Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated 12 May 2021

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Costco Wholesale President & CEO Craig Jelinek
Craig Jelinek
3,917 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits a d starting pay(in 1033 reviews)

  • "Good pay compared to other wholesale places honestly(in 826 reviews)

Cons
  • "No flexibility in schedule for part time employees(in 268 reviews)

  • "Long hours but rewarding colleagues(in 141 reviews)

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  1. "Good work"

    5.0
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    • 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. "Gg"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Saver Agent in Vāranāsi

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time

    Pros

    Good place to gaming rig

    Cons

    Not very authentic place to gig


  3. "Great and happy place"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manual Tester in New Delhi

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

    Pros

    Staff and people were very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Low pay , too far from central location.

  4. "it aight"

    1.0
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    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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  5. "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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  6. Helpful (1465)

    "Real Pros and Cons"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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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  7. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Not what you would expect"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst in Issaquah, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits, home office has a food court, most entry level positions are hourly so breaks and overtime are required, some degree of job security

    Cons

    Generally below average pay in home office, same benefits as warehouse employees no matter your level of education, most promotions are time based, little to no investment in home office staff's development, difficult hiring process, extremely poor handling of Covid, and a laughable maximum wage increase.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Cashier in Tustin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing. We have 20 free chiropractic or massage seasons a year. I have an EPO with Aetna Select, which has been accepted most places with and co-pays are only $15. For one person it's $20 a pay check for vision, dental, health insurance and life insurance. If your married it's $60 a check with you and your spouse, who will receive vision, dental and health insurance equal to yours. The vision is through Costco Optical Department and you receive free exams and $170 toward glasses, contacts, etc. Honestly, I could keep going, but you get the idea. You start current at $16 and you get a raise every 1050 hours, which easier if your full time, then you top out around $25-25 an hour. Once your topped out twice a year you receive bonus checks about $1500 and will increase with years of service. They start you with about two weeks vacation and then it increase by a week every 5 years.

    Cons

    Your schedule and your days off can be change to fit the needs of the company at anytime, but primarily applies during the holidays. Probably one of the worst feature is the member is usually right like most costumer service jobs.

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  9. "Great but difficult to progress as a student"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Front End Assistant in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time

    Pros

    Costco is really flexible for students and accommodate my changing schedule every quarter. The base pay is great and it is really easy to move up in the company if you were to decide to stay with the company long term. The benefits are pretty great if you work at least Part-Time. Free executive membership is also a nice plus as I am a college student.

    Cons

    Since I am Limited Part-Time I am not really given many chances to do many things other than assist on the front. I have seen a lot of my coworkers move up in the company and be trained to do new things while I feel like I have been "stuck" in the same place I started in. As LPT, I also get the last choice in hours so I have only ever worked closing shifts since I have started working there 1.5 years ago. I also don't qualify for the benefits I mentioned earlier since I don't work enough hours in the week.

  10. "Exciting Work Culture"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Costco Cashier Assistant in Woodinville, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time

    Pros

    - Work Culture - Great Managers & Supervisors - Surrounding Work Ethic - Employee Work Motivation - Pay & Benefits - Employment opportunities and high ceiling for growth

    Cons

    - High hours for students, be expected to work a lot + school

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