Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
1,266 Reviews

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1,266 Reviews
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Costco Wholesale President & CEO Craig Jelinek
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best Retail Co!

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Benifits. Respect from management.

    Cons

    Its retail, you will work weekends and late nights.

  2.  

    Easy work but labor intensive

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The minimum wage is above average and they also provide full coverage insurance. We get holiday and vacation days pay which is nice.

    Cons

    pushing carts for two times a day for 2.5 hours each in the summer sucks. Management terrible at their job, they don't care who you are, they only care what they can do for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Phenomenal Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Costco  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Costco in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I just embarked on my career at Costco and it is an excellent company to work for. I am prior military and I researched my next chapter in life and all arrows pointed to Costco. I heavily researched the business model, founders, code of ethics, history, performance, etc., and it was evident that Costco upheld and operated operations based on theses principles. You cannot beat the compensation package considering the retail industry. You get to interact with members and provide that exceptional member service that Costco prides itself on. My leadership team is phenomenal -- I am impressed with their dedication/leadership/expertise.

    Advice for potential team members: It is difficult to be apart of the Costco team but if you get an opportunity:

    Know the company, hit the ground running, work hard, and work harder because the room for growth is exponential. You will work hard but Costco will take care of you. Costco is heading in the right direction because the foundation is solid!

    Cons

    I have no Cons to input.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Its a great company with great benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forklift Driver  in  Puyallup, WA
    Current Employee - Forklift Driver in Puyallup, WA

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

    Pros

    Its a good place to work they take care of there employees very well. There is lots of advancement opportunity and the managers all the way up to the CEO are really good people. Non salary employees get 2 bonuses a year.

    Cons

    You work weekends its retail after all. It used to take 4 years to top out now it takes closer to 10. I'm not sure if I would have stayed if it took me that long to top out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great family/ team environment!!

    • 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 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is always work available if your willing to put in the time and effort

    Cons

    Sometimes the training in a certain position leaves a lot to be desired

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Almost 90 days with the company

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great starting pay. Flexible with scheduling for the most part. Great benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism. Better hours for employees that have been there longer even though their work ethic is crap. Communication between management and employees could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and reward the hard workers rather than those who slip through the cracks. Instead of promoting those with no experience and just basing it off of their seniority, give those with the experience a chance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Tire Center ,maintenance, Front end assistant and now tire center supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tire Center Supervisor  in  Camillus, NY
    Current Employee - Tire Center Supervisor in Camillus, NY

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    everything I make 23.50 per hour great benefits great work environment I think Costco is a great career move you can make 6 figures with the company over time if you want to if you need a job I would recommend Costco any day

    Cons

    There are no con's in my eyes try it for yourself its worth it there is a new store opening in Syracuse October 2014

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, good pay

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helpful supervisors
    Great pay
    Flexible Hours
    Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    A lot of employees are just kinda "there"
    A good amount of emphasis is put on seniority, not work effort
    Sometimes way understaffed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Yep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Pay is really competitive for the location

    Cons

    Nothing is extremely negative, typical setbacks

  11.  

    Great pay and benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bakery Wrapper  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Bakery Wrapper in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay , benifits, time and a half on sunday holiday pay after probation

    Cons

    Start at 25 hours and hard to get more hours or fulltime

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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