Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
1672 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work.

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

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with your schedule when working part time.

    Cons

    Minimum training and little follow up training.

    Advice to Management

    More meetings with sales team.

  2. Non Licensed Optician

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay, really assure that the worker is benefitted

    Cons

    management does not stand behind their employees as often as they should

    Advice to Management

    Standing by and defending the employee is the key to what is missing in the warehouse. Just because you pay us well doesn't mean we should take crap from everyone and have a smile on our faces

  3. Helpful (2)

    Costco Deli Department Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Deli Assistant in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Service Deli Assistant in Nashua, NH

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Department managers are great
    Pay raises are based on hours worked.
    Great benefits and overtime hours were available.
    Open door policy to voice concerns.
    Good co-workers who were there to actually do their job.
    Very supportive of employees.

    Cons

    Weekends were crazy but that is part of the job.
    Upper management can be overbearing.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Costco Paralegal - Contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Paralegal in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Paralegal in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with
    Lots of free stuff

    Cons

    Low salary and major inefficiencies

    Advice to Management

    Show your contractors you want them by making realistic offers.

  6. I worked for Costco for 6 years and enjoyed my time. It was bittersweet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    really good pay especially on Sundays. basically the more hours you put in the more raises you will get.
    holidays off
    getting out early on the weekend was a plus. After you top out you get a bonus twice a year. really good healthy benefits.

    Cons

    The management is down your back making sure you are always doing your job. YOU have to sweat the managers so you can be on there cool side. alot of favoritism. It was automatic that you had to work weekends. Pushing carts in the winter and in the summer time.

    Advice to Management

    dont be so uptight with the employees.

  7. Ok place to work if you have no degree

    • 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

    Pros

    Get raises every certain amount of hours reached.

    Cons

    Hard to get a full time position
    No Weekends off. Ever.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic company for those who really want to work. Don't waste your time applying if you are lazy or unmotivated.

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Better hours than many other retailers, major holidays off. Great pay and benefits. Opportunity for advancement if you are a hard worker.

    Cons

    It's retail. Very hectic almost all the time, even when it's slow due to cutting hours to save payroll. Difficult to get into company in anything above base part time hourly employee, even with experience.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of people who slip through the cracks that are slow and lack dedication.

  9. Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay with many locations.

    Cons

    Life is expected to take a second seat job.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great college job!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Treat employees well ans have amaxing benefits

    Cons

    Hours and weekends. I dont want to be working weekends my whole life and depending on your department and seniority you could be working until 10:30 pm or opening at 4 am.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Excellent benefits and pay, hard work and difficult managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Front End Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You can get $11+/hr working part time up front as a starting salary, with incredible events even as remaining part time

    Cons

    All about the members (not customers), they pay for a better experience. Managers are often hard butts, takes a while to build a report

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees like trash as soon as they start

Work at Costco Wholesale? Share Your Experiences

Costco Wholesale

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.