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Costco Wholesale Merchandiser Interview Questions

Updated Jan 6, 2017
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Merchandising Interview

Anonymous Employee in Albany, OR
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Albany, OR) in September 2015.

Interview

You meet with lower level mangers for an interview, they ask you some generic questions to feel you out and decide what basic knowledge you have. If you pass this faze then you meet with a higher level manager and they ask you more specific questions about the actual position you are applying.

Interview Questions

  • What are the 7 rights if Merchandising?   3 Answers

Other Interview Reviews for Costco Wholesale

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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale.

    Interview

    The hiring managers were great process took quite a while but worthy. The process consisted of three interviews with various managers which all asked questions regarding customers service therefore everything flowed well.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you handle an angry customer ?   1 Answer
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Overland Park, KS) in October 2014.

    Interview

    There were 2 interviews, the first of which I was interviewed by two people. Both of whom were genuine and straight forward. They asked questions about past experiences in retail sales, which I have none and was honest about. They also asked questions to get a sense of how well I deal with interpersonal situations, both positive and negative. The asked for details on my work history and even had a copy of my resume, which was weird to me because it's a stocker job. This made me think they're serious about employee vetting, no matter how large or small the position.

    The second interview was with who I assume is the manager of the entire store. She was very direct. Her questions were designed more so to show my own personal work ethic. I answered honestly and openly. She asked how I prepared for the interview. it was not as long as the first and at the end she offered me the job. I passed my drug screen and am now waiting for orientation.

    Interview Questions

    • To be honest the first interview came sort of unexpectedly and I was completely unprepared. Every question was difficult because I had to choose and recall details of past experiences on the spot. I was just honest and as professional, didn't try to inflate or boast which I fell they sensed which I why I was given the second interview.   Answer Question
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manahawkin, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Manahawkin, NJ) in October 2014.

    Interview

    It was really fast. Interviewers were very nice and kind. They really liked what I had to say to them to make the process smoother. I hope I get this job!!

    Interview Questions

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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale in May 2014.

    Interview

    Very straight forward. Sit down with a manager and one other person. One asks you questions while the other writes down your answers. Very cookie cutter questions. They are literally reading the questions off a sheet so it can feel very formal and robot-like. After the initial interview I interviewed with one of the assistant managers in the same format. Less formal, felt more like they wanted to see more of my personality and if they actually wanted to hire me.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your strengths/weaknesses?   Answer Question
    • What is one time you had a conflict with a coworker and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wyoming, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Negotiation was only about start date and specific availability if still in school.

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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Toledo, OH) in June 2012.

    Interview

    The hiring process was very relaxed, yet they did a great job of asking good questions that elicited your potential for growth and experience in difficult situations. They provided a good background of the company, the job duties, and the culture of Costco as a member-based company. I would most definitely recommend this position or company to anyone in need of a job or career.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a situation where you had to demonstrate leadership.   1 Answer
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    Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Plano, TX) in February 2012.

    Interview

    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
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Coon Rapids, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Coon Rapids, MN) in May 2011.

    Interview

    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
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