Costco Wholesale

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Decent Pay but no room for slackers

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Former Employee - Bakery Manager in College Park, MD (US)
Former Employee - Bakery Manager in College Park, MD (US)

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

Pros

Medical benefits for part time workers, unheard of at most companies.
Decent starting pay, helpful coworkers.

Cons

Work like a drone the whole shift, can feel like a sweat shop. Concrete floors all day can kill your back by the end of the shift. Micro managing managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If your employees are doing a good job, stop hovering!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    It was extremely friendly and provided a perfect environment for working well.

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    Former Employee - Information Systems in Issaquah, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Information Systems in Issaquah, WA (US)

    I worked at Costco Wholesale as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people. Great environment. Amazing food.

    Cons

    I feel that there is a limit to what you can learn or how you can grow further.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would love if we could start branching into newer sectors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Golden handcuffs

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    Current Employee - Front End Assistant
    Current Employee - Front End Assistant

    I have been working at Costco Wholesale part-time

    Pros

    It's a solid company. They offer great products at great prices and they're good at what they do. I only work part-time and I still get full benefits for my husband and myself.

    Cons

    Standing on concrete for 8 hours straight really wears on your body no matter how good your shoes are. It's tough to get promoted mostly because there aren't that many positions in a warehouse. They need lower level employees the most. I've heard the managers refer to Costco as offering the golden handcuffs because they do pay well. A cashier can be making over $20 an hour with time and a half on sundays. You also get full benefits, sick pay, vacation, and 401K. It's really great for someone who doesn't have whole lot of ambition. However, a lot of people have big dreams but after being as Costco a few years they're making decent money and can't afford to quit even if the job is painfully mind-numbing. Hence, the golden handcuffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer new things to keep minds stimulated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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