Costco Wholesale

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Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
1,398 Reviews
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1,398 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    security, cooking , demonstration of foods trained in lots of fields cash resister , sales speaking to people , helping

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Pros

    work part time live near by. like dealing with people , talking to people worked two or three jobs most of my life

    Cons

    none, need more securty , and more part timers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    32 years in law
     10 years in ccooking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Place to work if you enjoy customer service and You have a lot of opportunity to move up.

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    Former Employee - Tire Installer in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Tire Installer in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time

    Pros

    Good starting pay and great benefits. A lot of room for growth. Very understanding management.

    Cons

    None to be honest with my experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker
    Current Employee - Stocker

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

    Pros

    Benefits, people, management, environment, opportunities

    Cons

    Hours, part-time, not very flexible, no say in how many hours one might worl

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Opportunities Abound

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician

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

    Pros

    Management places faith in individual employees to execute their tasks to their fullest. Promotions are almost exclusively from within. Lots of opportunities and internal job bank is full of demand for various positions.

    Cons

    Inbred management that promotes internal ideals and rarely focuses on new/fresh objectives or ideas. Lots of management levels. Turnover is low and firing poor performers is a difficult task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Margins are exceptionally tight and budgets are constrained around various factors. No advertising is fine, but consider utilizing strategically allowing news/media to pick up exceptional deals. For instance, have 1 warehouse's gas price be the lowest of any gas station in the country. News outlets will always pickup on the deal and report it nationally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    excellent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stocker in Cedar Park, TX
    Former Employee - Stocker in Cedar Park, TX

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    High Pay, Great Benefits, Longevity

    Cons

    Hard hours, work is very difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Opportunity for Hard Workers

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    Former Employee - Baker in Mayfield, OH
    Former Employee - Baker in Mayfield, OH

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, lots of upward mobility in the company

    Cons

    Expect to work hard to keep your job and even harder to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in simple. Adding too many new items(in the Bakery) at once was a mess.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Upper management is great, day to day managers are horrible.

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    Current Employee - Cart Attendant in Commerce, MI
    Current Employee - Cart Attendant in Commerce, MI

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Terrible day to day manager tactics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect, not as worthless inferiors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Enemy body is nice, and time goes by fast.

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    Current Employee - Bakery Wrapper in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Bakery Wrapper in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Time goes by fast, co workers are nice. It's fun, you get to see all the cool stuff costco sells, you get to shop when the store is closed.

    Cons

    The day crew in the bakery leave as soon as their shift ends, even if they didn't finish their job. The clean up crew has to finish what they didn't and clean. I am always clocking out, one to two hours past my scheduled time, also you can't leave until a supervisor signed you out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix things that are needed to get job accomplished.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Service Assistant in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Service Assistant in Lewisville, TX

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

    Pros

    Amazing work environment, great benefits, great salary

    Cons

    its retail which is never fun but costco makes it easy to do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    An awesome place to work with great people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    management cares about their employees opinion

    Cons

    There are long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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