Costco Wholesale
3.8 of 5 1,008 reviews
www.costco.com Issaquah, WA 5000+ Employees

Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.8 1,008 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Costco Wholesale President & CEO Craig Jelinek

Craig Jelinek

(406 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good pay and benefits real good company to work for lots of room for growth within the company"
    in 86 reviews
  • "There are great benefits available for part-time and full-time employees"
    in 131 reviews
Cons:
  • "I have had better supervisors and managers in the fast food business"
    in 25 reviews
  • "Limited opportunities to advance within the company if not a full-time employee"
    in 50 reviews
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Good starting experience.

Front End Assistant (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

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

ProsFlexible schedule for students, enables you to balance classes and work. Hourly rates are more than minimum wage. Friendly work environment.

ConsLabour is very physical and you must be willing to work outdoors in all types of weather. Sweeping shifts (by rotation) to clean the parking lot were also recently implemented. Promotions and other job opportunities are based on seniority.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sales - Electronics Dept

Sales - Electronics Department (Former Employee)
Kelowna, BC

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

Pros-Easy relaxed atmosphere
-Good management
-Good starting pay

Cons-Standing all day
-Not a lot happening during downtime

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experiences at Costco Wholesale

Customer Support (Former Employee)
Ottawa, ON

I worked at Costco Wholesale as a contractor for less than a year

ProsFriendly and safe environment, higher than others pay

ConsCan be very busy around Christmas time,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Don't work for Costco

Sales, Front End, Floor, Stock & Various Floor Depts (Former Employee)
Nanaimo, BC

I worked at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe only pro to working for Costco is the pay scale.

ConsManagement, ass kissers, liars, drama

Advice to Senior ManagementFire everyone in Management & start fresh. You have no idea the viruses (I mean management) you have working for you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Busy busy busy

Cart Loader (Former Employee)
Regina, SK

I worked at Costco Wholesale as a contractor for less than a year

ProsNice management.
Great break room.

ConsThe store is in a busy location and the pace is frantic.
The hours and pay for contract employees is not legendary.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire actual real live full and part time associates and stop with all this temp nonsense.
Get a digital schedule display to avoid miscommunication and errors.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's definitely a job you can depend on if all else fails.

Certified Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee)
Scarborough, ON

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

Prosgood pay, benefits and fair treatment to all employees.

ConsLots of long time employee, requires long time to get full-time.

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A great company to work for

Merchandiser (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsIf you stay long enough, the pay is great and if you're ambitious enough, you can move up.

ConsThe work is hard, labour intensive, but can be worth it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good costco experience so far

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosguaranteed work hours for part-timers

Consvery busy workplace, you're one within many

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Work here if you are a robot on stimulants.

Clothing Department (Former Employee)
Woodbridge, ON

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

ProsGood hours, pay was a little over minimum wage.

ConsStressful and tedious work environment(like a perpetual boxing day sale). The buddy/mentor I had did nothing to help me and it was my first time in retail. Office drama and politics.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Above average compensation

Merch Area Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Costco Wholesale full-time for more than 8 years

Prosbenefits, wages, promote from within

Consretail hours, hard to start out as part time when full time work is available elsewhere

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