Costco Wholesale

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Costco Wholesale Reviews

Updated 26 November, 2014
Updated 26 November, 2014
1,347 Reviews
3.9
1,347 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 135 reviews)

  • Great benefits, takes care of their employees when persona; issues arise (in 195 reviews)


Cons
  • Offered me full time then fired me right before I was to receive benefits (in 68 reviews)

  • If you are part time, the amount of hours you get can vary a lot from week to week (in 56 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a job, not somewhere I want to work for the rest of my life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Pay is okay
    Works with school
    Sunday pay
    Some of the people are great compared to others
    -keeps you busy if you hate sitting around

    Cons

    Management needs work
    Always short staffed
    Coworkers are lifers and are too comfortable
    Lotsnof people hate their job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people instead of workong coworkers to death when understaffed

    - hire younger people
    Better communication with employees. Costco is based on "professionalism" but they lack at so many things

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    All raises are based on hours worked. They start off at a mere .50$ CAD but the last few before you top out at 23.85/hour are close to 2.00/hr. Base level managerial job starts at 63,000 CAD. Warehouse Assistants can earn up to 100,000 CAD with their salaries (don't forget stock bonuses). With over 600 locations worldwide Costco continues to prosper and treat their employees and the environment well. Warehouse Manager can bring in close to 400,000 CAD depending on their performance bonuses.

    Cons

    It is a long way to the top. The only limitation to your success at this corporation would be yourself. If you show desire they enjoy giving you a challenge. However, you can find yourself waiting a few years before a promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible turn over rate. Treat employees badly. Empty promises

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7. 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
  8.  

    Merchandising

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  10.  

    Fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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