Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
1,291 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You are able to grow within the company the pay and benefits are wonderful (in 116 reviews)

  • Great benefits, takes care of their employees when persona; issues arise (in 186 reviews)


Cons
  • Offered me full time then fired me right before I was to receive benefits (in 62 reviews)

  • If you are part time, the amount of hours you get can vary a lot from week to week (in 51 reviews)

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    Front End Assistant

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    Former Employee - Front End Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Front End Assistant in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work consider competitive pay

    Cons

    It's hard to work 8 hrs. a day and constantly being on your feet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to reward workers who really care about their job as well as making sure members get the best treatment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Front End

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    Current Employee - Front End (Cashier Assistant) in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Front End (Cashier Assistant) in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, hire good people, get a free membership, fast paced, benefits for part time, time based pay raises.

    Cons

    Managers have to move after a certain amount of time, not flexible with schedules, can be demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say that they should be more clear with new employees, they tend to do the "I'lll tell when you do something wrong after you do it,"instead of before.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    awesome company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    everything is great at costco

    Cons

    you work long hours every day

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Excellent

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    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for personal growth. The company treats its employees very well.

    Cons

    I worked at a Union store that inhibited the ability for transparency and sound judgement calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to validate all employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great pay and benefits for the retail industry. There really is a mentality of by expecting the best you get the best.

    Cons

    At times management more focused on sales and the approval of upper management and less on the customer and hourly employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are well above industry averages. Very stable company with stable sustainable growth. Strong leadership at the top.

    Cons

    Workers are given raises and bonuses based on tenure and not accomplishments or work performance. Some employees work very hard while others just skate by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Rothman program needs to be reevaluated, When it comes to advancement many qualified individuals are often overlooked and qualifications because another candidate is a longer tenured employee,

    Recommends
  8.  

    Best place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Co-workers and management were awesome! Pay was great!!

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about company

  9.  

    Costco culture and ethics are excellent, but at the cost of compensation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA

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

    Pros

    Terrific culture, ethics and vision from leadership

    Cons

    Once established, compensation difficult to adjust to industry averages

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful Employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Assistant in Oakbrook Ter, IL
    Former Employee - Front End Assistant in Oakbrook Ter, IL

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They offer a huge degree of flexibility, great benefits, and a well maintained environment.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get a job there, Little room for upward mobility, raises are not merit based

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mettawa, IL

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

    Pros

    Pay increases and bonus with time. Pay you well.

    Cons

    Once you are a manager, you are expected to work long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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