Costco Wholesale - It sounds like the greatest job you will ever have, and then turns into your worst nightmare. | Glassdoor
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"It sounds like the greatest job you will ever have, and then turns into your worst nightmare."

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Current Employee - Forklift Driver in West Fargo, ND
Current Employee - Forklift Driver in West Fargo, ND
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great starting pay (is now at 11.50/hr), great benefits (and cheap too!), Scheduled raises, good at working around schedule.

Cons

One word, condescending! The management here is so ridiculously belittling that they have almost no morale in the workplace, especially for the morning stock crew. Just because there are no members around doesn't mean that you can be a complete jerk and have no respect for your employees. They always talk about being fair and looking out for their employees, but if it doesn't benefit them then forget it. There is always a bottom line, they get paid more than you so they get to treat you how they feel like. Whatever happened to "treat people how you want to be treated?" I was always raised that you reap what you sow, and now that is really coming to light for me. I have had better supervisors and managers in the fast food business!

Also, don't even bother taking up your issues with the higher management. I had an issue with a manager and i followed the chain of command, all the way to the GM. The GM looked at me like i was some lowlife that didn't mean anything. Said they would "Fix" the problem, but then booted me out of the office like i was a disease trying to infect everyone. I even mentioned that my morale was very low from the yelling and belittling and it didn't even fray a single hair on their head. That manager still, to this day, treats me like i am a piece of crap. In fact, all of them do. And it's not just me, all of the stock crew complain about the same managers and their condescending tone towards all of us.

I am still working there, but actively looking for another job as this is bringing me down in my home life as well. The stress levels even make me sick, physically.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees! When they say they are having an issue, don't play it off like it's a game. With a company that has an open door policy, the management needs to be open to anything, absolutely anything. Also, remember your roots. You all had to start where we are, you should be willing to treat us how you would have liked to be treated. Don't follow your former managers' footsteps, become something bigger and better and keep your employees happy or you will lose them over and over.

Other Employee Reviews for Costco Wholesale

  1. "A great company to work for, either part or full time."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandising in Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Merchandising in Pottstown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits for part time workers. The best pay rate among retailers. Plenty of opportunity in all departments.Very safety conscious.Very active in the community.

    Cons

    Promotion to full time based solely on seniority with not much attention paid to job performance.Feedback from supervisors is sometimes slow in coming and often times comes through the grapevine.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a little more attention to job performance when moving people into full time positions. Supervisors and managers should be more forthcoming with feedback and not leave employees guessing as to whether they will receive that promotion they were hoping for.


  2. "Costco"

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    Current Employee - Night Merchandiser in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Night Merchandiser in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love my job!!
    Benefits are amazing!!
    Coworkers are the best!
    Management is understanding and respectful.

    Cons

    I don't have one yet

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