Costco Wholesale - Not good for IT people unless you are about to retire | Glassdoor
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"Not good for IT people unless you are about to retire"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - HQ IT Worker in Issaquah, WA
Current Employee - HQ IT Worker in Issaquah, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Generally, people are nice and the company supports Work-Life balance. I think the leadership is trying to do the right thing. Business side of the company is very efficient. It’s a group of top retail professional built this world class retail king with a unique business model. On the IT side, it’s totally a different world although the company seems supportive in training and attending conferences.

Cons

IT department needs help to manage their people. A system with neither consequences nor rewards is not a good model.

IT people are treated similarly to warehouse employees, few vacation days, low salary, lack of telecommute or flexible-hour policies and no opportunities to advance. That makes it very hard for Costco IT to recruit and keep good IT people. Bad hires are more likely to stay while skilled people jump the ship, which worsen the circle.

Advice to Management

Stop hiring people into levels not matching their skill sets and stop hiring technical people with no/little soft skills. Increase the IT hiring power to recruit and keep good people via the compensation package, the IT HR management system, career path and advance opportunities, etc. It may be good to learn from other big companies’ IT HR management.

Hiring departments and recruiters need to increase their knowledge level to avoid being fooled by buzzwords and made a bad hire. If company policy really is “Never fire people”, you need to have a way to handle bad hires. The current model is that bad hires stay forever (even the contractors/consultants) and other people’ choices are: work with them, work around them, or resign. This doesn’t make sense.

Other Employee Reviews for Costco Wholesale

  1. Helpful (6)

    "not a good place to work if you want to have a social life or go to school while working"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deli in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Deli in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good starting pay, time goes by fast

    Cons

    management is horrible. mcdonalds managers are more professional than these guys...

    Advice to Management

    grow some balls and take care of your hourly employees. they work hard for all the money you make while you sit on a computer in the office all day


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work pays off"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tire Installer in Leesburg, VA
    Current Employee - Tire Installer in Leesburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great base pay for someone young with great potential for growth and advancement in responsibility and pay.

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced environment with little tolerance for lack of hustle and focus especially during 90 day review period

    Advice to Management

    Biggest (personal) issue I have dealt with is lack of communication between supervisors/managers and schedule changes without relaying information to individual employees. This results in many "lates" and "no call no show" which the employee is always held accountable for and not those who are making changes without telling those who it affects.

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