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Worst place I have ever worked

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Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Issaquah, WA
Former Employee - QA Engineer in Issaquah, WA

I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than a year

Pros

Pay was fair and they had a great cafe and the people were nice.

Cons

Incompetent management, They would rather hire foreign workers than Americans. The foreign contractors joke that they are taking American jobs. The Management relies on contractors way too much it will bring the company down as it will put them at the mercy of the foreign contractors I have sold all of my stock in this company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit hiring so many non American workers. They only confuse the Managers that don't know what they are doing in the first place with techno babble that they know will confuse them. They trust the Indian workers over the Americans that have more solid work experience and have their best interests ha heart.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1.  

    felt like a dead end job. maybe the right fit for a student looking for part-time work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    offers its part-time employees more benefits than many other companies

    Cons

    keeps many of its long-term 30+ hour employees part-time
    not much room for career advancement even with great reviews and commendation from management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good employer, but definitely over-hyped.

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    Former Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
    Former Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pros:
    -Unbeatable pay/benefits when you take into consideration how straight forward and brainless the work is.
    -Management is pretty consistent about your breaks in making sure you get them on time (30min lunch, and two 15's if you're working 8 hours)
    -No uniform and dress code is pretty laid back.
    -Free membership
    -"Never a dull moment" This is a double edged sword though.
    -Most cashiers are friendly, and even if they aren't friendly, the job is so fast paced that you don't have too much interaction with them anyway.
    -You get the opportunity to work in a lot of different areas and departments. One minute you could be assisting a cashier, next you could be folding clothes, next you could be pushing carts. Again, it's a double edged sword.
    -It's nice to actually see supervisors "get their hands dirty" and help out sometimes.

    Cons

    Cons:
    -Customer service based job so, obviously, you deal with some rude people. That's pretty par for the course though in retail.
    -Front End is CONSTANTLY under a microscope from upper management and it can be nerve racking.
    -Hours fluctuate WIDELY week by week and you don't get many to begin with. It's not really a "living wage" if you don't schedule your employees any hours.
    -Since hours fluctuate so often and management REFUSES to work around another job, you can kiss the option of a second job goodbye.
    -It feels like upper management just "wings it" everyday and just play's everything by ear, so naturally that causes a lot of disorganization and can be very stressful when plans are constantly changing.
    - How your day goes is decided HEAVILY on who your cashier (partner for the day) is, what mood they are in, and if they're willing to work as a team with you.
    -Managers expect you to learn something after being quickly shown once. Which can be frustrating if you're seasonal (like myself) because you don't work often and are taught new things everyday.
    -Employees with seniority are generally very rude, don't work as hard, and are usually pretentious and arrogant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Understand that just because YOU know something, doesn't mean EVERYONE else does, especially if they're new. Try to remember when YOU first started. Did you know EVERYTHING? No. Did you learn EVERYTHING after being shown quickly and haphazardly one time? No.
    -Organization is pertinent to having happy employees, happy customers and running an efficient business.
    -Focus more on your newer employees who are the future of your company, and less on the few "long time" employees you still have. More often than not, the newer employees work harder and bring a newer perspective on what can be improved on.

    Recommends
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