Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
1,291 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You are able to grow within the company the pay and benefits are wonderful (in 116 reviews)

  • Great benefits, takes care of their employees when persona; issues arise (in 186 reviews)


Cons
  • Offered me full time then fired me right before I was to receive benefits (in 62 reviews)

  • If you are part time, the amount of hours you get can vary a lot from week to week (in 51 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    costco

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time

    Pros

    good starting pay, advance from within, flexible hours

    Cons

    in my opinion there are not many cons if any at all. biggest con to me was having to deal with members who are rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Front End

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    Current Employee - Front End (Cashier Assistant) in Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Front End (Cashier Assistant) in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Great pay, hire good people, get a free membership, fast paced, benefits for part time, time based pay raises.

    Cons

    Managers have to move after a certain amount of time, not flexible with schedules, can be demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say that they should be more clear with new employees, they tend to do the "I'lll tell when you do something wrong after you do it,"instead of before.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great job while in school

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    Former Employee - Front End (Cashier Assistant) in Culver City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Front End (Cashier Assistant) in Culver City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    - good pay
    - relatively easy work

    Cons

    - hours are long
    - the customers that come in on this side of town can be spoild and entitled at times (read: not fun to interact or deal with)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to build a career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Very ethical company and they value their employees

    Cons

    Designed for someone that does not have a lot of work experience.

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    Front End Assistant

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    Former Employee - Front End Assistant in Tallahassee, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Front End Assistant in Tallahassee, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work consider competitive pay

    Cons

    It's hard to work 8 hrs. a day and constantly being on your feet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to reward workers who really care about their job as well as making sure members get the best treatment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Membership Clerk in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Membership Clerk in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay. And raises

    Cons

    Lots of drama and rumors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control the trouble makers who pass on rumoirs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    awesome company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    everything is great at costco

    Cons

    you work long hours every day

    Recommends
  9.  

    great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great pay and benefits for the retail industry. There really is a mentality of by expecting the best you get the best.

    Cons

    At times management more focused on sales and the approval of upper management and less on the customer and hourly employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are well above industry averages. Very stable company with stable sustainable growth. Strong leadership at the top.

    Cons

    Workers are given raises and bonuses based on tenure and not accomplishments or work performance. Some employees work very hard while others just skate by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Rothman program needs to be reevaluated, When it comes to advancement many qualified individuals are often overlooked and qualifications because another candidate is a longer tenured employee,

    Recommends
  11.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor
    Former Employee - Front End Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for personal growth. The company treats its employees very well.

    Cons

    I worked at a Union store that inhibited the ability for transparency and sound judgement calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to validate all employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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