Costco Wholesale Corporation manages a chain of international warehouses where members can shop.  These stores are under the name of “Costco Wholesale” and carry brand named quality merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than what is normally found at typical retail or wholesale sources.  These warehouses are intended to help medium and small sized businesses to help decrease costs when purchasing for resale or for everyday use in the business.  Individuals may also purchase for their own personal needs.

Costco Interview Tips

Here are some interview tips that can help you with your Costco interview:

Tip # 1 –They are interested in those who have customer service and retail experience.

Tip # 2 – Know what section you want to work in before applying.

Tip # 3 – Prepare for the interview by reviewing your experience, gathering references and being prepared to show a commitment to customer service.

Tip # 4 – Research and learn as much about Costco before your interview.

Tip # 5 – Do not be late for your interview or a call back interview.

Tip # 6 – Costco promotes from within so if you want to make a career this is a place where you could.

Tip # 7 – Costco has many positions from tire sales to deli counters to pharmacy assistant as well as cashiers.

Most of Costco’s middle – management are employees who began at Costco’s as entry level employees and worked up the ladder of promotion.

Costco Interview Questions

Here are some Costco interview questions that could help with your interview – use them as you prepare.

  • Describe how you go through your decision making process.
  • Do you have any past experience in working in a warehouse?
  • How do you work through conflict resolution
  • Describe past customer service experience.
  • Do you have a helpful, customer oriented attitude?
  • How would you handle a situation where you know that an employee is stealing?
  • Do you have a reliable means to get to work on time?
  • What are you looking for in a career?
  • Explain why you are interested in Costco.

 Costco Interview Process

Those job seekers who are interested in a Costco job need to begin the interview process by first submitting the appropriate forms either from online or go into one of Costco stores to get an application form.  Also submit required work history and contact information.  It might take up to 2 weeks to hear back from Costco for an interview. Check back every few days to see if the position has been filled or is interviewing still open.  This can also show your motivation and desire to have a job with Costco.

Costco Interview Attire

You need to know what to wear to a Costco interview to have a successful interview.

What to Wear– Dress in professional interview attire and arrive early for your interview.  Be professional with your whole demeanor especially if you want to make Costco a career.

What to Bring to the Interview – Bring some clean copies of your resume as well as copies of certification of any continuing education that you have taken. Also bring a pen and notepad to take notes and formulate any questions you might have to ask them.

Costco Positions

Costco typically hires for the following positions: Baker, maintenance assistant, cake decorator, cashier assistant, cashier, food service assistant, hair stylist, forklift driver, hair technician, inventory clerk, membership assistant, meat cutter, membership refund cashier, nail technician, order picker, optical sales, pharmacist, payroll clerk, photo lab assistant, print shop assistant, sales associate, stocker,  and truck driver – as well as numerous others.

36 Responses to Costco Interview

  • Michael Lucas says:

    I’d like to work as a Stocker in the evening 10pm – 6am / 9pm – 6am / 6pm – 12am part time or full time
    I have worked in the mortgage industry for 14 years the recession is making me need more schooling
    so I was hoping that I maybe of service to your organization as I go back to school in one of the times
    shown above and I will do a excellent job for Costco and I did work for Certified Grocery in the warehouse years ago.

  • Michael Lucas says:

    While I’m going to school i’m looking for a job in the evening – between the hours of 6pm to 6am
    I did see that Costco is hiring for a stocker. Years ago I worked for Certified Grocery ‘s in the warehouse. I will also do a good job for Costco can someone please contact me at 773-637-6485
    or 773-467-6478cell. Thank You.

  • Linda Stoudmire says:

    My interest is Pharmacy technician, payroll clerk or optical sales, I also have over 10 years retail sales and management experience, very energetic and good customer service skills. Thank you
    for this opportunity.

  • Alex Thompson says:

    I have applied at Costco twice, never got a response. I would like to know why?

  • Treddie Knight says:

    I would like to know more information about your payroll clerk position.

  • Blaine DuPont says:

    I would like to have an oppurtunity as a driver with COSTCO due to all the great things I’ve heard about Costco!!!

