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3 days ago

Licensed Optician – new

Costco Newark, DE

• Measures member for pupilary distance using pupilometer and observes line of sight to determine bifocal placement. • Keys member order into… CareerBuilder


20 days ago

Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser

Costco Wholesale Plano, TX

- Performs exams, takes ear impressions, places orders. Programs and fits hearing aids. Maintains customer computer files, and provides a high level… Monster


30+ days ago

Virtualization Administrator (Analyst)

Costco Wilmington, NC

of position Costco Wholesale is looking for a Virtualization Administrator (Analyst), who wants the opportunity to design and implement… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Information Security Manager (Security Operations)

Costco Wilmington, NC

of position The I.S. Information Security Manager is responsible for coordinating analysis, reviews, and other tasks necessary to protect the… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Data Steward Analyst - Member/Person Domain

Costco Wilmington, NC

of position This Data Steward Analyst (DSA) role is responsible for working with membership business teams to discover, document, and provide… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Identity Services Architect

Costco Wilmington, NC

This role will be responsible for development of Identity enterprise strategy and architecture working with Identity Director and other Architects… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

B2B Analyst (EDI & MFT)

Costco Wilmington, NC

of position The B2B Analyst will help implement and support IBM Sterling B2B Integrator platform. Analyst will also be responsible for Axway Secure… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Project Environment (PE) Analyst

Costco Wilmington, NC

of position The Project Environment (PE) Analyst is the technical liaison for environment requirement definition, environment provisioning diagrams… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Portfolio Analyst

Costco Wilmington, NC

• Coordinates with Business Relationship Management and Enterprise Planning teams for the overall… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

MDM Hub Application Developer

Costco Wilmington, NC

of position The MDM Hub Application Developer will be part of the Master Data Management (MDM) Competency team. This person will be part of a larger… Glassdoor


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    Former Employee - Various Roles  in  Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Various Roles in Leeds, England

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

    Pros

    Good pay for unskilled workers. Annual optical voucher. Good bonus

    Cons

    Don't get rota until week before. Expected to be available 4am to10pm. The biggest issue at Costco is the management. I worked for Costco for 15 years and saw the quality of the store managers and head office managers slowly decline. Started off with a good manager who realised that the staff made the store and ended up with a manager who wouldn't even speak to some staff. I noticed a culture of favouritism, if your face fit you were ok. The last manager I had at Leeds actively sought to dismiss staff on a higher wage and employ someone new to save payroll. He deliberately set out to make life difficult for staff who challenged him on his dubious decisions. This was rife and led to some very suspicious interpretations of the Costco handbook. With regards to the handbook, most managers treat this as a weapon to be used against staff and it is not worth the paper it is printed on. Managers routinely don't follow it if it isn't in their interests and interpret it as they see fit to suit themselves.

    Head office staff are not much better. The senior management will back up a store manager regardless of the situation. They also believe that they are right, to the point where they will ignore the law! I was due in to a disciplinary meeting regarding sickness and requested it be rescheduled due to health. This was flatly denied and I was told the meeting would go ahead if I was there or not. This is in direct contravention of employment law as published by Acas. When I pointed this out to the HR, training and development manager at head office. He stated that this wasn't covered in the handbook and therefore didn't apply! He then backed up the managers statement and added that he was coming up the meeting from Watford and didn't want the hassle of rearranging.

    There are a lot of problems with the management, who don't follow all the rules and they know it. I witnessed a senior manager arguing with a member of staff. The staff member walked off and the manager tried to run him over with a forklift truck! When a complaint was made to the store manager, he pulled the staff member to one side and told him that if he continued with this complaint, the store manager would personally see to it that 'his career would be over'! I was also warned off giving any witness statement if asked for one. 'We will not accept a witness statement that doesn't say you saw nothing'. That's not me paraphrasing! These are direct quotes that I witnessed.

    A motivational speech by the admin director that I heard sums up senior managements feelings and opinions of hourly staff. 'If you aren't happy here or don't like the way the business is run, that's fine. Please feel free to look elsewhere. But bear in mind Costco pay the best and you won't get anything like the wage you get now at our competitors.' - Nice!!!

    If your face fits, great. If you hourly wage is maxed out, watch yourself. If you don't want to become a target, keep your head down and your mouth shut. Do not question or challenge store management, otherwise that will be your card marked for your whole time there. Don't bother escalating to head office as they will ALWAYS back up the manager. Do seek advice if you are in a disciplinary situation as Costco UK (rather arrogantly) do not adhere to UK employment law. They believe the handbook supersedes the law!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retrain managers and Head office managers. Value your staff, realise they are your greatest asset, not a liability to be managed out of the business.

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