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Costco Wholesale Issaquah Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Significantly above average pay and benefits for retail (in 291 reviews)

  • Overall a great company great benefits (in 563 reviews)

Cons
  • It's very hard to get a full time position even for employees that have been with the company for more than 5 years (in 189 reviews)

  • If part time max you get is 25hrs who can survive on that (in 168 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Front End in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Costco pays their hourly workers an average of $20.89 an hour.
    The Excellent Staff,
    The members treated you with respect.

    Cons

    Cashier Assistant . When members didn't like how you bagged their items.


  2. "Membership Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for developing communication skills with all types of people. I advise more people-oriented prospects to apply to this particular job. Costco is a wonderful company to work for!

    Cons

    Fast pace and sometimes overwhelming, if not properly trained or prepared. Must not be shy or unwilling to work! Costco is not the place for you if this is the case.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value employees just as much as customers. Happy employees generate happy customers, which creates value within the company.


  3. "Marketing Services Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Services Manager in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Services Manager in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inclusive, industry leading, committed, practical

    Cons

    Has some work to do in ecommerce and CRM


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  5. "Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job security, benefits, costco is maturing and holding alot of industry standards to a higher level ita agreat feeling to be apart of that.

    Cons

    Underpaid compaired to the industry standard, promotions are difficult to obtian if you are driven to keep pushing forward.


  6. "It's ok for now"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Work Life balance
    - Job Security
    - Willing to train or provide training new technology (ongoing education)
    - Upper management seems to be keen on not laying people off.
    - Most coworkers are decent and helpful.
    -Chilled/Relaxed Atmosphere

    Cons

    -Nepotism/Politics
    -No telecommuting for IT or any Home/Regional office employees
    - IT gets minimal budget compared to other retailers. Keep in mind this is a company where some managers and employees don't even know how to use a computer. Lots of top executives remember the time "when there was only one computer in the warehouse and that worked good enough for them."
    -Managers often have no idea what their managing- promotions to management positions are often based on who you know or how long you've been in a previous position. Executives seem to be ok with this.
    - Sub Par IT wages compared to Seattle Market.
    - No bonuses or anything else to create incentive. Per the CEO only managers and above are eligible for bonuses. This goes company wide and does not take into account skilled positions. Raises capped at 3% max per year
    - No standards across division some employees are paid higher than others or reclassified into a higher pay scale based on who your VP is.

    Advice to Management

    Address the above concerns.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Change Management Consultant in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Change Management Consultant in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable and reliable place to work.

    Cons

    A lot of nepotism and old school frame of mind


  8. "Keep making reviews"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, job security, and good wages.

    Cons

    Part-time employees deserve respect too! We work part-time for various reasons, do not expect us to come in 5 days a week for part-time benefits and pay. 3/8 hour shifts is the only schedule that makes sense.

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees are more productive, have less turn-over, fewer sick calls, and have got this company to where it is today.


  9. "Great employer."

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    Current Employee - Service Assistant in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Service Assistant in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Costco is a tight nit group of people, and the company's benefits are fantastic. Top out pay is good, and is revised every 3 years.

    Cons

    Not enough overtime. The increase in pay needs to quicken. You can be looked down upon if you are not from a warehouse.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lifestyle company with more discounts than perks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They promote internally rather than hire externally wherever possible, but you have to be there because you prefer the honest, egalitarian culture over cutthroat competition. They are, actually, extremely honest and above board in their corporate practices.

    Cons

    Due to the strong preference for internal hires, not all of your colleagues are qualified to do their jobs.... also the parking rules are Byzantine


  11. "IS Summer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Issaquah, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work culture, Friendly co-workers that actually care about your life outside Costco, Very flexible work hours

    Cons

    I would have prefered a more defined role for the internship


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