Costco Wholesale
3.8 of 5 1,132 reviews
www.costco.com Issaquah, WA 5000+ Employees

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Pros:
  • "You are able to grow within the company the pay and benefits are wonderful"
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  • "There are great benefits available for part-time and full-time employees"
    in 154 reviews
Cons:
  • "Limited opportunities to advance within the company if not a full-time employee"
    in 56 reviews
  • "Takes a few seasonal periods to get hired permanently and then it is only part time"
    in 45 reviews
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    Depends on how you look at it.

    Front End Supervisor (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsGreat pay versus other retailers and wholesalers. Benefits also really good versus competitors.

    ConsIt all depends on your warehouse manager. Its hard to move up and if you do move up it is because of personal relationships not truly ability. Whether or not you put forth the effort to get a degree doesn't matter. If you don't want to go to college, its good. If you get a degree to try to improve your abilities, you will sadly find thatr it means absolutely nothing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhile you do show that your employees are the greatest asset you have, look more at those who show promise and want to make the company better. I've seen too many people overlooked because someone else is more of a friend to management rather than the person being extremely able to competently perform their job.

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    A great place for entry level, but to move up, it's cut-throat.

    Stocker (Current Employee)
    Burbank, IL

    ProsDecent Pay and benefits. job Stability. management works with your schedule.

    ConsAlmost no turnover creates over-competitive environment for promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore objective hiring procedures.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive with mostly friendly and supportive coworkers

    Stocker (Current Employee)
    Santa Cruz, CA

    ProsThe pay and benefits are decent compared to other retailers out there. There are many different departments that you have the opportunity to learn. You just have to apply when a position opens up. They hire from within, so you will rarely see someone new in a management or supervisor position (unless they transferred from another Costco).

    ConsMight not be for you if you're not used to working in a fast paced environment. To go along with that, sometimes management isn't very understanding when you have 20 different tasks to do and don't get them done by the end of the night.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are good and bad managers where I work. They are under a lot of pressure, especially during "walks" when corporate comes in to check on everything. Nonetheless, overall leadership here is tolerable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, good people, good salary

    Electronics Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat working environment, good people and good benefits

    ConsSome Managers could be jerks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great job, with plenty of chances for growth, and cross training.

    Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) (Current Employee)
    Manchester, MO

    ProsGreat wages, great benefits. I can totally see myself being with the company for quite some time. If full time, you receive a raise TWICE a year, which will be TWO bucks a year until your topped out.

    ConsNothing really, other than as previously mentioned, there CAN be some clicking up going on, luckily not TOO much at my warehouse, probably because we are a new warehouse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWell, kind of like it's been said, don't announce when you will be visiting. We KNOW you are coming, so therefore we prepare for it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best retail firm to be with.

    Stocker (Current Employee)
    Silverdale, WA

    ProsBenefits by far, good for the family.

    ConsHard on the body, not for the the older worker!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep us healthy and safe.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pleasant

    Major Sales (Current Employee)
    Toledo, OH

    ProsBenefit Package is the best in the market.

    ConsPhysically challenging, a very fast paced environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementList to the ideas of the people working on the floor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Really great place for employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Tacoma, WA

    Pros- Really Care About Their Employees
    - Adequate Feedback from Superiors
    - Training is Very Hands On

    Cons- Must Learn Quick
    - Training is Very Hands On

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more feedback and motivation to employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    it was good

    Forklift Driver (Former Employee)
    La Habra, CA

    Prosit is a good cpmapny to work for.

    Consone downside is you have to deal with horrible customers.

    Advice to Senior Managementi really have nothing to say, they do a good job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Toledo, OH

    ProsThe people are amazing and its a good atmosphere. The salaries are amazing and the way the place is ran is nice.

    ConsI really don't have any cons about my place of work. It feels as if we are a close nit bunch of people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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