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Costco is a good place to work.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

Pros

Costco hires all of their managers from within so if you work hard enough you could go from pushing carts to management.

Cons

It seems like regardless of education Costco wants to put their employees through the trial of working on the floor.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Costco How fun

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    Former Employee - RTV Clerk  in  Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - RTV Clerk in Bellingham, WA

    Pros

    Costco pays well and also provides a variety of schedules to work. They also allow students to go on student retention and still keep their seniority. On Sundays you get paid time and a half and after 90 days you get holiday pay.

    Cons

    It is a retail job so expect to work weekends. Also in recent years the company has become alot less family friendly,extending the weekend hours ect. Costco preaches that there is tons of opportunity for career advancement but it really depends on the area of the country you work in. The Pacific NW is stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that corporate needs to make sure that the promises they make to employees are actually carried out at the warehouse level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Poor management and treatment of the employees by management with absolutely no assistance for resolution from HR.

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

    Pros

    Superb benefits and most colleagues are a pleasure to work with. Outside of direct management, the company sets a fun and exciting work environment. There are alway various employee events and activities. Great cafeterias with awesome food at very affordable prices! Corporate has a beautiful and fun campus.

    Cons

    Poor management in some departments. Some managers severe lack of training and skills in managing successful and positive relationships cause employee discord. Some managers treat employees unfairly. Some managers talk very negatively to employees. Some managers have a lack of respect and empathy for employees. Some managers have unreasonable expectations of job performance. Unfortunately no support from corporate HR for assistance to resolve the issues and therefore the employee is retaliated against by the management for going to HR for help which causes the other employees fear of speaking up for help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strongly encourage thorough management tests before hiring someone for a management position or promoting an employee to a management position. There are indeed great managers at the company that truly know how to manage people and business but unfortunately there are some unqualified managers that have caused and are causing a very negative and extremely stressful work environment with disrespectful and poor treatment of the employees. It is critical that these managers that truly need help are required to undergo extensive management and communications training in order to foster a team environment and happy and prosperous employees. The employees need recognition when a job is well done instead of always being criticized. Otherwise these managers need to be moved to other non-management positions within the company or find another company to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
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