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Costco Wholesale

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Costco Wholesale

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Costco Wholesale Overview

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  • Issaquah, WA
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1976
  • Company - Public (COST)
  • General Merchandise & Superstores
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

CompetitorsSam's Club, BJ's Wholesale Club, Whole Foods Market IP
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Costco is a membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing our members the best possible prices on quality brand-name merchandise. With hundreds of locations worldwide, Costco provides a wide selection of merchandise, plus the convenience of specialty departments and exclusive ...
Mission: To continually provide our members with quality goods and services at the lowest possible prices.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2022 (#93), 2021 (#56), 2020 (#55), 2019 (#79), 2017 (#34), 2016 (#40), 2015 (#29), 2014 (#16), 2013 (#46), 2012 (#23)

Top CEOs: 2021 (#81), 2019 (#42), 2018 (#83), 2017 (#88), 2016 (#46), 2015 (#13), 2014 (#6)

Costco Wholesale Reviews

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Craig Jelinek
Craig Jelinek
4,471 Ratings
Former Employee, more than 5 years

"Costco is a stellar company"

Feb 1, 2023 - Maintenance in Phoenix, AZ
Positive Outlook


Costco is an amazing company to work for. Top out pay is $26 an hour which is extremely competitive for unskilled labor. There is a great deal of security once you have passed your probation period.


You will never be allowed to take time off between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. It is part of the employee agreement that those dates are a blackout period for time off. Because there's so much
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Diversity & Inclusion at Costco Wholesale

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How is diversity at Costco Wholesale?

...Abysmal management, lots of misconduct from management and supervisors, zero transparency, zero respect for employees, negative work culture, harassment of employees, no accountability for management, favoritism...Read More

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Costco Wholesale Interviews

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Applied online71%
In Person16%
Employee Referral9%

  1. Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    I applied online. I interviewed at Costco Wholesale (Winnipeg, MB)


    Very good process , detailed and well thought out took too long but very nice people to deal with online assessment and in person interview with in a week hired on the 3rd week

    How I would react to negative customers

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Costco Wholesale Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500Fortune2015
  • Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Large CompaniesGlassdoor2014

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Does Costco Wholesale offer massages?

...Good benefits, higher hourly rate, free memberships...

September 11, 2020

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Employees rate Costco Wholesale 4 out of 5 stars based on 14,440 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor. In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, Costco Wholesale employees have voted their company to be one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

To get a job at Costco Wholesale, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Costco Wholesale and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 77% of employees would recommend working at Costco Wholesale to a friend. This is based on 13,695 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

71% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Costco Wholesale as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.5 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Costco Wholesale.

69% of employees think that Costco Wholesale has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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Costco Wholesale Locations

  • Dallas, TX
  • Independence, MO
  • Issaquah, WA
  • Louisville, KY
  • Norwalk, CA
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