Costco Wholesale
3.8 of 5 1,015 reviews
www.costco.com Issaquah, WA 5000+ Employees

Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.8 1,015 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Costco Wholesale President & CEO Craig Jelinek

Craig Jelinek

(410 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "You are able to grow within the company the pay and benefits are wonderful"
    in 92 reviews
  • "There are great benefits available for part-time and full-time employees"
    in 145 reviews
Cons:
  • "Offered me full time then fired me right before I was to receive benefits"
    in 52 reviews
  • "Takes a few seasonal periods to get hired permanently and then it is only part time"
    in 41 reviews
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Family oriented

Cashier (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than 3 years

Prosflexible hours, and always able to get over time if you need it. It is not mandatory but it's nice to know if you need extra cash you can work more.

ConsThis place is more for college and high school students to start out with, if you have a college degree you may want to look elsewhere because they won't hire you for management right from the outside.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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food court

Food Service Assistant (Current Employee)
Stockton, CA (US)

I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than 5 years

Prospay, good for part timers. the benefits are awesome if u go to college.

Conshard place to work. the closing gets you very tired and people don't understand how hard it is closing for a long time.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to be a hard worker and never lazy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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ICS (Current Employee)
Issaquah, WA (US)

I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time for less than a year

ProsArea for growth, fast-paced environment

ConsLower pay as an ICS

Advice to Senior ManagementHire outside the warehouse more often and hire candidates with college degrees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Front End Ass

Clerk Assistant (Former Employee)
La Mesa, CA (US)

I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time for less than a year

ProsAwesome Co-workers, management was always on top of the situation. Great Warehouse as well. The store was Non-union and I found that the warehouse could handle any problems that could be encountered. The store, I felt could properly tend to an associate concerns and, or problems in a decisive and caring manner. Also worked around my school schedule, which they supported.

Consif you don't follow the specific rules in the employee hand book it is very easy to get fired. I was fired, but can honestly say nothing negative about my experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Costco provided a strong work environment with the potential for growth

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Costco Wholesale

ProsConsistent work that keeps you busy all day
Well run and organized leadership
Strict yet reasonable protocols
Good pay
Lots of physical work

ConsLots of manual work
Occasional negative work environment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good to my family

Front End Cashier (Current Employee)
East Wenatchee, WA (US)

I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than 10 years

Prosgood pay. great place for college students to work. very supportive of your family. good medical, dental, and retirement benefits. if you are a hard worker it is easy to get higher paying positions.

Consas with any company there are people or rules that may get on your nerves, such as shifts and days off are by seniority so it can take 15 years to get early shifts or weekend days off but at least you know if you stay with the company it gets better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good for a while

Food Court Assistance (Former Employee)
Livonia, MI (US)

I worked at Costco Wholesale as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood company to work for. Good benefits and they start you off at $11. Everyone's friendly, sometimes too much.. A few creeper guys. Most people that work here are "lifers".. They never go anywhere else or try for anything better.

ConsBeing a seasonal employee sucks. I got the worst jobs and the worst hours.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hard worked and well paid

Service Deli Assistant (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than 5 years

ProsBe a good employee and you'll be treated like a good employee

ConsSmall raises and they say they will raise you more for good work but they don't without being promoted

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to watch slacking employees more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Warehouse jobs are awesome. Exec jobs are awesome. Mid-level corporate: not so much.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Costco Wholesale

ProsBenefits. Relaxed atmosphere. 100% secure.

ConsDead weight. Nobody gets laid off or fired: NOBODY.

Advice to Senior ManagementMatch the right roles to the right people, and hire outside when you have to.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place for those nearing retirement

Web Developer (Former Employee)
Issaquah, WA (US)

I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWork life balance doesn't get better

ConsWork is done at a snails pace

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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