Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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4.0
82%
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88%
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Costco Wholesale President & CEO Craig Jelinek
Craig Jelinek
3,120 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits package for employees(in 916 reviews)

  • "Good workers good pay and Sunday premium(in 698 reviews)

Cons
  • "Part-time is mostly 5 hour shifts so it was a drag to commute for short shifts(in 250 reviews)

  • "Work you long hours with alot of expectations(in 119 reviews)

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  1. "Good work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work with

    Cons

    None to specific as of now

  2. "it aight"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Ol
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay, like what the hell

    Cons

    rude company, its not fair to be honest

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  3. "mama mia mama mia"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time

    Pros

    free food no salary only 4 hours

    Cons

    no beds can't enter wearing a bikini

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  4. Helpful (1413)

    "Real Pros and Cons"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier Assistant (Front End Assistant) in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very affordable high quality health insurance benefits even for PT employees. Great for working parents who split up child care and need coverage. The key to succeeding at Costco is to work hard, have a good attitude and be nice to people. It's hard work and fasted paced, you have to be down for that to succeed.

    Cons

    At this warehouse you are required to work 5 days per week, even if you are PT at 24 or so hours. This means lots of 4-5 hour shifts rather than fewer 8 hour shifts which is tough for those who commute a long distance to work or have to cover day care.

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  5. "Great Place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    pay (retail), culture, opportunity, busy, good managers

    Cons

    Wild hours, have to relocate to move up

  6. "Solid Experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love working at Costco due to the chill environment and the desire for people to get what they need

    Cons

    I did not like getting the shopping carts in the heat, it can be tough

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  7. "Pretty good place that's not without it's nonsense"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stocker 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, good pension

    Cons

    Nit-picky at times, slackers get away with a lot while others pick up the slack.

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  8. "Honest and Trustful Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Taipei
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Implement the philosophy of obey the law, take care of members and employees. - Continually provide our members with quality goods and services at the lowest possible prices

    Cons

    - Less promote opportunity - More experience oriented

  9. "Great company, can be stressful to work in this environment"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Front End Assistant in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good rrsp programs

    Cons

    Can be stressful, not a fixed schedule, tough to ask for time off

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  10. "Great Work Environment / Part-time but lots of hours to pick up"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Ajax, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great staff and management Lots of Hours Can be transferred to different departments

    Cons

    Hard to get a full-time job because of seniority

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