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Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Significantly above average pay and benefits for retail (in 287 reviews)

  • Overall a great company great benefits (in 550 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 186 reviews)

  • If part time max you get is 25hrs who can survive on that (in 165 reviews)

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  1. "Best Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cake Decorator in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Cake Decorator in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company has a low turnover rate. Which means they take such great care of their employees that no one wants to leave. There is great communication and it's a team mindset instead of everyone out for themselves.

    Cons

    The only Con I can say about this company us that it's hard to get a job here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job.


  2. "Benefits are great."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photo Lab Technician in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Photo Lab Technician in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits even for part time

    Cons

    constant schedule changes, loud environment


  3. "Fast pased and always something to do"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of coworkers with different personalities really friendly the benefits arr amazing

    Cons

    They try to get the most out of you to the point of overwhelming amounts of work and there is to much micromanagement


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hard Work with little appreciation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nampa, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nampa, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and great benefits. Loved my coworkers.

    Cons

    Kept on part time limited for over a year. Schedule fluctuated from +- 40 hours 2-3 weeks then less than 15 for 4+weeks then back up again. Unprofessional and harassing upper management. Very demotivating method of managing.


  6. "Excellent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promote from within, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Long hours hard work otherwise wonderful.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Court Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Food Court Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working at Costco. Great pay, employees, and environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes members can be difficult; however most of the time everyone is great.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Unfair front end assistant expectations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Assistant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Front End Assistant in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Solid company with great benefits

    Cons

    Promotes unsafe working environment around members

    Advice to Management

    Your employees should not be expected to RUN through the store and dodge members when putting back or getting an item or items for the front end or for members. This is very unsafe and I can't believe Costco would demand such unsafe practices. It also scares members when you come barreling around a corner and almost run them over!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    getting to interact with the members, the teaching and training I get to do as well as the learning experience I get from it all.

    Cons

    No time off request the entire month of December


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Meat Wrapper, Front End Assistant in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Meat Wrapper, Front End Assistant in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    It's' a great company to work for. You automatically get raises after working so many hours. They have great benefits - medical, dental, vision, 401k, Costco membership

    Cons

    The management at any specific location can vary greatly. I had some great managers and some terrible ones. They have a tendency to micromanage, but that's the case with a lot of retailers.

    Advice to Management

    Managers and supervisors need to communicate better with each other. They can be walking around telling you completely different things to do. The micromanagement is infuriating.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great company for work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very work/life balance and family oriented company

    Cons

    Raises and work accolades and promotions are not given on performance at all - we loose the best people to other companies because of this issue.

    Advice to Management

    Change the raises to be based on performance and you will keep the better people to keep the company going strong after the original founders retire.


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