Great Benefits and starting pay. Hard to move up without relocation.
Merchandise Coordinator (Current Employee) – East Peoria, IL – October 28, 2013
Overall the Costco company is a great place to work, good money with great benefits and the job keeps one very busy.
I have learned a lot about sales, merchandising, supervising and handling chaotic situations. This job has prepared me to explore new opportunities in the area in which I hope to be able to make a career.
The management staff is helpful, mindful and well educated in the ways of the store. Most of the management team is personable and professional with the exception of a few, but you will find that anywhere. They know what the company needs and get those things done, sometimes it takes a while but work gets done.
I think the hardest part of my job with Costco was the department I was most recently moved into. I found my job mentally tasking as I was placed in a department mainly alone for 8 hours a day. I get my energy from people, from helping them and making sure customers and employees alike are happy. The clothing department wasn't the place for me, but I still made sure work was finished to the highest quality.
The most enjoyable part of my job on a daily basis was the problem solving and member service. I also enjoy learning new things everyday and being able to be versatile employee who can follow as well as lead. Chances where I was able to create, learn, teach and then thrive were by far my best moments.
Benefits, Starting pay
advancement limited to relocation, sunday hours, opportunities in a place where I thrive
Google Express (Current Employee) – Plano, TX – March 24, 2017
Costco has given me a chance to learn several different departments within the store. They will happily let you train in a new department if you are interested. The benefits and compensation are great!
Serious and not fun insults are constantly made and in different languages
Food Demonstrator (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – March 23, 2017
The job was too far from home insults were constantly made and in different languages. customers were pushing, shoving and fighting for samples. I got sent home more than once and it interfered with my school schedule.
free lunches, paid more than minimum wage, and 401k plan
Merchandising/Inventory Control Manager (Former Employee) – Edison, NJ – March 23, 2017
you are busy from start to finish. receiving product, merchandising product, keeping area clean, constant inventory of stock. helping members with there purchase. scheduling freight for the next day. hardest part of the job was getting there a lot of traffic.
excellent pay, great benefits, fun place to work, pleanty of room for advancement
Major Sales (Former Employee) – Maple Grove, MN – March 21, 2017
Everyone knows the benefits here are great and they're not wrong. The other employees are generally super nice, hardworking, and fun (most of the time). Some management is cool but some of it just makes you feel suffocated. There's an endless list of rules and no two people will tell you the same thing. You get plenty of breaks but sometimes I felt as though a lot was expected of me but I was not treated as important as they made my job seem.
friendly environment, family-like, free membership, great benefits, decent pay
management, coworkers who drag your department down, schedule
Photo Center Technician (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – March 21, 2017
I loved working for Costco, hard work for sure but great benefits and it's easy to pick up. The company itself stands for great things and really takes care of their Employees first, and Members second.
Active workplace with plenty that needs to be done (DELI)
Deli Associate (Former Employee) – Vista, CA 92081 – March 20, 2017
Overall a pretty good place to work. Always had something to do, so it wasn't very boring, but it was also fairly demanding. You can expect to do plenty of cleaning as well as assembling various products that are put on display in the chilled food aisles. The hardest part of the job to deal with for me was definitely the constant cold temperature that was required to keep food fresh. Other than that though, the work environment was friendly and I was able to learn a lot about handling and preparing food.
Good food is available, discounts provided for part/full time employees, good pay
Cashier/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – March 20, 2017
Costco does an amazing job of treating their employees with respect. Offering the chance to learn different departments and advance. I would highly suggest Costco for anyone looking to be a part of the wholesale retail industry.