Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
1,227 Reviews
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1,227 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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  1.  

    Good experience, nice people.

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    Former Employee - Front End
    Former Employee - Front End

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Working with people from many different walks of life. Best place to work if you are in the retail business. Off on holidays and no crazy hours throughout the Christmas season.

    Cons

    Management keeping people on staff that are not dedicated, hard working employees. Hard for some people to handle the environment of there not being consistent discipline from employee to employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know everyone likes to put their two cents worth in perhaps have a place that employees can leave feedback or insight on certain things anonymously.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Stocker

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    Former Employee - Stocker  in  La Quinta, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Stocker in La Quinta, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the work required.

    Cons

    Seasonal workers were all let go. Most of us would have accepted PT offer to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, Employee focused

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Altamonte Springs, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Altamonte Springs, FL (US)

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company takes pride in its employees. Pay rates are great and benefits are exceptional.

    Cons

    Can be very hectic during the holidays.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    My wife (Bakery) and I (FE cashier/assistant) both work for Costco...

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    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)  in  Kapolei, HI (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in Kapolei, HI (US)

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

    Pros

    Starting pay is good and benefits are great. I love that you work to make your own raises as long as you put in the time you'll get raises. Once topped off you make over $40k a year. Plus bonuses twice a year and time and a half every Sundays. Now who wouldn't want to work here. Awesome company

    Cons

    At times it can get stressful especially the beginning of each month due to EBT (food stamps). Members can be a little rude but you just put on that smile and swear at them in your head...but as for the company no cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very understanding and tries to help you out with work related and personal issues you may have. Fairness and respect should be a managers number one duty to the members, employees and the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good pay great company

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    Current Employee - Team Member  in  Minnetonka, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Minnetonka, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, they pay was really good, and the hours were really good as well

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Easy work but labor intensive

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    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)  in  Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in Santa Ana, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The minimum wage is above average and they also provide full coverage insurance. We get holiday and vacation days pay which is nice.

    Cons

    pushing carts for two times a day for 2.5 hours each in the summer sucks. Management terrible at their job, they don't care who you are, they only care what they can do for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Best Retail Co!

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Benifits. Respect from management.

    Cons

    Its retail, you will work weekends and late nights.

  9.  

    Pretty good

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    Current Employee - Bakery Wrapper  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Bakery Wrapper in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Starting pay is relatively good

    Cons

    Supervisors are not very understanding of personal needs, fellow employees making a lot more than me have gotten lazy because they know it's hard to get fired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be understanding of personal situations especially those of employees that you want to keep around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for.

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Issaquah, WA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Issaquah, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly, professional and relaxed enviroment. Great benfits and good pay.

    Cons

    Many would feel taht living in Washington would be a con. It's not that bad if you enjoy the outdoors and a family lifestyle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NONE

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent work environment

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    Current Employee - Membership  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Membership in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Extra pay on Sunday. Overall positive work environment with good colleagues. Decent flexibility

    Cons

    Seniority over competence and skill. Communication can be slow. Constant favouritism and politics. Occasionally there's lack of team effort and spirit. A bit limited with career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training and communication among departments. More value on competence and skill or else talented people will keep leaving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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