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Updated Jan 18, 2018
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    Cashier Assist Cashier, Stock Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Jacksonville, FL).

    Interview

    I thought it went really well. I made it to my 2nd interview very quickly . So therefore I just knew that I was going to get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should I be chosen for the job. What makes me stand out among everyone else that has apllied for this position.   1 Answer

  2.  

    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale in December 2017.

    Interview

    First Interview in Issaquia, WA - No HR interview. I did a phone interview with 2 to 3 people including the hiring manager which is the development manager of AIM group within the IT department. First question was what is my current title. I told them software qa. They asked if I know what an SDET role is. I said yes. The first 1 to 3 minutes of the interview really got me irritated. It seems they are looking for someone who has previous SDET role BUT they advertised the positionn as' IAM Quality Assurance Analyst'. This hiring manager rescheduled the interview twice! If he wants an SDET then advertise it as SDET. Modify your requirements. Towards the end of the interview he asked me what do I know about position and do I understand it? What do I know about AIM? I told him that is one of my question how does your group fit within the overall IT process. If you didn't like my previous roles then why interview me in the first place! Look at your minimum requirements for this position!

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know what SDET role is?   1 Answer
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    Tire Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    And worked for aluminum products and I build the gas station in St George's Utah and then one in California and then I got laid off because I'm one of the newer guy WorkSource this pain for me to get my certifications and Welding but I was talking to my doctor and he told me to apply actually at Costco so here I am I mean either as a tire technician or a cashier either way I'm going to give you 120% every day

    Interview Questions

    • just working it Aluminum Products since we build all the Costco gas stations Nationwide does does that help my position at all to get in with you guys   Answer Question
    • and then what's the pay like for a tire technician and the Casher I mean if I get this job in here like I want to I don't want to stay in one position I want to move up and then get with that I'm going to need a you know Business Degree which I plan on going back to school and working full time   Answer Question
    • I am a customer service skills you know 5 years 8 years ago I worked at the Red Robin as a server and a busser and then I worked at Hocking Industries we made HVAC units for 5 years and then I got the job at Aluminum Products making Costco gas stations I don't know if you guys need a janitor or Tire Tech I don't even care I would just love to work for you guys   Answer Question

  4.  

    Temporary Employee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Jordan, UT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (South Jordan, UT) in November 2017.

    Interview

    I was called and asked to come in. The interview was in a large group, and very short. I was asked a few questions, and then they said they would contact me. I received an email the next day that said they weren't going to hire me.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a mistake you made and what did you do to make it right?   Answer Question

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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Great Interview. Basic interview process, was not hired but the process was simple and direct. Meet with department supervisor and was given lots of information regarding what they were in need of.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in working at Costco?   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (3)  

    Front End Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alpharetta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Alpharetta, GA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I went for an interview today and showed up 5 minutes early and was told to wait in the break room. The interview was scheduled for 3 pm and the guy came into to the break room at 3:25 pm. So we sit down, in the eating area where all the customers buy food, sit down and eat, he hands me a paper to write my availability on. No real greeting at all. Finally after roughly 10 minutes, we were done. A few questions asked but mostly it was get me in, get me out. I have had 8 years in the grocery industry and all of it has been in management, and it took me back. He acted like I was bothering him from the start as soon as he walked into the break room. The most unprofessional interview I had ever been on. He said he will let me know by Friday if I am going to get called back for an interview. They can keep that job. I don’t want to work with people like that! Such a turn off! And to see the reviews on here about working at Costco it took me by surprise.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (2)  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Princeton, NJ) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Filled out an application online and was called in for an interview a few weeks later. I was told to come into the store at a specific time, I arrived several minutes early and spoke to my interviewer who told me to “take a seat” and that they would “be with me shortly.” That “shortly” turned out to be never, as although I was always in clear view of the person and they walked past my area several times they never got around to interviewing me. After an hour and fifteen minutes, I got up and left. They are lucky being the gentleman that I am and I simply walked away it could have been much worse for these rude, unprofessional morons.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no questions from them as I was never interviewed but I question why I bothered applying here and wasted so much time waiting around before I finally said screw this and walked out. Some have questioned why I didn’t go back up to the customer service desk and remind them that I was still there but the thing is they could see me and I could see them. The rude and unprofessional treatment I received soured me on working for these people.   Answer Question
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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marina del Rey, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Marina del Rey, CA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I got this interview because I physically went into the store and brought my online app to the store manager's attention. 3 days later, I got a phone call telling me when and where to report. The interview was at 4:15 in the afternoon. There were others in the breakroom waiting to be interviewed. I thought it went well, but I did not get offered a position. Mind you, this was for the lowest entry level seasonal position. Gathering carts. Cleaning restrooms. Keeping the floor of the store clean. My thought is, I have WAY too much work experience to be offered a job there even though I expressed that I was willing to do all the aforementioned tasks with no problem. I should have known I would not be offered a position when observing the employees as I walked through the store and while waiting in the breakroom for my interview. They are all young people. I'm talking 20 somethings. Even the store manager that I met is a young man. Maybe 30ish? The young man and woman who interviewed me were also young. I am a middle aged woman with ALOT of job and life
    experience, but I'm afraid I am a little old (in their eyes) to be hired at that particular store. Just my opinion.

    Interview Questions

    • Obvious questions like, 'Why do you want to work for Costco?' The one that threw me was when the interviewer asked "What did you do to prepare for this interview today?" I thought that was an odd question.   1 Answer
    • I was asked, 'How would you handle a situation with a co-worker who is not pulling their share?"   1 Answer
    • I was asked, "How would you handle a co-worker who you may have a problem with?"   2 Answers

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    Cake Decorator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (San Antonio, TX) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Received a call asking if I was interested in the position I applied for (cake decorator). Called back to schedule interview but didn't receive a response for a week. Finally got a call and had interview scheduled. Arrived 20 minutes prior but waited almost two hours? Then, the manager tells me that I wasn't being hired as a cake decorator but as an "open seasonal" employee, unloading trucks or working the front and possibly "closing" the bakery because they "promote from within" and heck, that was even if they kept me past December. It was rather insulting because that wasn't what I was told by the bakery manager on the phone, nor was it what I applied for. Keep in mind, I'm a trained and seasoned cake decorator with a portfolio (with culinary school to boot).

    Any way, the manager proceeded to tell me that he was going to ask me questions (behavior related, I assume) but I had such a distaste in my mouth from waiting two hours and then being told that I wasn't being hired for what I applied for, that I actually ended the interview. Never had to do anything like that before in my life. Complete joke and waste of time.


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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (New York, NY) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I had an appointment at 12:45, but the interview started at 2:45, it took me 2 hours to wait there. The interview questions were pretty easy, and the hr manager was very friendly.

    Interview Questions


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