Costco Wholesale
3.8 of 5 1,130 reviews
www.costco.com Issaquah, WA 5000+ Employees

Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.8 1,130 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Costco Wholesale President & CEO Craig Jelinek

Craig Jelinek

(476 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "You are able to grow within the company the pay and benefits are wonderful"
    in 102 reviews
  • "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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    Great place to work with a flexible schedule while going to school

    Cashier (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsDecent pay for part time, benefits, and time and a half on sundays make it a nice job for working at a "grocery" store.

    ConsEverything revolves around the check in clock, have to be exactly clocked in when you start and exactly clocked out when your shift ends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good part time job

    Front End Assistant (Current Employee)
    Nashua, NH

    ProsGood starting salary, great benefits for part time employees.

    ConsNot a lot of vacation time on your first year

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Front End Assistant (Current Employee)
    Stockton, CA

    ProsPays well
    Tons of hours for part time job
    Flexible hours
    Free membership

    ConsAttitude from older staff (lack of respect)
    Lack of decent instructions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    summer job

    Food Service Assistant (Former Employee)
    Nashua, NH

    ProsTime and a half on Sundays, and they have a college retention program so you can get your job back as soon as you get back from school each summer or break

    Consscheduling isn't very flexible and you start in the lowest position they have at the time

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    Customer Assistant (Former Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsGood, good company but a lot of hard hard work starting when they put you outside

    ConsYou need "contacts" to follow up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Service Deli Assistant (Current Employee)
    Winter Park, FL

    ProsEverything about this company is great. Living wages, Very good benefits, off on holidays, time and a half on sundays The opportunities are endless for growth.

    ConsSome of the people there are stuck up but just go to work and mind your own business. The hours are of any retail company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, pays more than a teaching job.

    Food Court (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsGreat benefits for part time and even better benefits for full time. Pay raise determined by amount of hours worked, promotions based on seniority. Opportunity to relocate. Flexible schedule, ideal for college students.

    ConsMust know an employee to get an interview. Can be competitive when it comes to moving up. Work may be stressful depending on department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    excellent pay for the level of thinking required

    Front End Cashier (Current Employee)
    Waterbury, CT

    Prosa strong sense of community, great coworkers, good pay, great benefits

    Consinconsistent instruction, unclear advancement path outside of your own department

    Advice to Senior Managementconsider more coaching of employees, not just that something the employee did was wrong or right, but WHY it was wrong or right.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Assistant Buyer (Current Employee)
    Issaquah, WA

    ProsJob Security
    Great Benefits
    Really understand the merchandising business and Costco mentality
    Low turn over rate

    ConsImpossible to get fired -- which is great, but that also means a lot of people stop pulling their weight.
    Slow to move up, because no one leaves
    Strict schedules
    Only a 3% pay increase cap in merchandising for salaried employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementMerchandising needs more staff. Executive management projects huge growth, but with the exact same number of staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You get what you put in!

    Operations Supervisor (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, lots of challenges, opportunity & second chances

    ConsSlow to grow in some areas, corporate ladder can be difficult (but what company isn't?)

    Advice to Senior ManagementThanks for everything you do!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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