Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Costco Wholesale President & CEO Craig Jelinek
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  1. Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment. Lots of departments to gain experience in. Excellent pay with great benefits and bonus once you accumulate enough hours.

    Cons

    A few of the customers are sometimes hard to deal with and can get under your skin. If you work in a not-so-busy location, then yout have to find ways to stay busy, but typically almost every store is busy.

    Advice to Management

    Great way employees are treated and great business model.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Part Time Job

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Sundays pay time and a half
    - Great benefits for part time workers
    - Paid 15 min breaks every two hours
    - Great pay for those who stick with the company
    - Good transfer opportunities

    Cons

    - No accelerated program for 4 year graduates
    - Takes 5-6 years to get to a good livable wage (20+/hr)
    - Most positions pay the same, regardless of difficulty
    - Micromanagement to the tenth degree
    - Out of touch management

  3. Helpful (1)

    A great company that needs to monitor the choices in management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stocker in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Former Employee - Stocker in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company hands down has the best wages and benefits to offer in comparison to any retail business. The values of the company and success speaks volumes in its continued success. If what you seek is stability then this is it.

    Cons

    The main challenges of working in the store (speaking from a stocker's standpoint) is dealing with some of the inept members of management you may encounter. I'm sure this is the issue with any company, however managers are supposed to be great leaders and not just individuals who give out orders.

    I can tell that if you work hard you will not get rewarded (at least at the store I worked at). The hard workers are often picking up the slack of the compacent "veterans" who place the least amount of effort into accomplishing tasks quickly. Likewise , promotions are not based on performance but rather on the number of hours you work. So grinding to your next promotion has almost no motivational value besides earning more money.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be held to a higher standard to reflect the values of the company itself.

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  5. Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Membership Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Membership Clerk in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and pay. And raises

    Cons

    Lots of drama and rumors

    Advice to Management

    Control the trouble makers who pass on rumoirs

  6. A grest one

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

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a very great pay that makes you happy and the benefits are wonderful there.

    Cons

    I feel like some tomes they are very busy so you have to find a way to cope with shifts.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I have is for the people in management to look at different people who apply.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Great Pay, Decent Benefits, Horrible management teams. Extremely political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As a part time employee, you have the opportunity to earn your hours by proving your worth investing into. i was always asked to work for other departments or extra hours. Which i didnt mind, however i didnt like the fact that no Overtime was allowed. The benefits pay 80/20 as part time employee which is good in this day and age. Prescriptions are filled at the Costco pharmacy and only cost employees $3.

    Cons

    Politics!! I cant stress it enough. Management teams are very biased towards certain employees whether they work hard and put in extra effort or not. It wasnt until my last 6 months of working there that i was "disliked" for lack of better terms. If a new job was posted the management teams already had who they wanted picked and only interviewed you due to policy.

    Advice to Management

    Look back to when you were a grunt like your employees.
    i had a manager in another department always say "thank God for the worker bees" and "you have to lead from the front" if more of costco wholesale managers did this i think it would be the best company out there to work for.

  8. Best job Ive had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Carts in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Carts in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is great, scheduled a good amount of hours, membership to Costco becomes available with employment. No more gym membership is needed, you will stay fit.

    Cons

    Very strict with attendance, try to arrive early if not on time to work to avoid being late.

  9. Great company, can make 60k+ if you work hard and do what you are suppose to do!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent wages, time goes by really fast. Started working for costco when I was 18 now I'm 23 making 60k a year. If you don't mind working hard for good money this is the place for you.

    Cons

    People who has been with the company longer than others gets priority even if they are a terrible employee. Sometimes they will take someone who has been with the company for 10 years rather than take a employee who works really hard but only been with the company for 3 years.. Which is why some of the mangers in the company are no good.

    Advice to Management

    I just think all managers should be getting a bonus twice a year, just as the hourly employees do. Other than that.. Thank you!

  10. Pharmacy Tech Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great members, and staff. Management is willing to work with you. Training is alway there if you are willing to ask.

    Cons

    Can't say I had any.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great, They are willing to help at anytime.

  11. Great place to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Service in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Food Service in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people that you work with are great. You are able to grow within the company the pay and benefits are wonderful. If you work on Sundays you get paid extra which is great if you don't care to work on weekends.

    Cons

    Just trying to get days off sometimes was a processes

    Advice to Management

    The management was great. Really appreciate them and had a good relationship with them

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