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"Stressful work environment"

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Former Employee - Cashier in Marysville, WA
Former Employee - Cashier in Marysville, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Job security. Once hired as a permanent employee you will have a job as long as you do the minimum required. No uniforms, can wear jeans to work. Benefits for part time employees. Good pay structure, get regular pay increases based on hours worked. Easy to move to different departments/jobs.

Cons

Low turnover so not easy to move up. Constant blaring radios create a stressful environment. Management not often available to help with customer problems. Impossible to get full-time.

Advice to Management

Recognize good employees

Other Employee Reviews for Costco Wholesale

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Costco"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work at

    Cons

    None at all that I can tell

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Golden handcuffs"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Assistant
    Current Employee - Front End Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time

    Pros

    It's a solid company. They offer great products at great prices and they're good at what they do. I only work part-time and I still get full benefits for my husband and myself.

    Cons

    Standing on concrete for 8 hours straight really wears on your body no matter how good your shoes are. It's tough to get promoted mostly because there aren't that many positions in a warehouse. They need lower level employees the most. I've heard the managers refer to Costco as offering the golden handcuffs because they do pay well. A cashier can be making over $20 an hour with time and a half on sundays. You also get full benefits, sick pay, vacation, and 401K. It's really great for someone who doesn't have whole lot of ambition. However, a lot of people have big dreams but after being as Costco a few years they're making decent money and can't afford to quit even if the job is painfully mind-numbing. Hence, the golden handcuffs.

    Advice to Management

    Offer new things to keep minds stimulated.

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