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"Costco is a good place to work if you are young & want a decent wage"

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Former Employee - Wine Sales
Former Employee - Wine Sales
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Costco has a very good starting hourly rate in this economic "depression". The 1-1/2 time pay rate for Sundays is awesome! Managers generally will leave you alone if you simply do your job & fly low under the radar...And it is certainly nice to get the free membership cards for yourself & your family.

Cons

The warehouse is freezing cold in the winter and blazing hot in the summer! Managers tend to get nit-picky about certain meaningless items, such as what type of shoes you can wear. The job can be a bit repetitive, and some of the customers can truly be obnoxious...

Advice to Management

Be more flexible in adjusting work schedules - specifically the 20-hour / 3 day minimum per week rule. Part time means part time, but the company is very strict as to the minimum hours one can work...

Other Employee Reviews for Costco Wholesale

  1. "Costco treats their workers right, and in turn, creates a great environment for employees, vendors, and customers alike."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Marketer
    Current Employee - Inside Marketer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Costco, in general, can be a fantastic place to work for. The management, be it local or corporate, is friendly and makes a die-hard effort to hire and keep good workers. Costco only promotes from within, so the management is not only well trained, but opportunities to move up are available to everyone. The pay, in balance to the benefits package available to all full and part time workers, is second to none, especially in areas which most work is only available in bigger cities. Costco also a fun company to work for. Typically, there is an employee club which runs events all year for their employees to enjoy, such as fun holiday parties, or simple movie nights. Perhaps the best thing about Costco Wholesale is the fact that they are dependable and secure in troubled times. They are honest and straight-forward to their workers about how any sort of "recession" will be handled. In recent months, with many worker's hours being cut to help make up low sales, Costco is still giving workers their full benefits, even if they are not meeting the minimum requirements. Costco makes a great effort to keep and help their employees, and even urges employees to ask for help if its needed.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of being an employee at Costco Wholesale is that the experience varies depending on the location. Some locations are unionized, and others are not, so a transfer from one location to another may be jarring. Other warehouses tend to have management that may not fit the "open-door" ideals that Costco Corporate encourages. Employees that have worked for Costco for many years are next-to-impossible to fire. This can be good for the good employees. However, the bad stays too. An example being that an employee who is consistently tardy, slacks off, rude to customers, or more, can still keep their job only because they've worked for Costco for 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management typically does a great job. They are fair to those that deserve fairness, and make reasonable decisions. The only thing I would recommend is that they be more aware of those who do not pull their weight, and recognize more those who go above and beyond.


  2. "A great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Logistics in San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Logistics in San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Good health coverage, good environment

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Far away from home

    Advice to Management

    More organization when making scheduling

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