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Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Significantly above average pay and benefits for retail (in 308 reviews)

  • Overall a great company great benefits (in 588 reviews)

Cons
  • Very hard to full time position (in 199 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. Helpful (1063)

    "Real Pros and Cons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in San Luis Obispo, CA
    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 (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.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the PT staff at 24/hours per week or so to work 4/6 hour shifts or 3/8 hour shifts rather than 4 and 5 hour shifts. it gets expensive for those who commute a long distance to work or have to cover day care.


  2. "Pretty good, especially for the retail sector"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Costco, we enjoyed good benefits and managers who were willing to work with us. Costco has a reputation as the holy grail of retail employers, and I believe that it deserves every ounce of that reputation. It's easy to change departments and pretty easy to gain a managerial position, provided you've shown a good work ethic.

    Cons

    Retail work is retail work. Even at a great place like Costco, you'll still have to do manual labor and deal with unpleasant customers.

  3. "Amazing company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Driver in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Forklift Driver in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Costco as a company treats their employees great!! The pay is amazing to start and just keeps getting better.. one of the best insurance plans available, and great 401k
    The people are great to work with! You can transfer with Costco to any location, in any state and keep your seniority.... Costco is great at working with school schedules too

    Cons

    It's retail! The members can be difficult to work with. Hard to get full time positions. If your part-time they can change your schedule around ( days off hours)


  4. "good work place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    sunday premium pay time and a half

    Cons

    lots of running half of the day out in sun burning pushing carts

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "FEA Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time

    Pros

    Flexible with school schedule, great environment

    Cons

    Being extended due to being understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Ask what does sustainable leadership look like!


  6. "Depends on management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the benefits and pay are great

    Cons

    quality of warehouse depends on management


  7. "A very fun place to work with people who are passionate about helping others achieve their consumer needs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits compared to other companies. They have a very vibrant staff that enjoys working with each other, high synergy and work ethic

    Cons

    There are short shifts when I would want a longer day so I could personally accomplish more in the day than a 4 or 6-hour shift

    Advice to Management

    Maybe switching to full 8-hour days

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Employees seems happy and customer-friendly."

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    Former Employee - Bakery Wrapper in Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - Bakery Wrapper in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've heard that Costco offers very good benefits to its employees. They have very welcoming smile when you enter the store which makes you feel appreciated.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges in working here are you have to be fast in your assigned area because to keep up with the fast-paced environment .

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Happy employees means good service to the customers.


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacist
    Current Employee - Pharmacist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a generous benefits package, the pay is great, and the customers are usually very nice.

    Cons

    Sometimes upper management can be cold.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better.


  10. "Solid company"

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

    I worked at Costco Wholesale (More than a year)

    Pros

    Potential in pay after years

    Cons

    Regular crap. Nothing crazy but funny

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing


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