Fast Pace Environment to get Members in and out the store
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – January 28, 2014
I would either push at least 7 carts which weight 15 pounds for over 3 hours. I could cashier with an assistant helping me put the food in boxes I could also be an assistant to the cashier where i would run around the store if the member couldn't find anything. When it is slow, i put items back to where they belong or fold clothes. At Costco, i learned to work in a very fast pace and to remember everyday is different due to the members. Our Costco was one of the busiest Costco so working fast is a must. When i would get items in the back i would have to run to the back. Management was okay, sometimes they did play favorites. The hardest part of the job was pushing the carts outside because i would be doing it for hours and under extreme weather conditions.
fun job, free food sometimes, working with multiple people with different ages
Forklift Driver (Current Employee) – Omaha, NE – May 25, 2017
The jobs themselves are easy. However management makes it a lot more complicated then it needs to be. Theres no planning a head of time. Payroll is always short no matter what department. Managers are scheduled ten hour days but stay 12, come in on their days off, and come in on holidays.
bakery life was too difficult and the management was messy. They didn't train me at all and expected me how to work the ovens. I had to close all the time by myself which was ridiculous because that is barely a two person job because there is so much to do. No one tries to help you out and they expect you to do everything at once. They treated me like a child and if I was stupid, but I would still apply to other departments because it is less stressful.
The member are the #1 at Costco. You need to be on time, do not call out for no reason. The benefice pack is really good. Great place to work, always work hard and responsible and you will see the appreciation. You have a strong open door hot line, I believe is fair for us employees if we need some help that we cant resolve with our managers.
Office Manager/Receptionist (Current Employee) – Hayward, CA – May 22, 2017
All interactions with Costco employees and customers were always pleasant. Each day at work was enjoyable and there was never anyone that seemed like they weren't having a good day. Working in a busy environment helped with customer service skills.