Costco Wholesale

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  1.  

    Very good starting pay, fast-paced environment, they expect everyone to be on their A game. Feedback from managers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Front End in Maplewood, MN

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    The food court in the store was nice. The people are fun to work with and Costco wants to see you develop.

    Cons

    A lot of politics, especially when you move up. Very standardized so not much room for creative thinking, and could only clock in/out within 3 minutes of starting/closing time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Major Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Major Sales Associate in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Management, pay, benefits, hours, and other employees

    Cons

    getting fat from hot dogs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate

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

    Pros

    Great plcae to work with awesome pay for retail as well as very good benefits.

    Cons

    You need to try really hard to be able to advance and get supervisor position. even if you get, you will most likley get transferred to a new area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful! Great pay, benefits, and a sense of purpose.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tire Installer in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Tire Installer in Eugene, OR

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

    Pros

    The starting pay is far above minimum in many states. All employees have access to benefits as well as a 401k plan that matches employee contributions. The management is flexible and focuses on pleasing employees regarding their schedule. I am a full time student and my supervisors have gone above and beyond to give me opportunities with this company, even while I am overwhelmed with school.

    Cons

    It is stressful and demanding. Though member service is a cornerstone to this company, Costco will often let members walk all over their employees. It pays well because it is a hard days work. If you're not motivated and you have a weak work ethic, you will not make it past the probationary period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though Costco treats their employees better than anyone in the industry, I would suggest focusing more on employee recognition. I am personally motivated by appeasing my supervisors, and by knowing that I have done something that the company appreciates. It often seems that management shoves suggestions from employees to the curb. Though the company has a program in place to give employees a voice, it does not seem to be effective on the local level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Food Court

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment. free membership, time and a half on sundays. The payscale is the same for everybody. Everybody starts at same rate. Raises are by far some of the best.

    Cons

    Short breaks/lunches, managers always expect more out of your production, very strict management core. This company is like the military of all retail stores. You either sink or swim. Vacation and sick time are not great. Schedule is not stable for the most part.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good working place

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    Former Employee - Greeting
    Former Employee - Greeting

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    The good place, good benefit, and good team just in the Costco. It deserves you opens your career there.

    Cons

    The busy schedule and the stressful and fast paces job. You could learn a lot things though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    All around a great company to work for, whether you are planning on staying for only a couple years or long term.

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    Current Employee - Receiving Clerk in Duncanville, TX
    Current Employee - Receiving Clerk in Duncanville, TX

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits (health, dental, vacation)
    Good pay for no college degree
    At part time, guaranteed at least 24 hours a week, full-time is 38
    Sunday pay is time and a half

    Cons

    Depending on department, schedule can vary from week to week.
    Work weekends
    Management can be a pain at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with empty promises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Easy job, bad pay, incompetent coworkers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very stable (seems impossible to get fired), work is easy, expectations are low, some managers are great

    Cons

    High performers are expected to do entire team's work, no performance reviews for managers, many employees are computer illiterate and hard to work with, pay for corporate jobs is very low, merit raises are rare and low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute performance review process for managers, offer voluntary layoffs to clear the dead wood, offer competitive pay for skilled jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great company but be prepared to deal with horrible members

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    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, hours, 401k and bonuses..can't really complain when you're making $50,000 a year without a college degree..

    Cons

    The members can be awful and even if they are cussing at you or treating like garbage management will always take their side and even reward their bad behavior with cash cards..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to understand we don't want unhappy members sometimes they're are upset because we can't fill a control substance early..please look at the big picture instead of having the attitude that a complaint is a complaint..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treated like a dog....

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    The pay is ok but you never get enough hours to make it worth while

    Cons

    Very hard to get full time

    Doesn't Recommend

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