Costco Wholesale Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
288 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Co-Op Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    had to do an interview over the phone and one more interview in person with one of the pharmacy managers at another location. standard questions during the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • have you had any experience handling a difficult customer e.g. angry patient?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Stocker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview Details

    They asked why i want to work here
    -Asked about my job experience in past
    -How i dealt with angry customers in the past
    - What is one thing i valued about myself

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was recruited through a headhunter. They made the initial contact then I was given an onsite interview. I think I was givem one more phone interview. The process was fairly quick.

    The company has a strong business model for success. Most of the employyes have worked their way through the warehouse into corporate positions at the headquarters in Issaquah. There is a strong push to management to hire from within so coming in from the outside is difficult.

    Interview Questions
    • There were not many difficult questions since my background had a good match for the position.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Harrisburg, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisburg, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews, consumer & background check, drug test. First interview was with two front end Sups, 2nd with front end manager, third with one of the store managers. All very basic questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  6.  

    Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview Details

    There are 3 interviews, your first two interviews will be with two people, either a supervisor and AM, or two AM's, or AM and a manager. It is fairly straight forward, just show that you are a hard worker and enjoy working with people and taking care of people i.e. customer service.

    Interview Questions
    • Please tell us how you would handle an irate or upset member.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, I believe you start at $11.50/hr (cad)
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Cart Pusher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview Details

    They will ask standard interview questions. Just be honest and know what Costco does. It is not Sam's Club.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever handled multiple customers at the same time.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Every one starts at $11.50/hr
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  8.  

    Concessions Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Was told to do a 3 part interview but management didnt feel it was necessary so I did a phone pre- interview, then I met in person and chatted my way through the formal in person and was offered the job before the process was completed.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    NO. I was told that although I was starting in a very undesirable position they were very interested in me growing with the company
    Accepted Offer
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    Pharmacy Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview Details

    It was a fair interview... 3 interviews overall. One on the phone, one with a general manager and pharmacy manager and another with store manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult. Lots of "tell me about a time where you ______"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview Details

    Three managers, all from different areas will go over your resume and what you are all about. If you can make it through this process usually they will tell you whether or not you have the job on the spot. Usually if you get the interview you get the job unless you really screw it up.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
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    Night Stocker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process was quick and easy. had 2 intervies in 2 days and started on the third day

    Interview Questions
    • Mangament tried to put me in a different department when i came in to the interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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