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About Costco Careers

Costco is known as the largest chain of membership warehouse clubs in the United States. As of 2009, it was the third largest retailer overall in the US and ninth in the world. It is also the largest retailer of wine in the world. Selling a wide range of products, including appliances, electronics, food, health and beauty aids, toys, jewelry, books, housewares and more, Costco aims to provide its members with brand name products, in addition to the exclusive Kirkland Signature brand, at wholesale prices. The chain has a 100% satisfaction guarantee, which is especially appreciated by those who shop at Costco for electronics.

What to Expect When Interviewing

The majority of applicants that interview for a position at Costco report a positive interview experience. Potential employees can expect a fairly straightforward interview process consisting of a face-to-face interview with a store manager, in which standard interview questions are posed. An example might include a question such as, "How you would handle a disgruntled customer?" Managerial positions often require a more rigorous interview process consisting of a skills test and a group panel interview. Applicants who are offered positions may need to complete a drug test and submit to a background check. An online Costco job application is available.

Membership Assistant

As a Membership Assistant you will welcome members and new members, answers questions, resolve problems, and explain various Costco membership and warehouse programs. You will process membership sign-ups, renewals, and added cards. Provide prompt and courteous member service to all Costco members, while following proper safety and security procedures and standards.


Cashier’s efficiently and accurately processes Costco member orders by ensuring the transfer and accurate scanning of merchandise. You will enter transactions into the register, collect payments, and make changes when necessary. Cashiers perform the Front End opening and closing tasks as necessary. Maintain courteous member service at all times, while monitoring a smooth flow of members through the registers.


Stocks and straightens merchandise for sale in the Costco warehouse. Constructs, assembles, and modifies display models. Clears and cleans aisles of empty pallets and debris. Ensures merchandise is marked with a merchandise number and has appropriate signs. You will provide prompt and courteous customer service to members, employees, and suppliers. Follow proper safety procedures and standards.

Forklift Operator

As a Forklift Operator you will move pallets of merchandise with a stand-up electric forklift/double jack from delivery trailers to receiving dock. Check delivered merchandise against freight bill. Stack merchandise from partial pallets onto full pallets and wrap in plastic wrap. Organize received pallets in stacked rows to be cleared by merchandising Forklift Drivers.  Monitor merchandise and people going into and out of the building. Follow proper safety and security procedures and standards.

Tire Sales Assistant

As a Tire Sales Assistant, you will assist Costco members in the warehouse and over the phone with the purchase and return of tires. Answer questions, make recommendations, and write tire purchase and service invoices. Communicate with the Tire Shop Manager, buyers, Receiving department, and inventory auditors regarding special orders, quantities, statuses, prices, deliveries, and promotions of merchandise. Stock tires in the service area. Follow proper safety procedures and standards. Maintain courteous member service at all times while contributing to a smooth flow of members through the Tire Shop.