Costco Wholesale Employee Reviews about "part time"
Updated Nov 24, 2021
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "The Benefits are great and so is the raises you get based on time on job." (in 2547 reviews)
- "The pay is good and the job keeps you busy so time goes by pretty quick." (in 2087 reviews)
- "This job is great for people who dislike desk jobs and needs to be physically working." (in 567 reviews)
- "This place has great coworkers and I've made a lot of friends in a short time here." (in 313 reviews)
- "And to have Jim Sinegal as the footprint of how to take care of your employees." (in 259 reviews)
- "Poor Management by not listening and hearing employees' issues and situations" (in 932 reviews)
- "But the share of bad managers far exceeds the good ones and the good ones end up quitting or ask for a demotion." (in 507 reviews)
- "Long hours and pay use to set the standard but has fallen in the last ten years for salaried employees." (in 340 reviews)
- "Too much favoritism." (in 218 reviews)
- "I've worked at Costco twice and had bad supervisors both times but other departments have great sups." (in 181 reviews)
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- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Amazing CompanyFeb 12, 2014 - Certified Pharmacy TechnicianRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I love Costco because they provide you with a living wage and great benefits even working part time. The people at the top of the company really work hard for the people at the bottom.
The thing that bothers me about Costco is that everyone gets practically the same pay, the raises are by hours instead of hard work. If you notice someone in your company that works harder than others, they really aren't rewarded for it.Continue reading
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Good but demandingJun 10, 2019 - Deli Associate in Saint George, UTRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good hours (30 plus per week for part time) Sunday pays time and a half.
Rotisserie room is terrible. Communication between departments was lacking at best.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Front EndJan 7, 2018 - Front End Cashier in Santa Cruz, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Pretty decent pay for a part time job ($13/hr to start) plus time and a half on Sundays was always a nice bonus (nearly $20/hr) - Tons of hours (usually 30+ every week) with a 24 hr minimum per week. - In the front end you usually have a bunch of different things to do so it keeps it interesting. On a nice warm evening it can be relaxing to push carts lol - Fast paced work, some 8hr shifts would just fly by, and 4 hr shifts were really nice and quick. - Free membership included, and you get to upgrade it to executive after you pass your 90 day probationary period and you also get extra membership cards to share with friends/family.
- The people who come into Costco can be frustrating to deal with because they are entitled and get mad about things that are normally out of your control, like where the items are located (or moved to a new location) in the warehouse. - Sometimes it was too many hours, with a lot of closing shifts. I would have some weeks where I would be scheduled to work 39 hours and I felt like it was basically full time. - Simply being in a warehouse all the time, or outside when it is cold. - We were usually busy, so sometimes it gets a little hectic during the day.
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great jobAug 28, 2019 - Front End Assistant in Fort Worth, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
depending on the location the hours are good whether you want more or less with a minimum of 24 hours each week. Environment is super friendly and fast-paced, a lot of room for growth within the company. Also the benefits are so good! for part time you get dental health and vision which is almost unheard of.
Honestly if you aren't a hard worker you won't last here but I wouldn't say there was much of anything that I didn't like. They rotate supervisors often at my store and sometimes they don't know how to run the board properly which keeps accountability for all of the front-end employees which could be upsetting with break times being off, but if you have a good attitude and want to work this job is great!
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
its good if you can handle burnoutsFeb 13, 2023 - Front End CashierRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
good pay/benefits very hard to get fired
long shifts with late breaks understaffed angry members verbal abuse full time hours but part time
- Current Employee★★★★★
"You will not be allowed a requested day off"Jul 30, 2011 - Stocker, and Cashier in Marlboro, NJRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The members for the most part are friendly.
Full availability for part time status means they can schedule an employee whenever they want. And revise the schedule 2 days prior to the start of the new work week. Managers expect you to be totally available for what they want you to work, but if you need a day off - forget it! If one request is granted, they 'will not approve another request again.'Continue reading
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
PRN pharmacistMar 18, 2023 - Pharmacist in Portland, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
It really is retail heaven. The pay is great. 30 minute unpaid lunch and two 15 minute paid breaks in 8 hour shift. Floating holidays. heard the benefits are great if you move up to part or full time position.
Very hard to get your foot in the door.
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
This review is for Costco Japan not Costco US. Low pay, ok benefits and high hurdle to join the companyAug 1, 2021 - Merchandiser in TokyoRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
High Pay for part timers, overtime not mandatory, 401k plan provided. Overall good company to work for and for part timers or fresh grads the full time pay is not bad.
The benefits and high pay of the US does not extend to other countries like Japan that have been stuck at the same pay since 1999, pay is good for part timers but if you're a full time position even in the head office in Japan the salary is much much lower than comparable jobs outside Costco. Not much career growth unless you want to get into management which means most likely you work at least 12 hours a day if not more due to peer pressure from fellow managers. Depending on the warehouse there is often a culture of gossip, cliquishness and bullying towards newer employees, acting on such violations is not really a priority for local management and gets swept under the rug. Talent drain due to uncompetitive salaries outside of Costco. Untrained management due to almost all internal promotions, managers go their positions either by seniority or because there were no better alternatives. Extremely difficult to join as full time, you have to get lucky to join as a seasonal and then be the lucky few that gets chosen to remain as part time. You can apply to vacancies for full time but you will lose out due to seniority most of the time so you have to wait a couple years before you can get accepted as a full time workers, a lot of people don't want to wait years hoping for a full time position and this discourages leavers from coming back to Costco because they will have to start from the bottom again.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Part time, not so part timeMay 29, 2019 - Membership in Vista, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Benefits are great for part time and you don't have to worry about falling below a certain number of hours to keep them. They generally are upbeat and do lots of employee incentives (BBQ's, etc) for goals achieved. Good company for the young, looking for a long term, solid company to work for.
A lot of people get hired part time only to find that the company can, and will work you a lot more(32-40hrs/wk). PT employees are designed for company needs. The part timers are used to fill in all the gaps of different departments and company needs. They constantly change your schedule (Although they are supposed to inform you, they don't always do). Employees are quick to learn not to check your online schedule too much because you are not responsible for changes if you are not notified. Departments are only as good as the manager and they change them up all the time to get well rounded managers. Most departments are very physical and the ones that are more relaxed go to senior people and hard to get a position in. Managers are constantly hovering/watching and give busy work to anyone standing around. There is a constant "Big Brother" feeling in the warehouse.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
Great pay, depressing environementDec 17, 2020 - Assistant Cashier in Ottawa, ONRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Pays really really well for a base salary, promotions are based on the time you put in, not merit. Opportunities for promotion and job transfer are fairly bountiful.
Management is all over the place. So many employees that you will have to stand out to build relationships. Shift scheduling is very restrictive (difficult to change your schedule or even cover someone else's shifts. This job is so easy that people often become complacent working here and have no desire to move on with their lives. Full time positions are extremely scare (there are people here who have worked 4 years and are still on part time)Continue reading