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Updated Sep 20, 2023

    1. 5.0
      Aug 30, 2023
      Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
      Current Employee
      El Paso, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits, relationships, Pay, Members, stability

      Cons

      traffic, heavy lines, members, some management,

      1. 4.0
        Oct 25, 2014
        Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
        Current Employee, more than 1 year
        San Luis Obispo, CA
        Recommend
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook

        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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        1. 1.0
          Sep 15, 2023
          Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
          Former Employee, less than 1 year
          Louisville, KY
          Recommend
          CEO Approval
          Business Outlook

          Pros

          80/20 health care was great for part timers. Some management was amazing!

          Cons

          When I was first hired during the onset of COVID, I was told Costco had an exceptionally low turnover rate. Back then, $15 was a lot and not many places were matching it. Fast forward to 2021 and everyone was. People were leaving left and right! Schedules were not given as promised and I was forced to screenshot my schedule every time it came out. I was thrown from one department to another, especially the food court. People came to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol yet there were no reprimands. That's how you know those were the favorites! You are FORCED to work 5 days a week for only 5 hours a day. That is an awful schedule and if you want to be a limited part time, you must be in school and work the weekends! NO FLEXIBILITY which is why I left.

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          1. 3.0
            Sep 20, 2023
            Front End Cashier
            Former Employee
            Salt Lake City, UT
            Recommend
            CEO Approval
            Business Outlook

            Pros

            People are great , great communication & easy to connect with each other.

            Cons

            After working there for a few years . They find every excuse why you can’t move up . You take it to cooperate and they don’t do anything.

            1. 2.0
              Aug 20, 2023
              Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
              Former Employee, less than 1 year
              Garden Grove, CA
              Recommend
              CEO Approval
              Business Outlook

              Pros

              The only pros: great coworkers, and good perks AFTER you pass your probation period.

              Cons

              My review is based off of this specific location, I have heard other Costco's are great places to work at. This location is where Costco headquarters are, therefore management is always aware of what's going on and are always walking around. It's definitely a scapegoating environment. Management yells at supervisors, supervisors yell at workers. It is an extremely toxic environment, and they do not care about their employees at all. You're basically a working machine for Costco. Your schedule can change at any time, so a life-work balance is essentially nonexistent. They have this norm when you're on probation that "you have to" come in on your days off if they call you in, or come in earlier than your scheduled shift. Reason being: so that they keep you post-probation period. I would not recommend this location to anyone.

              3
              1. 5.0
                Sep 13, 2023
                Front End Cashier
                Former Employee, more than 3 years
                Rochester, NY
                Recommend
                CEO Approval
                Business Outlook

                Pros

                -Make good money with great benefits (Part time employees get vacation, sick time and holiday pay) -Are able to move up fast if you are a harder worker -Pay overtime every Sunday

                Cons

                -schedule changes a lot and is not consistent but that is what you get when you work retail and for me it was not that big of a deal.

                1. 2.0
                  Sep 9, 2023
                  Front End Cashier
                  Current Employee, more than 3 years
                  Recommend
                  CEO Approval
                  Business Outlook

                  Pros

                  Great benefits. Fair pay and raises NOT based on performance .

                  Cons

                  Management communication is TERRIBLE!! The right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing and vice versa . No accountability on any level

                  1. 3.0
                    Sep 17, 2023
                    Front End Cashier
                    Former Employee
                    Springfield, VA
                    Recommend
                    CEO Approval
                    Business Outlook

                    Pros

                    Costco has good pay, especially if you're working as a student during the summer. The benefits are good too

                    Cons

                    Management changes a lot so it can be iffy who you run into.

                    1. 4.0
                      Sep 18, 2023
                      Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
                      Current Employee, more than 3 years
                      Duluth, MN
                      Recommend
                      CEO Approval
                      Business Outlook

                      Pros

                      Great Benefits Great pay for role

                      Cons

                      inconsistent hours management is questionable

                      1. 4.0
                        Sep 14, 2023
                        Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
                        Current Employee
                        Middleton, WI
                        Recommend
                        CEO Approval
                        Business Outlook

                        Pros

                        Very fast paced. Management cares about employees. Lots of variability in day-to-day tasks

                        Cons

                        Extremely busy at times and difficult customers are frequent.

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