Costco Wholesale

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Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
1,390 Reviews
3.9
1,390 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity for Hard Workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Baker in Mayfield, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Baker in Mayfield, OH (US)

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, lots of upward mobility in the company

    Cons

    Expect to work hard to keep your job and even harder to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in simple. Adding too many new items(in the Bakery) at once was a mess.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stocker in Cedar Park, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Stocker in Cedar Park, TX (US)

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    High Pay, Great Benefits, Longevity

    Cons

    Hard hours, work is very difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Upper management is great, day to day managers are horrible.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cart Attendant in Commerce, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Cart Attendant in Commerce, MI (US)

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Terrible day to day manager tactics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect, not as worthless inferiors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Enemy body is nice, and time goes by fast.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bakery Wrapper in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Bakery Wrapper in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Time goes by fast, co workers are nice. It's fun, you get to see all the cool stuff costco sells, you get to shop when the store is closed.

    Cons

    The day crew in the bakery leave as soon as their shift ends, even if they didn't finish their job. The clean up crew has to finish what they didn't and clean. I am always clocking out, one to two hours past my scheduled time, also you can't leave until a supervisor signed you out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix things that are needed to get job accomplished.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing work environment, great benefits, great salary

    Cons

    its retail which is never fun but costco makes it easy to do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Stockton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Stockton, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay and the company tests employees extremely well

    Cons

    Done stores are still union

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    An awesome place to work with great people.

    • 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

    management cares about their employees opinion

    Cons

    There are long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It is good paying job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Folsom, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Clerk in Folsom, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, good pay, fast paced .

    Cons

    Hard to get hired if you do not know anyone.
    Hard to move up if you are not one of the favorite
    Employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunities to the employees who have been there 20 years or more. Let them cross train in different departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great place to work, for the most part.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    One of the few companies out there that pays their employees a great rate. Very friendly atmosphere among the members and workers. Great opportunities for promotion.

    Cons

    Middle-management has a problem consistently communicating their wants and concerns. There is a certain amount of rudeness (which is forbidden according to the employee handbook) certain supervisors and managers have towards the lower echelon. A few managers also like to throw other people under the bus instead of taking responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be a great idea to not look at your employees as a means to an end. Again, this is not directed towards all management, is directed towards higher management and their lack of follow-through.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Member Service is what they want

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerk in Arlington, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Clerk in Arlington, TX (US)

    I worked at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    i did not have many issues. they worked around my other jobs schedule especially for travel. Great benefits

    Cons

    moving up is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sometimes you have to think outside the box in order to get the best out of the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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