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 2,202 interviews
Favourable

Interview difficulty

Based on 2,070 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 1,866 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
35%
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%

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
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Interview questions at Costco Wholesale

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • How do you think you will be able to manage working with and serving contentious patients at the pharmacy? Will you mind working for a younger manager?
    Shared on 4 December 2022 - Pharmacy Assistant - Courtenay, BC
  • What’s a challenge I’ve overcome in the past.What type of worker are you
    Shared on 14 November 2022 - Liquor Store Clerk
  • 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

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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

  • Just be straight about your answers
    Shared on 4 December 2022 - Pharmacy Assistant - Courtenay, BC
  • Be confident, the number one thing I’ve seen them hire for was confidence
    Shared on 14 November 2022 - Liquor Store Clerk
  • 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

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
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