Costco Wholesale
Happiness rating is 74 out of 100
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Interviews at Costco Wholesale

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Costco Wholesale.
Interview experience
Based on 3,346 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 3,309 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 3,098 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, rating is 8.

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

Interview process length
About a day or two
35%
About a week
33%
About two weeks
21%
About a month
8%
More than one month
3%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
83%
Drug test
78%
Background check
67%
Phone call/screening
32%
Group interview
26%
Least reported steps
Other
3%
Take-home/sample work
1%
They have no interview
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Costco Wholesale

  • The interview process was really easy.
    Shared on October 22, 2020 - Customer Service Representative/Call Center - Yakima, WA
  • For me, they had to basically do two interviews in one to start (due to the high volume of applicants) but it still felt like one interview. Then a week later, I interviewed with the Assistant Manager…
    Shared on September 29, 2020
  • Multiple managers perform several interviews
    Shared on October 1, 2019 - Facilities / Front End / Cashier - Gilroy, CA

Interview questions at Costco Wholesale

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • What skills can you apply here?Why do you want this job?What do you know about Costco?
    Shared on November 2, 2020 - Equipment Operator - Jurupa Valley, CA
  • What do you bring to the table
    Shared on March 27, 2020 - Anything - At the wearhouse
  • A lot of the Standard ones, but they value honesty and work ethic, be honest with yourself here, if you're not those things, you really won't last very long with them.
    Shared on January 25, 2020 - Major Sales Associate - Fairbanks, AK

Interview tips at Costco Wholesale

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)69%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)16%
  • Formal (business suit)9%
  • They didn’t have a dress code5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Costco Wholesale

  • Be prepared to be disappointed. My interview was on October 9th and I was promised a call or email soon. Received neither.
    Shared on October 28, 2020
  • Dress nicely (they'll take note), be yourself, and be friendly.
    Shared on September 29, 2020
  • Make thing clear on the job they put you in.
    Shared on March 5, 2020 - Food Service Worker - Rego Park, NY

The first interview at Costco Wholesale

How candidates got an interview
  • Employee referral25%
  • Other online job site23%
  • Walk-In16%
  • Other11%
  • I called them8%

How candidates received their first interview at Costco Wholesale

  • My mom walked in and was speaking to manager
    Shared on August 27, 2019 - Food Court Cashier - Charleston, SC
  • Applied online
    Shared on March 18, 2018 - PICKER/MAINTENANCE - Buena Park, CA 90620