Costco Wholesale
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Interviews at Costco Wholesale

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Costco Wholesale.
Interview experience
Based on 1,135 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 1,082 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 1,036 interviews
About a week

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 week
38%
About a day or two
35%
About two weeks
18%
About a month
6%
More than one month
4%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
77%
Phone call/screening
34%
Group interview
26%
Background check
17%
Problem solving exercises
13%
Least reported steps
Drug test
2%
Take-home/sample work
2%
They have no interview
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Costco Wholesale

  • Multiple interviews with supervisors and managers.
    Shared on 11 March 2019 - Stock Clerk - Brampton, ON
  • 3 interviews:phone, 2 managers, store gm.great experience.
    Shared on 24 June 2018 - Front End Assistant - Lethbridge, AB
  • Three interview.One by phone, then one with the manager and finally one with the Director. They all ask about previews jobs, what we like and dislike in a job, why we left. Regular question.
    Shared on 7 May 2018 - Marchandiseur - St. Jerome, QC

Interview questions at Costco Wholesale

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • How did you hear about this job?What qualifies you for this position at the bakery?How would you deal with an upset member?
    Shared on 28 October 2019 - Baker/Merchandiser - Mississauga, ON
  • What would you do if an employee comes up to you and is freaking out thinking they aren't doing a good enough job? How would you react?
    Shared on 28 September 2018 - Food Service Assistant - Mississauga, ON
  • Availability, why you want the job, fairly standard questions etc.
    Shared on 2 June 2018 - Bakery Assistant - Sherwood Park, AB

Interview tips at Costco Wholesale

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)48%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)29%
  • They didn’t have a dress code15%
  • Formal (business suit)6%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Costco Wholesale

  • Don’t expect much from Managment. It’s like milk that went sour years ago yet no one replaces it.
    Shared on 10 February 2019 - Front End/Merch - Peterborough, ON
  • Just be friendly, bubbly and sociable. Make sure to hit key points like teamwork, strong teamplayer, can deal with stressful situations well, angry customers don't bother you, you handle conflict well…
    Shared on 1 February 2019 - Tire Technician/Night Merchandise - Nepean, ON
  • Just be honest with your skill sets and try to enjoy dealing with different people each day.
    Shared on 29 January 2019 - Demonstrator - Edmonton, AB

The first interview at Costco Wholesale

How candidates got an interview
  • Employee referral26%
  • Other16%
  • Through Indeed14%
  • Paper application12%
  • Walk-In11%

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