Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
1,227 Reviews
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1,227 Reviews
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Costco Wholesale President & CEO Craig Jelinek
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You are able to grow within the company the pay and benefits are wonderful (in 106 reviews)

  • There are great benefits available for part-time and full-time employees (in 168 reviews)


Cons
  • Offered me full time then fired me right before I was to receive benefits (in 57 reviews)

  • Takes a few seasonal periods to get hired permanently and then it is only part time (in 46 reviews)

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    Former Employee - Sales/Supervisor  in  San Marcos, CA
    Former Employee - Sales/Supervisor in San Marcos, CA

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Obtaining seniority amongst other employees for vacations and scheduling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set regular schedules.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Tire Center ,maintenance, Front end assistant and now tire center supervisor

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    Current Employee - Tire Center Supervisor  in  Camillus, NY
    Current Employee - Tire Center Supervisor in Camillus, NY

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    everything I make 23.50 per hour great benefits great work environment I think Costco is a great career move you can make 6 figures with the company over time if you want to if you need a job I would recommend Costco any day

    Cons

    There are no con's in my eyes try it for yourself its worth it there is a new store opening in Syracuse October 2014

    Approves of CEO
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    Almost 90 days with the company

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    Current Employee - Front End Assistant
    Current Employee - Front End Assistant

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

    Pros

    Great starting pay. Flexible with scheduling for the most part. Great benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism. Better hours for employees that have been there longer even though their work ethic is crap. Communication between management and employees could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and reward the hard workers rather than those who slip through the cracks. Instead of promoting those with no experience and just basing it off of their seniority, give those with the experience a chance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, bonuses, and people who come to see you when you always strive to deliver excellent service.

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    Former Employee - Job #1 Member Service  in  Selma, TX
    Former Employee - Job #1 Member Service in Selma, TX

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, takes care of their employees when persona; issues arise.(Family emergency, funeral, baby being born) as well as great pay per hour.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for advancement. Very hard to move up in the company when some employees either don't move up or choose not to move up within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees a second chance for advancement or future rehiring for employees that have been demoted or terminated in the past.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    You wont find a better company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everything! Benefits, supervisors, coworkers, atmosphere- this company was fantastic. I worked at Costco for 3 years until I had to move. After starting at 11 an hour, within a year and a half I was making 12.50 as a cashier. This is the best company I have ever worked for. Supervisors don't just focus on the negative, they constantly give praise for good work. The turn over rate is almost non existent. The raises are constant, frequent free lunches, the management is personable and understanding. You will feel valued here!

    Cons

    The job its self can be physically demanding, but you are very well compensated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Yep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Pay is really competitive for the location

    Cons

    Nothing is extremely negative, typical setbacks

  8.  

    Great company, good pay

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    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)  in  Woodinville, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in Woodinville, WA

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helpful supervisors
    Great pay
    Flexible Hours
    Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    A lot of employees are just kinda "there"
    A good amount of emphasis is put on seniority, not work effort
    Sometimes way understaffed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing

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    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    hours, flexibility, environment, payment, quality, peaceful

    Cons

    coworkers
    customers
    work load (heavy lifting)
    always standing
    always cold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more college students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful People that are flexible

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    Former Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)  in  Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in Roseville, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Pay for moving to the town for a local college. Were VERY Flexible with my schedule.

    Cons

    Small accidents can make for a write-up. I messed up a few times and they wrote me up and put it on my performance record

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Costco is a great company to work for and they take great pride in taking care of their employees.

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    Current Employee - Vault Clerk  in  Murray, UT
    Current Employee - Vault Clerk in Murray, UT

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

    Pros

    Costco pays great and has great benefits. Because of this they attract some of the best employees in the industry.

    Cons

    Because it's retail the hours are not Monday through Friday from 9 to 5. Having a schedule that is not set can be difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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