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it is just alright

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Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)  in  San Dimas, CA
Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in San Dimas, CA

I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than a year

Pros

the pay is pretty good...

Cons

the co workers... politics politics politics...

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Golden handcuffs

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    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful work environment

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Marysville, WA

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Job security. Once hired as a permanent employee you will have a job as long as you do the minimum required. No uniforms, can wear jeans to work. Benefits for part time employees. Good pay structure, get regular pay increases based on hours worked. Easy to move to different departments/jobs.

    Cons

    Low turnover so not easy to move up. Constant blaring radios create a stressful environment. Management not often available to help with customer problems. Impossible to get full-time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize good employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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