Costco Wholesale

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Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
1,486 Reviews
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1,486 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You are able to grow within the company the pay and benefits are wonderful (in 135 reviews)

  • Great benefits, takes care of their employees when persona; issues arise (in 195 reviews)


Cons
  • Offered me full time then fired me right before I was to receive benefits (in 68 reviews)

  • If you are part time, the amount of hours you get can vary a lot from week to week (in 56 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker in Wilsonville, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker in Wilsonville, OR (US)

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    good starting pay. Great health benefits.

    Cons

    not very flexible with personal hours. They rely too much on seniority. Very strict on rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train your managers better. Be more flexible with personal needs to your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant in Winston-Salem, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant in Winston-Salem, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun good money nice people

    Cons

    I don't really know any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me back

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great Company!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Great pay, lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to move to advance quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train, Teach, Repeat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    always loved what i wa doing everyday, and they make that part easy

    Cons

    gets busy sometimes
    can get exhausting sometimes
    a lot of employees
    busy
    long lines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A very good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Accountant in Issaquah, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Tax Accountant in Issaquah, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    If you are looking to spend your entire career with one company, Costco would be a great place to do so. Movement within the company is relatively easy and most of the people are very pleasant and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    The lower level corporate jobs do not pay as well as they might at other companies, and the only thing that affects your rate of pay as an hourly employee is how long you have worked for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to develop the younger employees within the company, so as the founding generation retires we don't suffer a company wide brain drain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    great company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Excellent pay, and a great environment to work in

    Cons

    There were no cons in this job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    part-time worker might need more hours than given

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great pay (starting for almost all positions is $11.50 an hour with a raise after 90 days), guaranteed at least 24 if part time and 38 if full time, everyone gets great health insurance if they keep their average hours at the minimum, lots of departments to train and grow in, room to be promoted, easy to switch warehouses if you move

    Cons

    High expectations, lots of time on your feet, and lots of entitled/rude customers at times. It's pretty difficult to get full time as the spaces are limited. That's really about it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish seniority wasn't the biggest factor in promotions. I had lots of management experience prior to working here but could never get promoted because there was always someone who had been around longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a great company to work for with great opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal in Stockton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Seasonal in Stockton, CA (US)

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Best reasons to work here are great benefits, great opportunity to move up in the company especially if you have a degree.

    Cons

    The challenge of this company is getting hired. Sometimes you have to be a seasonal employee to even get on, so no matter what you have to work hard to get your foot in. The inside of Costco is good to be, but some of the employees are not as helpful as I thought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should put a smile on their face sometimes. Almost Everyone at the costco I work at is serious all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great staff and overall great experience. Pay is well and hours can range but overall it is pretty great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Assistant in Paradise Valley, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Front End Assistant in Paradise Valley, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    The pay, work environment, benefits, time and a half every sunday, paid vacation, health insurance etc.

    Cons

    Long shifts, hard floors hurt your back, expected to run a lot, certain cashiers can be snappy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When they say run, run. be on time always, never a minute late. The machine writes you up not the workers. So if yotu ever clocking 1-3 minutes late you are considered tardy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for students. The people are friendly and they teach you everything you need for work. The starting wage is pretty good too.

    Cons

    There aren't many Cons but if I were to name one, the work place is very busy all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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