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
1,130 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    some Costcos run ran better then others

    Everywhere (Former Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsLoved having hoildays off and paid. Loved sunday pay and the great benefits you have as a part time employee

    ConsI loved working for Costco my first _ years once management changed moral started lowering and the good employees started to quit or get fired to be replaced with "cheaper paid" people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with respect and listen.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Frustrating

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Prosbenefits and personal time given is fair

    ConsGood old boy network not in a a male/female sense , but just in it is all about who you know ! Also Unum who handles their Personal Medical Leave claims is corrupt and is ripping Costco employees off who pay into STD and UNUM trys to stonewall and deny benefits as does Eberle Vivian the L & I self- insurer for Costco worker comp claims. Eberle Vivian uses threats and strong arm tactics with Doctors to force unjured employees back to work for Costco.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so arrogant and in cahoots with Hr

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company Values

    Assistant F/E Manager (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsThe companies internal values are amazing, Great pay for what the job is. Above average benefits. 90% of the co workers love their job. Great job for college students as they work around schooling schedules the best they can.

    ConsHigh drive environment. Locational management can involve a lot of politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDepending on your location, some assistant whs managers and whs managers can be dismissive at best.

    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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    les than a year

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Issaquah, WA

    Prosgood values, great people, loyalty to employees

    Conslack of leadership, lack of direction lack of accountability

    Advice to Senior Managementtraining, leadership, direction, career path

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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