Costco Wholesale Merchandising Interview Questions

Updated May 18, 2014
Updated May 18, 2014
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Merchandising Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ocean, NJ
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ocean, NJ
Application Details

I applied in-person - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in April 2010.

Interview Details

There is no special hiring process. They interview and if they like you you're hired! They're usually just trying to get some bodies in there. Costco's are very busy. Everyone of them.

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
N negotiation phase.
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Coon Rapids, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Coon Rapids, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied in April and got a call 3 weeks later
    the interview itself is standard questions. It is kind of difficult to answer sometimes They have a standard set of questions they ask everyone. You will not always get a call if you apply. The interview is not super formal, wear some nice clothes, not over the top though.

    Interview Questions
    • I always thought the, tell me about yourself, is a hard question haha   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They receive many applications, in order for your application to be followed up on I recommend contacting them a week after your submission explaining your interest and if they had a time scheduled for your interview.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing too difficult, behavioral questions. Tell me about a time when......... How do you handle.........   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Plano, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews back-to-back on the same day. One with the department supervisor and the other with an assistant store manager. Interview questions were predictable and straightforward. No preparation was needed.

    Interview Questions
    • The Assistant Store Manager strictly asked questions using the STAR method.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Everyone starts out at a rate of $10 per hour
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wyoming, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wyoming, MI
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    You go through 3 sets of interviews with two managers each time usually.

    Interview Questions
    • They will ask you about your pervious experience and times when you have had to work with difficult fellow employees and what you did in those situations.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was only about start date and specific availability if still in school.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Plano, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plano, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Three wave interview process. First is with a junior level manager, second is a floor manager, and third is a GM, or warehouse/assistant-warehouse manager.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions are basic. work ethic, ability to help members. just be well grounded and willing to do whatever you need to help both members and the staff.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First interview is with the pm merch manager they pretty much just ask questions off a paper super easy situational questions. Second interview some are done over the phone mine was in person with the merch department manager same deal they had interview questions on a paper more focused on how you can be an asset to the company.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask about how you can take some skill or experience from your previous work history to help be an asset to Costco   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    We met in the relaxed resto (cafeteria) area and was asked if i was ok with certain job aspects that was required. Talked about the hours and answered a few simple math questions.

    Interview Questions
    • It was unexpected when they asked if i could carry 50 lbs. It is a minimum requirement to be able to carry that weight for a merchandising positions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Costco Wholesale in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied in store by filling out an application form and attaching a resume I had brought with me. I was told they had just finished a round of hiring so it was going to be at least a couple months until I heard from them. True to their word, I heard back about 3 months later and was contacted for an interview (at 6am!). The interview was conducted by one HR representative and one of the morning floor managers. All the questions were pretty standard (what was a difficulty I previously encountered at work, what would I do if there were two important tasks that I knew I couldnt complete on time, etc.) After the interview they called me for an orientation (not specifying that I had got the job). I attended the orientation which involved watching safety videos and filling out quizzes and paperwork. Started working the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. They were all basic, standard interview questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not applicable. They told me that I was hired and that I was getting paid the base wage. Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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