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Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated May 20, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Truck Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - Professional Truck Driver in Tracy, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent equipment, both Trucks and Trailers are very new equipment, also all routes are local routes ONLY, plus you don't work crazy amounts of overtime, usually 8-10 hours only... Excellent Pay $25.75 hour and overtime after 8 hours on a daily basis and Excellent Benefits as well.

    Cons

    Some routes are very early 12:01 a.m....... a con unless you actually dislike Bay Area traffic so much that you would prefer to start when there is NO traffic...... only a few thank God Almighty....... majority are 3 or 4 a.m. Start times.....

    Advice to Management

    Your definitely moving in the right direction with how you treat Great Professional Drivers.....


  2. "Membership Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Costco"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Inglewood, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Inglewood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Treats employees well and fair

    Cons

    Split days off.. should have two days off in a row


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  5. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, nice and comparative co-workers. Fun working environment. If i had the chance to be employed again by this employer i would gladly accept it

    Cons

    I never had no down site for this employer. They offer great benefits. Great company, nice and comparative co-workers. Fun working environment. If i had the chance to be employed again by this employer i would gladly accept it

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. "One of the best retail jobs out there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, automatic pay raises based on hours worked, casual work environment, promotes from within.

    Cons

    Not many bad things to say. Its a very physically demanding job. fast paced at times. Have to learn to be quick and efficient


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Coralville, IA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Coralville, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful environment to work in.

    Cons

    Very strict guidelines for performing tasks


  8. "Marketing Services Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. "Top Notch Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Front End in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Much better employee environment than most places, a welcoming personality and drive can get you farther than a University degree, awesome for straight out of high school students, works well my University schedule(College retention program), paid holidays, holiday pay on Sundays.

    Cons

    Policies sometimes/often have seemingly unaddressed gray areas, That's about it.

    Advice to Management

    Insert, and redevelop policies around employees with both mental and physical disabilities. Develop a system that creates more awareness for those who become stuck in certain departments for long periods of time without relief (Out of sight, out of mind = Exit/Entrance door, Christmas Tree Truck, etc)


  10. "tire installer/ lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tire Installer in Pewaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Tire Installer in Pewaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great atmosphere and even better benefits.

    Cons

    cant really say i have any complaints.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. "Costco review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front-End Cashier Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Front-End Cashier Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very organized management.
    Open-door policy (voice any of your concerns about management or fellow coworkers without retaliation)
    Great work ethic.
    All about teamwork.

    Cons

    Loads of work. If your not ready to be moving the whole time you are there (besides break and lunch) do not work here.
    Very busy almost every day especially holidays. Hard to find parking on Saturdays and Sundays during the day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work 👍


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