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Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
1,483 Reviews
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1,483 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.  

    A very good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Accountant in Issaquah, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Tax Accountant in Issaquah, WA (US)

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are looking to spend your entire career with one company, Costco would be a great place to do so. Movement within the company is relatively easy and most of the people are very pleasant and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    The lower level corporate jobs do not pay as well as they might at other companies, and the only thing that affects your rate of pay as an hourly employee is how long you have worked for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to develop the younger employees within the company, so as the founding generation retires we don't suffer a company wide brain drain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    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
  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. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a great company to work for with great opportunities.

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Best reasons to work here are great benefits, great opportunity to move up in the company especially if you have a degree.

    Cons

    The challenge of this company is getting hired. Sometimes you have to be a seasonal employee to even get on, so no matter what you have to work hard to get your foot in. The inside of Costco is good to be, but some of the employees are not as helpful as I thought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should put a smile on their face sometimes. Almost Everyone at the costco I work at is serious all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 a 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
  7.  

    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 a 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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved everything

    • 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

    everything about working at costco was great! from the pay, to the employees, and hours. I couldnt complain about a thing.

    Cons

    only thing i would say is a con is that their isnt any full time positions because it is a rare deal, but when you are a part timer you pick up 30+ hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing! everything is ran great and orderly.

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

    Great benefits, treat employees very well.

    • 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

    Great benefits, insurance plans and paid time off.
    Relaxed environment

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth, harder to get promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    fantastic company

    • 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

    pay, benefits, culture, perks, customers

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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