Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2009
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
Number of Employees: 100,000+
Headquarters: Issaquah, WA
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.