Costco Wholesale

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Good Starter Job

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Costco Wholesale

Pros

Great pay and benefits for a retail job. they offer vac pay and sick pay plus medical, dental and vision. also a bonus starting at $2500 once you top out as a regular employee with no requirements

Cons

The only downside I see is that sometimes it can be difficult to move departments

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    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Clerk
    Current Employee - Service Clerk

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

    Pros

    - Good Pay
    - Great benefits
    - Various departments to work
    - Promotes from within the company
    - One of the last retailers to observe holidays such as New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day etc.

    Cons

    - Retail hours
    - Difficult to obtain full-time
    - Management does not respect seniority for scheduling as outlined by the employee agreement
    - Members can be obnoxious to outright hostile
    - Difficult to transfer from store to store even if a person lives far or moves
    - Hard to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees will be much happier if seniority is applied toward scheduling. It is unfair for newer employees to obtain better schedules then older employees (school schedules and medical reasons aside).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Golden handcuffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Assistant
    Current Employee - Front End Assistant

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time

    Pros

    It's a solid company. They offer great products at great prices and they're good at what they do. I only work part-time and I still get full benefits for my husband and myself.

    Cons

    Standing on concrete for 8 hours straight really wears on your body no matter how good your shoes are. It's tough to get promoted mostly because there aren't that many positions in a warehouse. They need lower level employees the most. I've heard the managers refer to Costco as offering the golden handcuffs because they do pay well. A cashier can be making over $20 an hour with time and a half on sundays. You also get full benefits, sick pay, vacation, and 401K. It's really great for someone who doesn't have whole lot of ambition. However, a lot of people have big dreams but after being as Costco a few years they're making decent money and can't afford to quit even if the job is painfully mind-numbing. Hence, the golden handcuffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer new things to keep minds stimulated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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