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Costco Wholesale Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
1,258 Reviews

3.9
1,258 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.  

    Best job Ive had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Carts  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Carts in Kennesaw, GA

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Alpharetta, GA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Pharmacy Tech Assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to grow

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    costco

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker  in  Buford, GA
    Current Employee - Stocker in Buford, GA

    Pros

    time and haf, money, benfits. life insurance, overtie

    Cons

    bi weekly, manager, handss , time, money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    step up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Playing Tetris on level 10

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Great benefits, free membership, and great break area.

    Cons

    You working in a very fast paced environment. You will only get a 30 minute lunch. Just enough time to use the restroom while heating your lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a basic training program and compensate certified and experienced techs appropriately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company, treats employees well.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Service Assistant  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Food Service Assistant in Alpharetta, GA

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Great upward mobility. I believe they only promote from within. Overall, Great Company, treats employees well.

    Cons

    They work you hard. Nothing unfair, but for the compensation and benefits you receive, they make sure they get their money's worth out of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, you treat your employees very well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    It's a good place to work, for retail, but your job title is just a title...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Higher retail wages & salaries, good insurance and benefits, strong financial rating, reputable company name, higher income status of shoppers, open door policy, simple business ideas and basic ways of doing things

    Cons

    Retail hours, somewhat of a dictatorship from the General Manager at the warehouse level, not very open minded to new ideas, archaic but somewhat reliable IT and technology systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Warehouse General Managers are somewhat dictators, close-minded, and follow only policies and rules that they choose to follow. Employee agreement handbook is there for a reason and policies should be followed consistently. If you want to move up within the Company, a salaried manager is nearly required to work 60+ hours a week during non-holidays and even more during them just to show "dedication" to your job and the Company. Upper management constantly wants you to put Costco above your family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for if you have limited eduction.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Great pay for what you do, great benefit package, plenty of opportunity to move up in the organization due to large amount of growth, stock is doing great, pormotability from within.

    Cons

    The daily tasks are monotonous. Raises are based solely on tenure so there is no real incentive to give it your best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises should be based upon performance not simply tenure. This way people will strive harder to achieve Costco's goals, instead of simply showing up to work and giving mediocre effort.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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