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Costco Wholesale Front End Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Apr 13, 2017
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Front End Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Brooklyn, NY).

Interview

They do an interview to screen applicants and then a second interview basically to tell you you're hired. You then go in to sign for an employee contract and take a drug test. After they come back clear you go in for a 4 hour orientation with the option to go home after or work some extra hours.

Interview Questions

  • How would you handle a situation where you and a coworker disagree?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Costco Wholesale

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    Front End Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Chico, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    the hiring process was long. It was made up of three different interview as well as submitting an online applications. I was first interviewed by two supervisors. had to complete a background check and drug test

    Interview Questions

    • past experience
      why i would be a good fit at that job
      what sets me apart form other candidates  
      Answer Question

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    Front End Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sun Prairie, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Sun Prairie, WI) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Interview was pretty easy. You sit down with a supervisor while they ask you questions from a list. Answer them honestly and enthusiastically. After that they have you speak with the store manager and offer you the job if everything goes well. Then you take a drug test on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you went above and beyond for a customer.   1 Answer

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    Front End Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online, been applying there for years!! Then i met a friend who used to work at costco then she has connections inside, so she hooked me up. First i terview was with a manager and a supervisor, they asked me simultaneously. Most questions are bahavioural customer service. Second interview was with the general manager. Pretty easy questions. "What is customer service for you?"

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of good customer service?
      Why costco?  
      1 Answer

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    Front End Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Southlake, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Southlake, TX) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Usually interviewed by at least two managers. Sit up straight and be confident. If they call you in for a second interview usually you get the job. If you get called in for second interview on same day, you're basically hired. Drug test given.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an experience in your life where you had to step up to make an important decision.   1 Answer

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    Front End Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale in July 2016.

    Interview

    I have been applying to costco for 6 years cause I've heard so many ggod things. So i tried applying agian and i actually got a call back the same day and was asked to come in the next day. So standard behavioral interview. After that they seemed incredibly impressed ( i have 10 years retail experience so im way over qualified). They said they would be in touch for a 2nd interview, i got called back for a 2nd interview and did that and said i would hear back with a job offer or they would send a letter in the mail daying i wasnt accepted. Well its been 4 weeks since my 2nd interview i haven't got a call or letter in the mail. I called and they had no answer so it is very unprofessional of costco to make me go through this and not have an answer after 5 weeks. At this point i know i didn't get the job,but at least be courteous and let somebody know away instead of making them wait on glass

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time you had to deal with a difficult customer or situation   Answer Question

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    Front End Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview

    There is a first interview, if you make it theres a second interview asking general customer service questions. if you re hird you hen sumbit to drug test and back ground check

    Interview Questions

    • what would you do if, tis happened? how would you hndle this situation?   1 Answer

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    Front End Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Los Angeles, CA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online, and got a call about a day or two later asking if I'd like to schedule an interview, which I did. I arrived ahead of time and was directed by other employees to the conference/storage room at the back of the store. Two managers met with me, reviewed my application, and then begin to ask me a series of questions relating to prior education or experiences and how I dealt with them. It was relatively short, lasting about 10-15 minutes. I was told that they would inform me on the next steps of the hiring process, whether I was hired or not. During the interview, they seemed to want to dissuade me by throwing in that I would be expected to work long, irregular hours, and that I would be expected to do other duties including cleaning bathrooms and cart pushing. I did not object, in order to show willingness to work.

    However, about barely two hours after the interview, I received an email that I was not chosen to be hired or continue on in the hiring process. It seemed way too soon to be rejected, as I felt the interview went smoothly; they probably had someone else in mind to hire.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever been recognized for your work in the past?   Answer Question
    • Can you work well in both in a team and as an individual?   Answer Question
    • Name and describe one time you had to take on a large project and how you were able to accomplish it.   Answer Question
    • Will you be willing to take on a variety of tasks as needed, such as: pushing carts, working in grocery, stocking, cleaning bathrooms, and working longer, irregular hours often with little to no notice?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Front End Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Relatively easy interview process for Costco. I applied online and received a call a week later asking to set up an interview time. My initial interview was with two front line supervisors and lasted about 10 minutes. After an initial interview, I had a followup interview on the spot with a manager, and subsequently hired (pending a drug test). After my drug test cleared, I had an orientation day scheduled which mainly focused on the company, etc...

    Interview Questions

    • Basic front line customer service questions, such as "how do you handle pressure" or "how do you get along with people"   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (8)  

    Front End Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview

    Put in an application and got a call a week later for an interview. Over-compensated for traffic, and showed up 45 minutes early. Waited in the company break room. Got complimented for being well-dressed (tie, dress pants, etc.) and got overall good vibes from the employees.

    Manager called me into a conference room and we conducted the interview with two managers present. Next, was interviewed again by a higher level manager. Finally, drug screening.

    Advice: Management especially likes to hear about willingness to move up the ranks. They're looking for the next manager. I was able to relate my leadership skills from the military and working in fast paced environments to a retail setting.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate, as I was happy to be accepted on the first day.


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