Costco Wholesale

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Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
1,255 Reviews

3.9
1,255 Reviews
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Costco Wholesale President & CEO Craig Jelinek
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518 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You are able to grow within the company the pay and benefits are wonderful (in 106 reviews)

  • There are great benefits available for part-time and full-time employees (in 168 reviews)


Cons
  • Offered me full time then fired me right before I was to receive benefits (in 57 reviews)

  • Takes a few seasonal periods to get hired permanently and then it is only part time (in 46 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    A great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Major Sales Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Major Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, growth for the future.

    Cons

    Depending on what warehouse you work in if hourly, can become a boys or girls club. Hard to move up if this happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better screening process for assistant managers and senior managers. Not everyone who has that position deserves it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company while in school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    they are flexible with your school schedule and are very helpful in finding time to make it work. Great benefits and a decent wage to survive on.

    Cons

    the management can be tough at times and are difficult to work with. they want you to work extra hours but don't really help you with time off. They require a few months notice on time off which is pretty tough with urgent issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would listen to your employees and thank them once in a while. They will appreciate it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    I have worked at Costco for over 10yrs and have had a great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Clovis, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clovis, CA

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and 41k. Retail hours are good- If you work weekends your off by 8 at the latest and paid holidays off.

    Cons

    It's retail so you have to work weekends. Costco Need to reevaluate management and supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to make others look bad to cover up your mistakes.

    Stop hiring family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales/Supervisor  in  San Marcos, CA
    Former Employee - Sales/Supervisor in San Marcos, CA

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Obtaining seniority amongst other employees for vacations and scheduling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set regular schedules.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fair pay with great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tire Installer  in  Superior, CO
    Former Employee - Tire Installer in Superior, CO

    Pros

    Benefits and reasonable compensation

    Cons

    Corporate atmosphere, hard to move up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company - but it takes a long time to advance (because nobody leaves!)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative  in  Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Issaquah, WA

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, decent salary, good benefits, flexible.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities, lack of training, benefits are touted as being great - but they are great for a RETAILER, which is what, bottom line, Costco is. Time off policies at corporate are silly around the holidays - in my opinion "black-outs" should be reserved for those departments working directly with the warehouses during the busy holiday season. No part-time opportunities available at the corporate office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training, cross-training and opportunity for growth, as well as part-time opportunities at the corporate level are needed!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in Houston, TX

    Pros

    hours, flexibility, environment, payment, quality, peaceful

    Cons

    coworkers
    customers
    work load (heavy lifting)
    always standing
    always cold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more college students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Costco is a great company to work for and they take great pride in taking care of their employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vault Clerk  in  Murray, UT
    Current Employee - Vault Clerk in Murray, UT

    Pros

    Costco pays great and has great benefits. Because of this they attract some of the best employees in the industry.

    Cons

    Because it's retail the hours are not Monday through Friday from 9 to 5. Having a schedule that is not set can be difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits, bonuses, and people who come to see you when you always strive to deliver excellent service.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Job #1 Member Service  in  Selma, TX
    Former Employee - Job #1 Member Service in Selma, TX

    Pros

    Great benefits, takes care of their employees when persona; issues arise.(Family emergency, funeral, baby being born) as well as great pay per hour.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for advancement. Very hard to move up in the company when some employees either don't move up or choose not to move up within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees a second chance for advancement or future rehiring for employees that have been demoted or terminated in the past.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay is good for a first job.

    Cons

    Balance if attending school while working at the same time

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