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Interviews at Costco Wholesale

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Costco Wholesale.

Interview experience

Based on 2,259 interviews
Favourable

Interview difficulty

Based on 2,150 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 1,933 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Costco Wholesale

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
39%
About a week
37%
About two weeks
16%
About a month
5%
More than one month
3%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
77%
Phone call/screening
36%
Group interview
25%
Background check
16%
Problem solving exercises
11%
Least reported steps
Drug test
3%
Take-home/sample work
2%
They have no interview
1%

Interview questions at Costco Wholesale

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Why should I hire you
    Shared on 10 January 2023 - Night Stocker - Ottawa, ON
  • 1. Tell us about yourself 2. What kind of customer service experience I had.3. Tell me about a time you made a mistake and how did you own up to that? How did you fix it?4. How do you handle confli…
    Shared on 5 January 2023 - FRONT END CASHIER/ASSISTANT
  • Have you done marketing?
    Shared on 5 January 2023 - Front End Cashier - London, ON
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Interview tips at Costco Wholesale

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)45%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)33%
  • They didn’t have a dress code14%
  • Formal (business suit)5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Costco Wholesale

  • Stay calm and think before you say
    Shared on 19 January 2023 - Customer Service - Montréal, QC
  • Être soit même
    Shared on 18 January 2023 - Vendeur - Terrebonne, QC
  • If you can't work evenings and weekends, don't waste your time. You cannot get only day shifts Monday- Friday.
    Shared on 5 January 2023 - FRONT END CASHIER/ASSISTANT

The first interview at Costco Wholesale

How candidates got an interview
  • Employee referral23%
  • Other19%
  • Through Indeed15%
  • Other online job site13%
  • Walk-In12%

How candidates received their first interview at Costco Wholesale

  • I applied On their website and got a call 2 days later for an interview.
    Shared on 22 July 2020
  • Waited 4 years, my friend had a family member there ,got hired on the spot, I received 1 interview, 4 yrs ago have never heard a word since.
    Shared on 2 March 2019
  • It’s a waiting game, waited 6 months before I got an interview. If you really want the position. After applying online, go to the store, ask to speak to a manager and hand them your Resume.
    Shared on 25 February 2019 - Stocker - BC

Common questions about interviews at Costco Wholesale

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