Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated 23 October, 2014
Updated 23 October, 2014
1,300 Reviews
3.9
1,300 Reviews
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Costco Wholesale President & CEO Craig Jelinek
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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 52 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Stocker in Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Produce Stocker in Brampton, ON

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

    Pros

    its a great company and lots of fun

    Cons

    Takes a long time to move up. But keep talking to the right people and have the right attitude and work ethic and you can stand out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    awesome

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stocker in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Stocker in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Loved the people, treated me well

    Cons

    the hours are not family friendly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible turn over rate. Treat employees badly. Empty promises

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardsides Morning Stocker Associate in Lethbridge, AB
    Former Employee - Hardsides Morning Stocker Associate in Lethbridge, AB

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

    Pros

    Get to see ins and outs of your favourite grocery store.
    Bonus for working on Sunday.
    Costco has very good reputation (Looks good on resume potentially)

    Cons

    Bad pay. Very slow raises
    Empty promises. Tell you you can get raises fast and full time work. But then screw you over last minute.
    Work you to death when busy then cut hours.
    No discount.
    Crappy hours for the most part.
    Hire too many people then start firing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to potential employees and stop firing people for no reason.
    Give full time work so people can actually stay there
    Give faster raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    They care about their employees!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    very good environment. Excellent wages and benefits, as long as you work hard, you can advance.

    Cons

    easy to get trapped. Many people have degrees and have been cashiers for 10 years because they got too comfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't choose favourites, it becomes vary apparent who will be "chosen" to move up, and who will be left back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Merchandising

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

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time

    Pros

    Great management.
    Good benefits.
    Safe workplace.
    Easy work.

    Cons

    pay increase takes a long time.
    Advancement based on seniority.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Assistant in Halifax, NS
    Current Employee - Front End Assistant in Halifax, NS

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

    Pros

    good hours, interactive people, reasonable to not being there

    Cons

    other employes can some times get on your nerves

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing! There is a reason why Obama visited Costco Warehouses!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Assistant in Ancaster, ON
    Current Employee - Food Service Assistant in Ancaster, ON

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

    Pros

    Great management team
    Motivational work environment
    Start hourly wage is above minimum wage

    Cons

    To be honest, I can't think of anything.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Costco - Okotokes Location - Worst Management I've ever had to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Assistant in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Front End Assistant in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Some great people work at this location.
    Hours are decent

    Cons

    The Management at this Costco location is the worst i've ever worked for in all my years. It felt like high school all over again. Would constantly overhear management make fun of co workers. It is to a point where they make Constructive Dismissal a game. There are Managers in positions who shouldn't be. There is a reason the turn over rate at this location is higher than any other Costco in Canada. It woud be nice to see if corporate could step in and do something about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Hard worked and well paid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Deli Assistant in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Service Deli Assistant in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Costco Wholesale part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Be a good employee and you'll be treated like a good employee

    Cons

    Small raises and they say they will raise you more for good work but they don't without being promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to watch slacking employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great for students

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    flexibility
    salary for students
    fun atmosphere

    Cons

    no future
    low skill work
    c'mon nobody wants to work here for the rest of their life

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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