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Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
1,466 Reviews
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1,466 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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  1.  

    Great Company!!

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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 an 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
  7.  

    Good place to gain experience and move up.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, pay is above average, fast paced, and days go by quickly.

    Cons

    It can take awhile to move up, at least depending on your location and turnover. Applying to other departments tends to be hard unless you have a friend in the department. Most employees start working outside on carts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentives and opportunities to move to other positions would encourage individuals to stay longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great culture and opportunities to advance, just don't be afraid to work really hardl

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PM Merch in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - PM Merch in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Great people. Great Opportunities to advance. Great company culture. The people make the job what it is. Good training and benefits to boot.

    Cons

    Sometimes the schedule you are given includes late nights followed by early morning shifts the next day. There is a 90 day probation period that you must complete before being able to apply for other positions at Costco.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to think outside of the box.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incompetent warehouse management but an amazing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Produce Stocker in Fairfax, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Produce Stocker in Fairfax, VA (US)

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good starting pay, friendly environment, free membership

    Cons

    Arrogant lower management. Had to work asinine hours to compensate for their lack of coordination on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your management to manage and not pretend like they're gods gift to earth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great but some employees are rude and mean.

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Most of the employees are friendly and kind but others are rude and mean. The female supervisors are very nice. Customers are for the most part friendly although some are impatient and rude. The pay is good and is a great place to work at.

    Cons

    The employees that are rude are mostly the supervisors. If the supervisors like you they treat you better. One yelled at me telling me to stop standing around doing nothing when I was helping unload a cart. The male supervisors seem to stare at you a lot which is a bit creepy. After orientation they just throw you out to do your job with absolutely no training or any idea what to do. You also have to remind the supervisors about your breaks because they will forget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the male supervisors stop staring at the employees. Train your employees before just throwing them out into the job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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