Fast Pace Environment to get Members in and out the store
Front End Assistant (Former Employee), San Jose, CA – January 28, 2014
Pros: fun job, free food sometimes, working with multiple people with different ages
Cons: members are rude sometimes
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 – more... 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. – less
Front End Assistant/ Sales (Former Employee), Cordova, TN – August 31, 2015
Pros: good people
Cons: no advancement
Great environment, Continuously moving and learning new aspects. I enjoyed the people I worked with but they hours were not optimal. Also there is minimal opportunity for advancement even with a college degree
Membership Asst. (Former Employee), Seattle, WA – August 28, 2015
I worked at Costco Wholesale for 3 years. One of the great perks they have is medical and dental benefits for part-time employees. I recommend this job especially for high school/college age people looking to get a foot in the door at an established company.
Deli (Former Employee), Coon Rapids, MN – August 25, 2015
Pros: half hour breaks
Cons: dealing with chickens all day, and draining the grease.
I worked in the deli at night. The only reason I left was because I worked with raw chickens all day. Even the manager told me it was a gross job. I skewed raw chickens put them in the oven, took them – more... out and put them in packages to sell. I also rotated the chickens that were out of date to sell, we put in the back. it was great management and I loved the place. I just couldn't deal with skewing and dealing with chickens all day, if i would have been offered a different job within the company I would have stayed. – less
Costco was a solid place to work but I need a job that fits my skill set which is driving professionally.
Cashier Assistant (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – August 24, 2015
Pros: Full time hours and great benefits were great.
Cons: Lunch breaks were too short and too much favortism existed within the workplace.
Costco was a decent place to work but I felt that I was not able to move up into a supervisor/ management position due to favoritism. I am looking for a job that best matches my skill set which is driving for a living.
Front-end Assistant (Former Employee), Colorado Springs, CO – August 23, 2015
I loved working for this company. Unfortunately my warehouse had a revolving door of management and a climate of political games. I would love to work for the company again, given things were different from my personal experience.
Food Service Worker (Former Employee), Garden Grove, CA – August 22, 2015
My shifts would mainly consist of the same tasks; whether it would be cashier duties or being the floater (person assigned to help the cashier in taking the customers orders). Cashier duties were pretty – more... basic; cash handling and taking the customers orders correctly. As for a floater, my duties consisted of helping to shorten the wait time of the customers, by taking their orders and preparing/handling their food orders. Of course I became familiar with the food prep equipment and assuring they were being cleaned in the right manner for safety purposes. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Edison, NJ – August 21, 2015
Pros: great benefits, good hours
Cons: management can be lousy depending on location, you deal with a lot of problems
Costco can be a great place to work, provided the management is good. On more than one occasion employees would have to shout at the top of their lungs to get a supervisor's attention. Managers have come – more... and gone, usually leaving some mess in their wake.
Understaffed at times, leaving cashiers to push carts instead of having a reliable cart crew.
Benefits are great. Always guaranteed good hours, but you work hard during those shifts. That can be good or bad, depending on the day. – less
Seasonal (Former Employee), Palm Desert, CA – August 21, 2015
Costco is a fast paced company especially in the seasonal term. You get to work in different departments which makes you more valuable, it starts out at a great pay and they work with your everyday schedule.
very fast passed productive enviornment, very friendly with high standards
service deli assistant (Former Employee), landcaster california – August 18, 2015
normally my day would start at 6 a.m setting up the deli room and gathering all our supplies. I have worked there for about 2 years and learn a lot. Learning all the ingredient formulas, the numbers to – more... all the tags of the items we sell, also learning to purchase all the supplies we get off the floor in the warehouse. My manager was very friends yet assertive at the same time. She knew how to manage our team in the deli department. All of my co workers got along with eachother, we all helped eachother out when needed so we didnt fall behind on production. when the stress level got high during the holiday season, everyone came together as one to get things done. the hardest part about my job is the lifting that i had to do, which wasnt that hard at all. The most enjoyable part of my day was seeing the smile on the members faces when they came in knowing we had the product they were looking for already made fresh and ready to sell once they came in. overall i really enjoyed working for costco. – less