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Really Good Place to Work, but Limited Opportunities for Advancement

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Major Sales Associate  in  Surrey, BC
Current Employee - Major Sales Associate in Surrey, BC

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

Pros

- Good Benfits
- Decent Wages
- Good People

Cons

- Bureaucratic
- Limited opportunities for advancement

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Costco Wholesale

  1.  

    Good place to work, terrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Langley, BC
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Langley, BC

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

    Pros

    Great starting salary, especially if you are a student, as they can hire you through student retention program

    Cons

    Managers live in their own little word, where bottom line is first and people are always second. I would not like to make a career in here, for sure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good Life Boat While Fishing For Something Better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Markiting Representative  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Markiting Representative in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale

    Pros

    Good multicultural experience
    Members are interesting and love spending money
    Clean environment for the most part
    Close to home and easy to commute
    Free membership - Executive 2%
    Free membership to 2 friends
    Basic benefits are better than none

    Cons

    Poor if any training
    Management meets with employees irregular and provides no feedback of meetings questions, etc.
    Suggestions for improvements are usually discarded or ignored
    Safety requests are only taken seriously if costs are minimal to zero for the company
    Very little if any incentives for employees to work harder or smarter
    No employee discounts
    More of an enduring experience rather than one to look forward to daily
    Most employees can hardly stand being there and jump to leave home pretty much
    Shortcuts in quality behind the scenes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees for competence
    Recurrency training needed
    Benchmark with other organizations doing things right
    Look into ISO standards possibly or perhaps some sort of version of that QA process
    Equate US and Canada for compensation, salary, etc.
    Soft skill training for all management with standards to be held accountable
    Give employees power to grade management or how they percieve things so management has some accountability to the employee and not soley upper management.
    Offer incentives to employees, all employees including those that are new

    No opinion of CEO
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