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Good company, good pay

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Associate in Portland, OR
Former Employee - Associate in Portland, OR

I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Costco was a great place to work while I went to college. Flexible hours, higher than average pay for high school education, better than average environment for high school education.

Cons

too much emphasis on seniority opposed to talent or fit when it comes to work assignments. If someone is a good fit for xyz department, they should work there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep paying employees well; it's working and sets you apart from retail

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Best stable company to work for

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    Former Employee - Merchandising
    Former Employee - Merchandising

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

    Pros

    If you want an employer who is strong, steady, and successful, this is the place for you. There are no gimmicks to their business model. They provide an opportunity to work hard and get compensated fairly. If you had to buy a flavor to describe this company, I would say an expensive vanilla.

    Cons

    Most decisions are made at the top. You provide the work and obedience and they will provide the business model. When everything is going right, there isn't much room for creativity. There is not room for rapid change here. This place is like an aircraft carrier - they're strong and change is slow. There isn't any opportunities to make a spectacular difference and get recognized and compensated for it , but if you like teamwork and don't mind a bit of drudgery, then this is the place. After the stars in your eyes have disappeared from being hired, then learning their system, work just becomes work here. Yes, you can move up but because turnover is so low, it can take years to go anywhere. I suspect as the economy picks up, that will change as new positions will open as new stores are built. It's important you be geographically available if you want to be a career person, however, all you do can be for naught if somebody in management want to make room for one of their relatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really. Your model is set and you will march to your orders.
    Self-regulation on hiring of family members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Costco is great.

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    Current Employee - Forklift Driver in Victorville, CA
    Current Employee - Forklift Driver in Victorville, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good vacation time and personal days. Twice a year bonuses after you hit top pay.

    Cons

    Have to work weekends and nights.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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