind of person you are. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Meat Department Service Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Costco Wholesale.
Interview Details – Applied online. Went in to drop off my resume and to meet a manager asked for the hiring manager got a interview on spot ( I was shocked but always ready) nailed interview with 2 mangers and then gm hired on spot. From what I heard and learned they like people who are professional never call to check on application go in and follow up show your face and make a great impression. Note* this was for seasonal* later when my season was up few months later I went in asked for any available position and got hired full time. Plain and simple relax and have confidence. Good luck everyone!
Interview Question – STAR technique. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Fixed.
Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – How did you handle making a mistake and what did you do to fix it? View Answer
Business Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in November 2013.
Interview Details – Long process, takes many weeks, lots of paperwork, several interviews. The entire process took about 3 weeks and I had to follow up many times. The paperwork was lengthy and seemed like I had to answer the same questions over and over again.
Interview Question – None, all the questions were standard behavior questions. Answer Question
Cashier/Cashier Assistant/Photo Tech Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – The questions were more about what have you done whether than what will you do. Answer Question
ServiceNow Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in March 2012.
Interview Details – Phone interview, senior management interview, and panel interview, but each team may be different. No obvious standards as to questions they ask or format of the interview. Too many people packed into a miniscule room to do the panel questioning. Meeting rooms are bare bones as you might expect. Good sample of the over-crowding and lackluster facilities, but not unexpected...it IS Costco.
Interview Question – None - Pretty standard stuff View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation allowed...take it or leave it.
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