Costco Wholesale

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3 people found this helpful  

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

I have been working at Costco Wholesale

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. 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

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    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
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Costco NON-Benefits

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    Current Employee - Night Merchandiser in City of Industry, CA
    Current Employee - Night Merchandiser in City of Industry, CA

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

    Pros

    Salary, "Benefits", Customer Service Oppurtunity, Pay Raises, Promotion Opportunities

    Cons

    Poor Management-Employee Relations, Unethical Practices, Aggressive Methods, Favoritism, Unfair Practices (besides before mentioned), Poor/No Training, Conflicting Interests

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat Employeess the way that is outlined adn suggested in your OWN handbook. Look out for your "subordinates" instead of yourself and your "favorites".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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