Costco Wholesale

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Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
1,350 Reviews
3.9
1,350 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You are able to grow within the company the pay and benefits are wonderful (in 135 reviews)

  • Great benefits, takes care of their employees when persona; issues arise (in 195 reviews)


Cons
  • Offered me full time then fired me right before I was to receive benefits (in 68 reviews)

  • If you are part time, the amount of hours you get can vary a lot from week to week (in 56 reviews)

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  1. 21 people found this helpful  

    Real Pros and Cons

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very affordable high quality health insurance benefits even for PT employees. Great for working parents who split up child care and need coverage. The key to succeeding at Costco is to work hard, have a good attitude and be nice to people. It's hard work and fasted paced, you have to be down for that to succeed.

    Cons

    At this warehouse you are required to work 5 days per week, even if you are PT at 24 or so hours. This means lots of 4-5 hour shifts rather than fewer 8 hour shifts which is tough for those who commute a long distance to work or have to cover day care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the PT staff at 24/hours per week or so to work 4/6 hour shifts or 3/8 hour shifts rather than 4 and 5 hour shifts. it gets expensive for those who commute a long distance to work or have to cover day care.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 15 people found this helpful  

    A great company to work for, they are fair and treat their employees well.

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Costco rewards those with a good sense of urgency and the willingness to learn. Its a stable company with great pay and bonus scales.

    Cons

    Training is more hands on, not a lot of book work. May be difficult who dont learn best on their feet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    It's the best company to work for! Period.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) and Part Time Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) and Part Time Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The managers are amazing and work with you. They understand you have a life outside of work and treat you like a human being. I love all of my mangagers and co workers and I couldn't imagine working any where else.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad about working for costco.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. You guys rock and I am honored to work for such amazing people!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Costco Offers great Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member Service
    Current Employee - Member Service

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Benefits
    -Flexible schedules for those who are in school
    -potential to move up within the company

    Cons

    -Poor Management
    -Retail hours
    -there are different standards placed on different individuals meaning some are held to a higher standard are left doing more work than those held to a lower standard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great part-time job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End/Cart Crew in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Front End/Cart Crew in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Lots of opportunities for overtime or extra hours. You work in many areas of the stores, never doing the same thing, which is good because sometimes work can be repetitive.
    I feel like i get paid to work out lol. i push carts outside which is my preference anyways.

    Cons

    Some managers and supervisors play favoritism.
    The front end can be very chaotic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Court
    Current Employee - Food Court

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Starting pay is high, great benefits, free turkey at thanksgiving, raises

    Cons

    They expect maximum effort at all times. Not a company for lazy people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Food court needs more staffing! It's very easy to get behind. Just maybe one extra person for a mid shift so we can get caught up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Experience

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong team player mentality, Management is firm yet flexible. Employees are well informed.

    Cons

    In many instances, ineffective comminications. Some need to place the right candidates in the right positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sky is the limit

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, Heath ins, growth is beyond imagination

    Cons

    Won't have weekends off unless you've been there for a long time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great place to work

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    This place has great coworkers and I've made a lot of friends in a short time here. The work is fast and constant so you're never left bored out of you mind waiting for something to happen. The employees have a variety of backgrounds from music industry, cell phone sales, history museums, movie theater employees, paralegals, homeland security, just to name a few, yet all seem to meet together as equals and work well as a team. It's a great environment.

    Cons

    I've had trouble decoding the official dress code. The employee handbook is extremely vague about what is permitted, and I have learned that essentially, dress code is whatever the store management decides and can vary drastically from store to store. Professionalism is an opinion and not everyone shares the same opinion when it comes to what looks "professional" in a warehouse setting. Ask questions. Lots of questions.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay and healthcare benefits.

    Cons

    Wish they had more full time positions open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more mindful of seasonal workers who are looking for full time work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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