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Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated August 16, 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. "Drove me to quit"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Long Is City, NY
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Long Is City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Stock share
    -Bonuses after working a certain amount of hours
    -401k retirement plan

    Cons

    -Poor management
    -lack of accountability
    -unable to have a balance between work and outside life.

    Advice to Management

    revised management.


  2. "I experience an awful work culture while I skewer chickens."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Deli Assistant in Rohnert Park, CA
    Current Employee - Service Deli Assistant in Rohnert Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Costco pays well for an entry level job and I work with some awesome people. Also, I can listen to music while working in the deli.

    Cons

    This is a thankless job that subtly discourages individuality and overwhelms employees with nit-picky micromanagement fired from all directions. Regardless of the quality of your work, you are expected to be ever faster and skillful.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage individuality, other's ideas, and give employees their due respect and enough space so they can breathe.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best Retail company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stocker in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Stocker in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great pay, great benifits, great leaders and managment

    Cons

    very strict within your 90 days of employment


  4. "Merchandiser"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Sheridan, CO
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Sheridan, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get benefits, pay, and company.

    Cons

    Not flexible with scheduling

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great Benefits, but Getting Difficult"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Staff Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best in the retail business. They take care of everyone feom the members to the employees. The company is open to new ideas and hearing ways to improve the company. It is a great opportunity for anyone looking to shake up the ever-changing retail world. Lots of room for promotion if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    They have become more profit-orriented in recent years. It is a business, so that makes sense, but warehouses are starting to run lean on personnell. They keep giving raises, but don't allow flexibility for more payroll.

    Advice to Management

    Raises are great, but it causes us to have to do more when we can't afford to replace those who leave. It puts a huge burden on salary employees who don't punch a clock.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale (More than a year)

    Pros

    Above average minimum wage, nice salary

    Cons

    Have to work hrs to get to next pay raise

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  7. "Great place for Employees"

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

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benefits, a company that really cares about it's employees.

    Cons

    The warehouse can be a hectic work environment, the road to management is filled with many trivialities.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time getting to know your employees. Try to understand their needs and responsibilities so you can better relate to them when trying to accomplish tasks.

  8. "Hearing Aid Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time

    Pros

    Very low impact outside of work. No overtime and very careful to follow lunch and break rules. Good insurance and benefits.

    Cons

    Managers take care of their own first even when caught not following Costco policies. Regular employees don't get protected from dishonest mangers even tbough they make a very big deal out of an open door policy. I don't trust management to do the right thing just the most profitable thing.

    Advice to Management

    Protect every employee equally and don't play favorites with freinds, supervisors or managers.


  9. "pharmacy technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    excellent pay, benefits, good retirement plan,

    Cons

    supervisor not always do their best for the company and for the employees


  10. "Certified Swing Manager"

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

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow in a new place. Better pay and closer commute!!

    Cons

    Leaving the place Ive been working for so long

    Advice to Management

    I promoted to manager in 7months of working at the store and was working on promoting department when I left and so on and so on


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