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Helpful (1)

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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in Issaquah, WA
Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in Issaquah, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (More than 5 years)

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Costco Wholesale

  1. Helpful (2)

    With the right people running the warehouse, it is a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Offers great benefits to its employees (Medical, Dental, 401K) Promotes from within the company so all of your superiors were once at the bottom Good introductory hourly wage (1.5X pay on Sunday) Flexible schedules for college students Very active work environment Potential to move up to corporate Good at handling with personal/health issues per employee

    Cons

    Workplace politics is very prevalent Scheduling is inconsistent; sometimes get off at 10:30PM Some managers will try to micromanage every process on the front end Children of corporate employees always have the upper hand regardless of seniority Managers are constantly changing the rules about procedures A small portion of members feel that since they pay for a membership, the employees are somehow below them

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and be consistent. All employees should be held to the same standards regardless of who their parents are or how long they have been there. Allowing longtime employees to be repeatedly rude to other coworkers and employees sets a bad example for new hires and makes for a bad work environment. Offer classes/seminars for employees to prepare for other positions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merch Manager in Norwalk, CA
    Current Employee - Merch Manager in Norwalk, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money is good. They treat employees right.

    Cons

    Hours worked as a salary manager.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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