Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
1,263 Reviews

3.9
1,263 Reviews
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Costco Wholesale President & CEO Craig Jelinek
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You are able to grow within the company the pay and benefits are wonderful (in 106 reviews)

  • There are great benefits available for part-time and full-time employees (in 168 reviews)


Cons
  • Offered me full time then fired me right before I was to receive benefits (in 57 reviews)

  • Takes a few seasonal periods to get hired permanently and then it is only part time (in 46 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company - but it takes a long time to advance (because nobody leaves!)

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    Former Employee - Marketing Representative  in  Issaquah, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Issaquah, WA (US)

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, decent salary, good benefits, flexible.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities, lack of training, benefits are touted as being great - but they are great for a RETAILER, which is what, bottom line, Costco is. Time off policies at corporate are silly around the holidays - in my opinion "black-outs" should be reserved for those departments working directly with the warehouses during the busy holiday season. No part-time opportunities available at the corporate office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training, cross-training and opportunity for growth, as well as part-time opportunities at the corporate level are needed!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Tire Center ,maintenance, Front end assistant and now tire center supervisor

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    Current Employee - Tire Center Supervisor  in  Camillus, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Tire Center Supervisor in Camillus, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    everything I make 23.50 per hour great benefits great work environment I think Costco is a great career move you can make 6 figures with the company over time if you want to if you need a job I would recommend Costco any day

    Cons

    There are no con's in my eyes try it for yourself its worth it there is a new store opening in Syracuse October 2014

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Almost 90 days with the company

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    Current Employee - Front End Assistant
    Current Employee - Front End Assistant

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

    Pros

    Great starting pay. Flexible with scheduling for the most part. Great benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism. Better hours for employees that have been there longer even though their work ethic is crap. Communication between management and employees could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and reward the hard workers rather than those who slip through the cracks. Instead of promoting those with no experience and just basing it off of their seniority, give those with the experience a chance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Financially they take good care of their employee .

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier  in  Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good,. Good benefits , fun to serve the regular customers, great amount of holidays after certain amount of yrs served.

    Cons

    Everyday you have to work a different shift, & every week you get a different day off. Confusion with management , have to work at fast pace to process an order, while @ the same time sale ing other products. Eg- ( MasterCard , higher membership Card, & also packing for the customer ,.. But doing so with no errors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should all be on the same page .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, good pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)  in  Woodinville, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in Woodinville, WA (US)

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helpful supervisors
    Great pay
    Flexible Hours
    Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    A lot of employees are just kinda "there"
    A good amount of emphasis is put on seniority, not work effort
    Sometimes way understaffed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Yep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Pay is really competitive for the location

    Cons

    Nothing is extremely negative, typical setbacks

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    marketing, membership, refunds, customer service

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Arlington, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Arlington, TX (US)

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time

    Pros

    good pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    bad management, too many managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    hours, flexibility, environment, payment, quality, peaceful

    Cons

    coworkers
    customers
    work load (heavy lifting)
    always standing
    always cold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more college students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great pay and benefits

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    Former Employee - Bakery Wrapper  in  Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Bakery Wrapper in Silver Spring, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay , benifits, time and a half on sunday holiday pay after probation

    Cons

    Start at 25 hours and hard to get more hours or fulltime

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Costco is a great company to work for and they take great pride in taking care of their employees.

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    Current Employee - Vault Clerk  in  Murray, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Vault Clerk in Murray, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Costco pays great and has great benefits. Because of this they attract some of the best employees in the industry.

    Cons

    Because it's retail the hours are not Monday through Friday from 9 to 5. Having a schedule that is not set can be difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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