Costco Wholesale
3.8 of 5 1,126 reviews
www.costco.com Issaquah, WA 5000+ Employees

Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.8 1,126 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Costco Wholesale President & CEO Craig Jelinek

Craig Jelinek

(475 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
1,126 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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    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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    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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    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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    Good pay for hard work.

    Tire Installer (Current Employee)
    Huntsville, AL

    Pros-Compensation
    -Perks/Benefits package
    -Equality and Opportunity offered
    -Respect from upper management
    -Instant overtime 1.5x pay on Sundays
    -Paid on holiday and not having to work

    ConsLike any job, you will encounter some people that you may not get along with 100 %, but that goes without saying.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing. Make sure to stay focused on keeping your co-workers happy and we will stay as productive as we always are.

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

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    I work in a positive, safe, and lively environment filled with positive, informative, and kind people.

    Front End Assistant (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsSunday premium: You get paid an extra $4/hour on Sundays.
    The people are amazing; they're kind and helpful.
    They are very flexible in terms of scheduling.
    The place is constantly busy, so there's always something for you to do.

    ConsNone that I can think of.

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

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    Great Company, Great Benefits

    Maintenance (Current Employee)
    Sheridan, CO

    ProsGood starting pay $11.50 an hour with raises based on hours worked
    Great benefits, even if you're only part time
    Good working environment
    Never work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours a week
    Time and a half pay on Sundays

    ConsTough to move up in the company, seniority is a huge factor
    Some managers don't deserve the titles they have but get them by default due to seniority

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so lazy, get your hands dirty, pitch in and help from time to time

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

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    Amazing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCustomer Service is the best thing I love doing at this company.

    ConsMoving things around all the time.

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    I gained valuable experience on becoming a team member.

    Hardlines Morning Merchandiser (Former Employee)
    West Fargo, ND

    ProsEvery employee was great to work with. The managers were understanding and willing to answer any questions.

    ConsExperienced nothing negative about the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication with lower level employees could improve.

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork-life balance, leadership, great for seasonal work

    Consaccountability, difficult to request time off

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    Great environment, friendly people and organized staff

    Major Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Mettawa, IL

    ProsPay, benefits and work environement

    ConsHire management from within company

    Advice to Senior Managementno

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

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