Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Great company!

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers! Time goes by fast since it s a busy environment. It is a great company to get in while you are young and work your way up as a carreer.

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons to add to my review. I will update this review if I come up with one.


  2. Decent Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Major Sales in Denham Springs, LA
    Current Employee - Major Sales in Denham Springs, LA

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay, benefits, health, dental

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedule, junior management need experience


  3. Helpful (3)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Costco really cares about their employees. This is the place to work in Miami, Florida.

    Cons

    Costco is somewhere you have to work hard. Nothing is granted automatically. Some see this as a down side but I think it is a plus.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. This is an awesome place to work, the company really takes care of people who work there.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Love Costco!

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    As a very young, single mom of two small children, Costco works with me so much. They pay a living wage so that I can support my family. My managers are great and actually know what they're doing and they're never rude about asking them questions. The benefits are amazing and it's not something you find many places as I'm only considered part time even though I work an average of 36 hours a week.

    Cons

    Closing during the week kind of stinks as a parent since we don't get out until 11. Weekends is 9.


  6. walter jackson

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Michigan in Brighton, MI
    Former Employee - Michigan in Brighton, MI

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great wages, growth, great company, great benefits

    Cons

    hours, seniority, fluctuating start times


  7. Helpful (3)

    Quality Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member Services
    Current Employee - Member Services

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefit package.Excellent job security Many locations to choose from and the possibility to transfer to any one of them makes it easier to find employment just about any where you want to live.

    Cons

    Strict attendance policy does"t allow for becoming ill or unexpected health problems without filing FMLA paperwork to protect your record. Management at some stores isn't always top quality. Some managers are allowed to force their own agenda upon employees.

    Advice to Management

    More enforced uniformity in management policies. Do not announce store visits to management prior to visiting if you really want to see what is going on in a certain locations. At my store the only time it looks "Showtime Ready" is before a visit from Regional or someone like Jim Senegal.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Supervisor

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay with no education requirement

    Cons

    Hard to move up in Arizona because company is seniority based


  9. Helpful (1)

    Costco Wholesale Review

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working for Costco has had many perks. The benefits are great, very flexible schedules especially for students and the other employees are for the most part very friendly. Great work environment. Will help you gain a lot of different useful skills. Overall a really great job and place to work. Pay is very good, hours are good, and if you put effort into your work it is easy to move up and get raises as well.

    Cons

    There is a min of 24 hours per week, which makes it hard for students at times and also part time employees who don't need/want too many hours or are planning on having days off. There is occasional drama but that is hard to avoid sometimes. Not too many cons I can think of besides these.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Service Clerk (cashier)

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits. Paid vacation and holidays. Casual dress and relatively easy job. Safe work environment and free Costco membership.

    Cons

    Constantly micromanaged by hourly supervisors who brown-nosed their way into that position. Stuck at a cash register for 6-8 hrs a day usually without assistance and frequently dealing with ornery members.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in the trenches with your hourly employees so you can understand the reality of their circumstances instead of the "spreadsheet" world of statistics and budgets that the corporate big-wigs live in.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Company, some growing pains

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Environment Coordinator
    Current Employee - Project Environment Coordinator

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent treatment of employees, stable work environment, growing company. Offer great benefits and good upper leadership.

    Cons

    Very slow moving for decisions and resistant to change. Middle management is weak and afraid of challenging the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    The culture is great, just need to get that to filter down better to reach everyone not just the upper leaders. We need to let people innovate and introduce changes without fighting the change so hard at all levels. Arrogance and a lot of ego exists in the company and it is hurting and slowing down success.



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