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Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
1,484 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.  

    Loved working here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Worked here while going to school!Great benefits and starting pay and paid holidays off!

    Cons

    Still retail so have to work weekends and deal with customer service issues

  2.  

    In general, it is a great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Analyst in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Accounting Analyst in Issaquah, WA

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, Benefits, Accommodation. The company values are great.

    Cons

    Pay scale. The pay is not the most competitive in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good job. Good people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Great place to work. People are very friendly

    Cons

    Slow growth unless willing to move to Seatle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Front End Assistat

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly environment, company clearly values employees, fun going into work each day, great benefits, opportunities for advancement, flexible hours for students

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet on a cement floor, difficult to change schedule for days off, different work hours every week for part time employees,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I was a cashier assistant, and while the work is tedious and tiring, the company makes it worth it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Starting Costco Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Starting Costco Employee in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    The companies' values are a great reason why you should work here. They don't believe in working on holidays, have pretty decent hours, the pay is pretty well, and with my position, you had to move around A LOT, but I looked at it like getting pad to work out. I lost weight and gained muscle, which I needed. You get a raise not by performance, but by how many hours you've worked, which is nice. Usually really nice co workers, at least at my location.

    Cons

    Pushing carts is really the worst thing. You have to do it multiple times a day, in heat or in cold. Members aren't always the nicest; they feel entitled to be rude just because they pay to shop there. Days can be long and you do get tired out quickly. A lot of running around and being active, as well as lifting heavy items. Sometimes you get stuck doing tasks by yourself that you can't really get done, but you try the best you can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would probably advise to make sure the supervisors were very nice, understanding, and always willing to help. A couple seasonal supervisors were not the best fit in being in charge, especially when the higher manager isn't around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to gain experience and move up.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, pay is above average, fast paced, and days go by quickly.

    Cons

    It can take awhile to move up, at least depending on your location and turnover. Applying to other departments tends to be hard unless you have a friend in the department. Most employees start working outside on carts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentives and opportunities to move to other positions would encourage individuals to stay longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I have been working with Costco almost nine years in varies positions recently became full time

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    good company to work for good pay and benefits
    I love working at COSTCO

    Cons

    Some favouritism between co-workers and the bosses when it come to scheduling
    Minority miss treatment specially woman
    There are also good (Bosses) that cares as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to look in to early shift scheduling priority for senior employees
    More fare and equal management for all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay
    Great benefits
    Can move up in the company
    Takes care of employees
    Leave of absense if need it

    Cons

    Members are rude and feel entitled because they pay a membership fee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting members be rude to your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a bad place to work that pays well compared to other hobs of a similar nature.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Thornton, CO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Very good pay for the job, free membership, and not too pushy on selling which leavesyou with some freedom. As long as you do everything you can and leave their members conpletely satisfied they are happy with your performance.

    Cons

    In order to advance your career there it requires a lot of sucking up, and who-you-know mentality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My experience working for Costco was very professional and fun as well.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Assistant in Middleton, WI
    Former Employee - Cashier Assistant in Middleton, WI

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work for this company again.

    Cons

    i have no cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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