Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    A very unique and fast paced work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Great health care, vacation and sick time. Raises are automatic with hours worked. Job security. Opportunities for upward mobility and for learning different jobs within the store.

    Cons

    There are a lot of managers with different styles of managing. Everything is seniority based. Items are very heavy. Items are always rotating so you never know if we have something in and where it is in the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone had worked for more years than someone else, doesn't mean they don't still have to work hard. And promotions should be solely based on capability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Decent pay for Retail

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    Current Employee - Clothing
    Current Employee - Clothing

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Evening hours and weekends. Decent pay for not needing to use your brain what so ever.

    Cons

    Everything is based on how long you have been there vs performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great company with amazing benefits and a decent starting wage with a balanced structure to grow.

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    Current Employee - Stocker in Waipahu, HI
    Current Employee - Stocker in Waipahu, HI

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

    Pros

    A few reasons that is beneficial for working at Costco Wholesale is the amazing benefits and decent starting wage with earning potential up to $22/hr (depending on the department).

    Cons

    A few reasons that negatively impacts my views working at Costco Wholesale, I've came to learn is some of the employees with high seniority. They love to talk, but when they initiate a conversation with you the Front End Sups call you out. The lack of management towards those employees is really a buzz kill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some advice I would share with upper management is to manage employees equally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. great company with great benefits

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    Current Employee - Baker
    Current Employee - Baker

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    benefits are great for family's...

    Cons

    you work hard for every penny

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Enjoyed my time there

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    The benefits were better than expected

    Cons

    Scheduling did not allow for more hours in fewer days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more hours on fewer days for PTers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Good job for college students who need quick cash.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    The pay is good and the hours are always there.

    Cons

    Management tends to only promote people based on likeability and not merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. The company is great on paper, in application it definitely has flaws.

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Consistent pay scale that is really easy to understand, paid vacation and sick days. Once you have a job with the company you have to really mess up to lose it. Easy to get days off when you request them in advance depending on the department. Able to train in other departments and transfer within the warehouse easily from your starting position to where you want to be.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company if you aren't willing to play the system politics. Schedule changing instead of a consistent schedule is a pain. Who you know is more important then what you know most of the time when it comes to getting hired or getting a promotion within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating management and supervisors as if they are above everyone else. Keep in mind how qualified people are for a position not just if they are good at interviewing and don't be afraid to get input from senior employees. Watching people get promoted who were just not good at the job and treat employees poorly is very frustrating and demoralizing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

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    Current Employee - Member Service Representative in Hazlet, NJ
    Current Employee - Member Service Representative in Hazlet, NJ

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is the best you can get working retail, and the employees are very friendly. People are proud to work here and it makes the experience enjoyable.

    Cons

    Being on your feet all day can take a toll on your body.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen the managers a little better. Some are much more efficient than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Costco Wholesale

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    Former Employee - Member Services in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Member Services in Yonkers, NY

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Best pay you'll find in retail/customer service. Promotions to those who deserve it.

    Cons

    Hard to get full time hours, slow seasons cause hour cuts, seasonal employees are picked out of a hat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Amazing work environment and growth!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Great benefits, people always there to help you when you need it. Management takes care of you.

    Cons

    Can't say anything really bad about costco. They're an amazing company to work for.

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