Compare Costco Wholesale vs Amazon BETA

See how Amazon vs. Costco Wholesale compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 6235 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 36612 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Costco Wholesale Ceo Craig Jelinek
90%
90%Craig Jelinek
CEO Approval
Amazon Ceo Jeff Bezos
86%
86%Jeff Bezos
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
82%
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
72%
Positive Business Outlook
71%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Front End Assistant243 Salaries
$14/hr
Installer131 Salaries
$30,344/yr
Department Manager42 Salaries
$68,748/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Development Engineer II1790 Salaries
$136,612/yr
Warehouse Associate1114 Salaries
$15/hr
Area Manager831 Salaries
$56,245/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 871 reviews)
"Great pay"(in 595 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 1756 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 1452 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Full time"(in 273 reviews)
"Part time"(in 242 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 3147 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 1755 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist

I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great team aspect and very dynamic group of workers from greeters to management .

Cons

There are no cons at Costco

Advice to Management

N/A

Current Employee - Senior Leader, AWS Enterprise Sales

I have been working at Amazon full-time for less than a year

Pros

The Amazon Leadership Principles tell the story of working here. If you're aligned with and agree with those principles and want to work in that manner, you'll like the environment. It moves fast,... the principles are real and show up in situations each day and people are comfortable to (respectfully) challenge others when they think the principles are not being lived up to. And AWS is definitely the most customer-focused enterprise technology company in today's market.

Cons

Depending on your group, the social aspects of the culture may be limited. People are pretty busy and committed to their work, but may not make time for social events and priorities. For those coming... from other large companies, it's a significant cultural adjustment that takes a while.

Advice to Management

Stay focused on the customer and keep making long-term bets. Evolve comp to keep attracting/retaining top talent.

Job Postings