Costco Wholesale

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company who really takes care of their employees, you are paid well and have great benefits, but I do miss Sinegal and his people philosophy... I think we lost that.

    Cons

    Management are not allowed to fraternize but then that causes a lack of communication and closeness. I think that a company needs that so that you can have true mentorships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if you showed more interest in your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    I love Costco, I am treated like I make a difference!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Wharton, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Wharton, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, even for part time employees. Treated like you are a valued employee. Great potential to move up if you so desire. Many different jobs available. Great as a part time job. Pay starts out much higher than minimum wage. Steady raises, 401K, great health benefits at an extremely affordable cost. Dental insurance actually pays for a lot, unlike the dental at my full time job. Family oriented, compassionate, flexible schedule. Persons with disabilities are given a chance to work, beginning with a seasonal job. I have worked here part time for 10 years now. Most members are great. It's like a family.

    Cons

    Must be able to work almost all weekends. Some supervisors and mangers are lazy and the power has gone to their head, but not most of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review supervisors and managers on a regular basis. Maybe have the employees do a rating of them. The employees will have a more accurate view of them as they work for them on a regular basis. Things run differently when the store manager is not there to watch and l isten to what is going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tire Installer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tire Installer in West Palm Beach, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Tire Installer in West Palm Beach, FL (US)

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    I have been with the company for 5 years and must say Costco is an amazing company to work for. They offer wide range of job opportunity and growth within the company which makes it worth while working for them. There are shifts for just about anyone from early stocking to light night stocking and so forth.

    Cons

    I would have to say the biggest con to this company would be gossip. Gossip in this company runs rampant and will just about kill your moral if you fall into that trap. Management is another hurdle that you deal with people who were promoted within that never had managerial experience leads sometimes to unethical treatment of others and favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would focus on recognizing employees more for there efforts as dealing with the volume of customers on a daily basis can take a toll on a person. Sometimes it is a great feeling to know your efforts are appreciated and seen by the upper staff. I would also suggest working just as hard as your employees I have seen where managers do not work there 40 hrs and cut early more than once a week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to work

    • 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

    the starting wage is excellent, paid days off.. bonuses and great benefits

    Cons

    retail store so nights and weekend are a must.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management need to work a little bit more harder on the floor instead of pencil pushing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    GREAT COMPANY TO WORK FOR

    • 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 part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, Benefits, great coworkers

    Cons

    low hours for part time during slow period

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good team work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Membership Assistant in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Membership Assistant in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    good team, fast-pace, good benefit, flexible schedule, great leadership

    Cons

    none, great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good if you don't have a degree

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and pay scaling.
    Fun environment and people
    Easy accessible management

    Cons

    Management can be a little underqualified and undertrained at times.
    Promotions don't always go to the most qualified applicants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Costco Wholesale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in West Des Moines, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in West Des Moines, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great atmosphere, fast paced, Flexibility is alright, Great Incentives

    Cons

    hours are ok which makes it harder to advance or at least get paid more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what they are doing but I would give more hours, flexibility could be a bit better but it works out alright.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work during school or build a career. The company takes care of their employees short and long term.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Norwalk, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Norwalk, CA (US)

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company offers flexibility in schedule, position, accommodates relocation well. There is a family-like dynamic within each individual warehouse.

    Cons

    For those who have worked at the company in the same position there seems to be a lack of drive to perform at an acceptable level. Because there is no real threat of termination for that reason many of the veteran employees maintain a mediocre level of work performance. There are also many issued between lower level supervisors and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation, schedule and hours worked should be awarded based on work performance and not based on longevity of employment at the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My experience was good while working with my departments coworkers but unorganized and rude higher up.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Costco Night Stocker
    Former Employee - Costco Night Stocker

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Most people are friendly and fun to work here plus pay is good.

    Cons

    Lots of problems with pay and hours because of them being unorganized. Also some higher up in company are rude and get to do whatever they want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be nice and helpful to new workers and show a good example. Also get a little more organized.

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