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Costco Wholesale Atlanta Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Significantly above average pay and benefits for retail (in 297 reviews)

  • Overall a great company great benefits (in 576 reviews)

Cons
  • Very hard to full time position (in 196 reviews)

  • They say they don't work with other jobs schedules so if you're looking for part time like I was they will give you a hard time (in 173 reviews)

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  1. "Costco"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Clerk in Morrow, GA
    Current Employee - Service Clerk in Morrow, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company, benefits awesome, pay is decent

    Cons

    New attendance policy sucks

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded & listen


  2. "Nepotism and Favoritism"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved having holidays off, and I loved the amount of benefits the company has for their employees. We were always taken care of financially.

    Cons

    Management was terrible. The warehouse I worked at ran their departments through intimidation. I was a full time student working part time and my manager would still work me 39+ hours a week, including on the days I had off for school. When I would remind him about my school schedule, he made me print out every single schedule and a screenshot of my computer for proof of being a student. If I failed or withdrew from a class, he told me I'd be written up. I've seen people become promoted within the warehouse or moved to full time because their relative worked in corporate or was a GM in another warehouse in the state. I've seen women flirting with managers who suddenly get the best schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and be open-minded when they use the open door policy. When I spoke to my GM about what was happening, he told me that it all sounded fair and when I asked to transfer warehouses, he told me that he doesn't help employees who don't deserve it. I ended up quitting because the job gave me too much anxiety and stress. And I know several other employees at different warehouses who feel the same way. The company said it would work with students and help them, but I only felt harassed about getting an education.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Pharmacy technician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician CPhT in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician CPhT in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good with a consistent goal to make more.

    Cons

    The system sucks if your use to a up to date system. Also if your new your guaranteed to do all the things, that people who have been there longer, don't want to do.

    Advice to Management

    Seniority isn't everything. They need to working on rotating shifts working as a TEAM on all positions in the pharmacy and being fair.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Costco is wonderful but come visit atlanta stores undercover"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay, the benefits, the stability and the hardworking people the work is simple but tedious and the quality of effort

    Cons

    People with Seniority try to hold others who want more than they do back from growth and more hours. some managers are in competition with each other for employees and don't really want you to leave or grow outside their department they become passive aggressive with their tactics to keep you. they want you stay where you are and not grow and punish you by ignoring you and making comments as if they are God over your life and can make it miserable.. they play favoritism and likeness for advancement in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    Go undercover in Atlanta or send someone undercover to see how local management and people with seniority really treat new people who have a passion to grow with a company how oppressive, controlling, cliquish, passive aggressive it can be. It's like they say you can do this but don't want to see anybody advance whether it's hours or position.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "cashier assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is the job for you if you like a physical job with lots of customer interaction. Everyone is very friendly

    Cons

    There are a lot of rules and not every expectation is clearly communicated.


  6. "Best Company in The World"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Duluth, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are out of this world. There is a reason we have zero turnover. All you need is a High School degree and ambition to climb the Costco corporate ladder

    Cons

    The company culture is built on seniority and promotions are somtimes given to the longest employed rather than the most qualified

    Advice to Management

    If you wish to become a manager in this company, you will have to be willing to move several times


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dacula, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dacula, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay overall, some departments are an underpaid areas. Great benefits overall.

    Cons

    No longer a family oriented environment. Work is not appreciated

  8. "Great company, great benefits, fast paced. Good opportunity for career. Lots of different jobs."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Duluth, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will not find better pay in any other retail. It cannot be beat. The company as a whole is great. Employees have great perks.

    Cons

    Costco is promoting alot of unexperienced people that are very young minded and immature. Management is horrible. There is no proper training. This makes for a bad future with the company. This is very bad for moral which makes unhappy workers. It is bringing down the company's name.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


  9. "Produce Stock Clerk"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Produce Stock Clerk in Cumming, GA
    Former Employee - Produce Stock Clerk in Cumming, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay and Great Bennefits

    Cons

    They promote based on seniority over skills and abilities
    Bad hours


  10. "cashier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work if you want a place that's flexible with your school schedule.

    depending on location management can be really laid back

    Cons

    the other workers can sometime drag you into trouble if your not careful

    the schedule will be different every week if your not in school

    Advice to Management

    no advice really. the place is not bad unless you allow management to get to your head.

    work hard and eventually become a manager.


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