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Great place to work if you want to be full time and don't mind working evenings and weekends.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

Pros

Excellent pay and benefits. Wage based strictly on hours worked and not performance.

Cons

Retail hours and shift work. Sometimes short staffed- esp. in evenings when it's busy.
Do not seem to support anyone who has a family and wants to work part time. Min. for pt is 25 hours and I heard recently that they are enforcing that people in my dept. who are p/t work 5 days a week- isn't that full time??

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Part time workers are part time for a reason. If they wanted to be there 5 days a week they would be full time and receive the full benefits. Allow for more flexibility for people who make family a priority.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Costco

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good pay, large and internationally recognized company, look great on CVs

    Cons

    advancing to what you're qualified to do takes longer than it should, over educated people stuck in positions they are over qualified for whereas people who are not as educated but has been there longer advance but do not do a great job at it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not look for people who are willing to spend their lives in one position and who do not care for training or education, give people who are educated and trying to advance more chances

    Approves of CEO
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    Keep looking, this isn't worth the trouble.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Decent starting wage

    - Benefits for part time workers

    - Managerial chain-of-command is respected (you don't get chewed out by multiple people for the same issue).

    Cons

    - Raises take forever for part-timers. (I'm up $1 from where I started after 2 years).

    - No premiums for night shifts.

    - Internal politics are very bad.

    - Workload is ridiculously uneven.

    - There is an undoubted "glass ceiling" for superior workers. The only people I've seen promoted were based off of "who they knew," not what they had to offer. Furthermore, in most cases, the workers promoted were sub-par workers who were moved because they did not meet requirements in a certain department despite more qualified people applying for the same position. I've witnessed this myself over 5 times now.

    - The management at the top (Corporate) does a fantastic job, however, most of the management at the bottom is ridiculously incompetent and horribly undertrained. This is especially true in managerial communication and social skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should be promoted based on skill. Whether that is the current policy or not, it doesn't happen. You should be much more selective when promoting managers; and include more communcation training.

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