Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2020

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Pros
  • "Great benefits package for employees(in 911 reviews)

  • "Good workers good pay and Sunday premium(in 695 reviews)

Cons
  • "Part-time is mostly 5 hour shifts so it was a drag to commute for short shifts(in 251 reviews)

  • "Work you long hours with alot of expectations(in 118 reviews)

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  1. "Overall great"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stocker 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay Consistent hours Good benefits Free membership

    Cons

    Certain people in management make working harder than it should be, certain days will be tougher depending on which manager is in charge

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  2. Helpful (1408)

    "Real Pros and Cons"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very affordable high quality health insurance benefits even for PT employees. Great for working parents who split up child care and need coverage. The key to succeeding at Costco is to work hard, have a good attitude and be nice to people. It's hard work and fasted paced, you have to be down for that to succeed.

    Cons

    At this warehouse you are required to work 5 days per week, even if you are PT at 24 or so hours. This means lots of 4-5 hour shifts rather than fewer 8 hour shifts which is tough for those who commute a long distance to work or have to cover day care.

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  3. "Pharmacy Tech at Costco"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Cumming, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Base pay higher than anyone else

    Cons

    No chance to grow in the company as a technician Can't work more than 8 hours a day No room for overtime

  4. "No better company to work for."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Licensed Optician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pandemic has been rough. Most opticians were used in other departments. I was checking out at a register, wiping plexiglass, pushing and sanitizing carts. It was a very stressful time and still not over. So sure all costco employees were stressed during the pandemic. Who wasn't? But I feel Costco responded to the issue as quickly and responsibly as they could since this situation was new to all of us. I am so proud to work for such a great company that genuinely cares for their employees. Great insurance and the highest rate of pay in any comparable career. This makes me strive to give the best customer service and a level of excellence that is beyond compare to other companies.

    Cons

    Some difficulties dealing with people in customer service.

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  5. "great pay and benefits for a job that doesn't require a degree."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Sakes Associate in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great overall benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Its retail work so the obvious cons of retail sales will be there.

  6. "Great Business"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Diego, CA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    I don't have any regrets

  7. "Great place to work."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in Homestead, PA

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time

    Pros

    The pay is great for a “grocery store”. The company is well organized and, for the most part, has efficient and standard procedures. Everything operates like a machine.

    Cons

    You definitely have to work hard for your pay. There is almost no downtime. You have to be at the company for a long time before you are able to move up.

  8. "Nada"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Cart Crew in Sandy, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Because it is the best retail company to work for

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

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  9. "Great Company and People, but its retail"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Front End Assistant in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great People to work with - management is pretty nice and understanding

    Cons

    - however it is retail. And that has its own cons.

  10. "costco"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time

    Pros

    great benefits, job security, good pay

    Cons

    competitive to advance, labor, seniority is put first

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