Costco Wholesale - A great company to work for. Excellent benefits. | Glassdoor
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  • "Union Costco's are really seniority based so hard to get full time or cross trained" (in 230 reviews)

  • "Not a lot of opportunities to transition from part-time to full-time" (in 204 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

Helpful (6)

"A great company to work for. Excellent benefits."

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Current Employee - Area Manager in Orem, UT
Current Employee - Area Manager in Orem, UT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Benefits are great with medical, dental, sick pay, bonuses for hourly, and vacation time. Raises are based on hours worked and starting pay is competitive.

Cons

Many of the mangers were promoted based on work ethic. However, in many cases, the hardest workers are not necessarily the best candidates for management. More often than not, managers are often demeaning, and use manipulation rather than persuasion to accomplish tasks. Autocratic leadership runs rampant.

Advice to Management

Hire the best workers but teach them how to manage and lead.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, just have to find a good warehouse."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing (401k, health, vision, and dental), the pay is great, school leave, vacation, everyone is very friendly, and your hard work pays off... Well, supposedly.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. After four years of being a cashier assistant there was a posting for 3 cashier positions which went to people who have been with the company for more than 6 years. You are doing the same thing day in and day out, and the late night hours can get to you. You are pushed really hard to go faster and do a better job which results in more injuries than profits.

    Advice to Management

    Focus your energy equally between the day and night crew. It's not fair when the day crew is getting all the BBQs and perks and night crew has to literally clean up the day crews mess.


  2. "Great first job.."

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Coon Rapids, MN
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Coon Rapids, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Starting pay
    Never sitting still
    Endless promotions
    Vacation pay

    Cons

    Micro management
    Hectic job
    always busy
    fast paced
    too many managers telling you what to do
    Only will get promoted based on seniority

    Advice to Management

    Quit with the micromanaging and have the management actually know how to do their jobs

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