Costco Wholesale

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Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
1,257 Reviews

3.9
1,257 Reviews
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Costco Wholesale President & CEO Craig Jelinek
Craig Jelinek
518 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You are able to grow within the company the pay and benefits are wonderful (in 106 reviews)

  • There are great benefits available for part-time and full-time employees (in 168 reviews)


Cons
  • Offered me full time then fired me right before I was to receive benefits (in 57 reviews)

  • Takes a few seasonal periods to get hired permanently and then it is only part time (in 46 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing

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

    Pros

    hours, flexibility, environment, payment, quality, peaceful

    Cons

    coworkers
    customers
    work load (heavy lifting)
    always standing
    always cold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more college students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Costco is a great company to work for and they take great pride in taking care of their employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vault Clerk  in  Murray, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Vault Clerk in Murray, UT (US)

    Pros

    Costco pays great and has great benefits. Because of this they attract some of the best employees in the industry.

    Cons

    Because it's retail the hours are not Monday through Friday from 9 to 5. Having a schedule that is not set can be difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good pay for long term employees, hard work is hardly recognized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cake Decorator  in  Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cake Decorator in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Pay is decent after 3 years
    Flexible hours
    Great benefits
    They post jobs and hire internally. This can keep your job interesting as a employee
    Lots of room to grow and excel

    Cons

    Union attitude and a values without an actual union backing you up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with more respect not as if they are your peons

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    competitive working environment and exciting job assignment. There is no need to work over time.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain based on work atmosphere and good hours.

  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay is good for a first job.

    Cons

    Balance if attending school while working at the same time

  7.  

    Great benefits, bonuses, and people who come to see you when you always strive to deliver excellent service.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Job #1 Member Service  in  Selma, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Job #1 Member Service in Selma, TX (US)

    Pros

    Great benefits, takes care of their employees when persona; issues arise.(Family emergency, funeral, baby being born) as well as great pay per hour.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for advancement. Very hard to move up in the company when some employees either don't move up or choose not to move up within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees a second chance for advancement or future rehiring for employees that have been demoted or terminated in the past.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits for part time work

    Cons

    in orientation, lady spoke too much about herself and her daughter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful People that are flexible

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

    Pros

    Good Pay for moving to the town for a local college. Were VERY Flexible with my schedule.

    Cons

    Small accidents can make for a write-up. I messed up a few times and they wrote me up and put it on my performance record

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    You wont find a better company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Louisville, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Louisville, KY (US)

    Pros

    Everything! Benefits, supervisors, coworkers, atmosphere- this company was fantastic. I worked at Costco for 3 years until I had to move. After starting at 11 an hour, within a year and a half I was making 12.50 as a cashier. This is the best company I have ever worked for. Supervisors don't just focus on the negative, they constantly give praise for good work. The turn over rate is almost non existent. The raises are constant, frequent free lunches, the management is personable and understanding. You will feel valued here!

    Cons

    The job its self can be physically demanding, but you are very well compensated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stocker  in  Ogden, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Stocker in Ogden, UT (US)

    Pros

    Great bennefits and the company cares about their employees

    Cons

    Poor Hours with little paid time off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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