  • Maria Martino says:

    Do you have any customer service representative or Account Payable Clerk. If you are willing to train. I am willing to learn payroll also. Please let me know as soon as possible

  • Isha alharbi says:

    I would love to work at your store and am a very dedicated person i have great people skills and follow instruction very well i would love to see what i could bring to your company

  • Barry Felder says:

    I would like to interview for SALES ASSOCIATE/STOCKER POSITION.Please e-mail me.Thank you

  • dieunebenjamin says:

    please let me know as soon is possible obout the warehouse position opening thanks.

  • Sharon smith says:

    I thinks Costco would be a great place to work! It’s great that you can grow and learn fo much

  • SALLY A DAVIS says:

    please call 646-322-3211 would like to talk to you about a job

  • barron penson says:

    i am a hard worker and i really need a good job

  • Daniel Leone says:

    Please provide me with an interview, I feel with my facilities experience combined with my many years of construction in every phase, will prove beneficial to COSTCO

  • Kelly Wilson says:

    I have 5 years of customer service and marketing. I love this field, working with people and satisfied customers are rewarding! I would love to be part of the Costco Team.

  • Henry Flores Borja says:

    Fork Lift Operator

  • Henry Flores Borja says:

    I want to work ASAP as a Lift Operator in Your Warehouse In Laurel area or Annapolis Maryland

  • Shirley lerato says:

    My name is shirley i worked at warehouse as a line supervisor controlling 52 people im a hard worker and i love it when i reach my targets for the day so im applying for this job because i know i can bring my skills within your company and i would like to see myself becoming a CEO of this company thangs

  • Sandra Grady says:

    I would love to work for Costco again, I worked for the company in 2007, soon after having my baby, and realized it was not time to go back to work, given the opportunity to be employed by Costco again.

  • Brenda Foreman says:

    I’m interested in a career with Costco in Spokane, WA
    Cashier,Hair Stylist,Hair Technician,Sales Associate,Stocket,etc…

  • Gwendolyn White says:

    I am seeking a challenging position in stocking to where my skills can be utilized while establishing opportunities for growth and advancement I work collaboratively within a team as well as independently I easily adapts to change and learns new skills quickly

  • Danny Portman says:

    I have worked for many years as an outside vendor at Costco. I understand how Costco does business. I have past experience as a warehouse manager and as a plant manager in a manufacturing facility with over 120 employees underneath me. I am interested in your fast track program get your Glenview facility or close by ( 60089 ). I look forward to this opportunity to discuss this and any other other opportunity that you may have.

  • Teresa Smith says:

    I would appreciate and interview to discuss employment opportunities with you. I will be happy to furnish any additional information upon request. Thank you for your consideration. My 40 years in customers service in the nursing field and restuarant facilities would benefit your company. My attention to detail and prompt service always is wins out.

  • jack cruz says:

    is there any job openings for costco in puerto rico?

  • virginia ocampo says:

    Hello ! looking if there is opens on cashier,or inventory clerk and please give me call ! Thank you … 623-694-5586 or 602-332-0780

  • julie HARRIS says:


  • robert shelton cunningham says:

    I’m interested in working with your company.

  • George LaMar Washington says:

    Interested in Food Service Assistance, have over 25 years of experience in this field. Have management experience both Military and Contractor experience. So therefore if any job is avaliableI will be interested in filling that position.

  • Joann Pellino says:

    I am a retiree from a blue chip company who would like to work for Cosco, after several years of being a loyal customer. I like the company’s integrity to the public.

  • barry snyder says:

    looking for a forklift driver job. I have 35 yrs. of doing this kind if work. work with high reach , forklkift, single $double pallet jack. unload trailers use R.F. scan system. worked in warehouse most of my life.


    I am very in a postion with your I HAVE ALL TYPES OF SKILLS and SO FORTH AD WELL

  • tierra surles says:

    i am willing to work so that i can provide for my son

  • looking for job

  • nancy mcgee says:

    i have very good customer services skils..i am very pleasant and respectful to others.

  • Sandra says:

    I very much would like to work for your store. I have five years experience in cashiering and customer service.

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