Costco Wholesale

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A Company With Strong Leadership, Integrity, and a Solid Plan for Growth

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

Pros

Opportunity for advancement - most are promoted from within - very good benefits, strong community presence and reputation, steady growth, great people, option of moving to locations worldwide, respect for diversity

Cons

Inconsistent communication (in warehouses) with little access to educational opportunities, mainly if not a supervisor or manager, inconsistent and inflexible work schedules, little encouragement and mentoring from management, high potential for physical injury due to large, heavy merchandise and often frenetic pace

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Jim has always stressed "growing our employees" - at the warehouse level - supervisor and below at least, there is very little guidance/education provided to employees in regard to career options and paths, company philosophy regarding merchandising, and access to accurate benefit explanation.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Costco Wholesale

  1.  

    Very good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Marketer  in  Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Outside Marketer in Mount Prospect, IL

    Pros

    Great benefits, good salary, great management. Paid holidays, good training. After 5 years, full time, fully vested in retirement account. Fast advancement for those willing to take it.

    Cons

    It is retail, so hours may not fit personal schedules. Supervisors tend to be quite young. Long hours standing, but with breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outside marketers should be on a 5 day, M-F basis. Many other Costco locations do allow their marketers to work 8:30 am-5:00 PM, M-F.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People, Great Company, Pretty difficult to move up though. Overall pleased with my experience

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Folsom, CA

    Pros

    Stable company, good benefits, great people. Good first time job experience

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company. Easy to become complacent because of it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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