Costco Wholesale Employee Reviews

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Competitive pay, great benefits,
Member Service (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTAugust 12, 2016
Costco is a company that does its best to make its employees happy. It does this with great starting pay, automatic raises after a certain amount of hours worked, great benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and paid holiday leave.
Pros
Benefits, pay, guaranteed hours
Cons
Virtually no training when hired, schedules are only posted in the warehouse and not available online, you will be switched between departments without say if the warehouse needs employees there.
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productive job, alot of politics
Forklift Driver/Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Tacoma, WAAugust 11, 2016
early morning start but learned how to put freight away with forklift and also how to merchandise and build focus displays. kinda like working in high school when it comes to employees work ethic. really not a hard part to the job. my most joy was clocking out to go home.
Pros
free lunch or breakfast occasionally
Cons
Short breaks
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Hands down one of the bect companies to work for
FRONT-END SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  Lone Tree, COAugust 11, 2016
They focus as much on their employees as they do their customers. Unbelievable benefits, including far above average starting pay and raises.
Fun and friendly people to work with/for, and plenty of opportunities and positions to move within the company.
Lots of standing and walking on concrete--get nice shoes!
Pros
Wages, benefits, work environment
Cons
A lot of standing and walking on concrete. Dealing with retail customers, even if they are some of the best at Costco
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Great Benefits. Spacious breakroom with recliner sofa. BBQs on occasions.
Cashier/Stocker (Current Employee) –  Hackensack, NJAugust 10, 2016
Fairly busy, mostly deliveries. Management is respectful, and friendly. Co-workers are like family. Difficult customers are always the hardest, but you'll always have that. The good overcomes the bad.
Pros
401k, Healthcare.
Cons
Advancements goes by seniority.
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a place to stay
Tire Technician/ Cashiers assistant (Current Employee) –  Greensboro, NCAugust 10, 2016
costco is a place for people that want to work retail for a long time. it provides a great environment with customer satisfaction as the number one goal.
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Productive and positive work plac
Sales Associate/Stocker (Current Employee) –  Dedham, MAAugust 9, 2016
I really enjoy Costco Wholesale as an employee. It's a very fun work environment. My co-workers make it feel like more of a family. I also love the company as a member. Great company. Great benefits.
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Fast paced and great learning experience
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Woodbridge, VAAugust 9, 2016
Each day is different. Can go in to work as a cashier and end up in different departments. Such as gas station, sales, food court, and stocker.
Pros
Advancement opportunities
Cons
Do own inventory every 6 months
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Great place to work
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) –  Lancaster, PAAugust 9, 2016
They treat their employees very well, pay is great and benefits are wonderful. The staff is great and they really care about you as a person.
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Productive, and great place to work
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Pharr, TXAugust 9, 2016
Great place to work! The work can be a little exhausting but the rewards are generous. They took great care of me. Great benefits and great pay as well.
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seasonal
Membership Counselor (Former Employee) –  Laguna Niguel, CAAugust 7, 2016
seasonal, didn't last long and the team members are lazy.
Everyone is protected by union, so the hard workers get burnt out by the inability to fire or replace the weaker links
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excellent company
Stocker (Current Employee) –  Richmond, CAAugust 5, 2016
great hours, nice environment, Not a slave like company, They take care of their employee's, Great benefits, alot of raises.
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great
Licensed Optician (Former Employee) –  Marina del Rey, CAAugust 5, 2016
Very busy optical Department. Work day flies by because its so busy. You learn a lot because of the volume the department produces.
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Awesome place
Enterprise Architect (Current Employee) –  WAAugust 4, 2016
Good work culture
Awesome coworkers
Nice atmosphere
High technology workplace
Lot of scope for personal development and cameraderie
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day to day
Receiving Manager (Former Employee) –  Bloomingdale, ILAugust 3, 2016
A typical day would state at 4am and last to 230pm. In that day we would receive about 15 truck that would have to be unload, count, entered into inventory and place in storage till needed. I would also over see return authoriztions for items that are damaged to be returned to the vender.
Pros
Good Company
Cons
want to spend more time with my kids.
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best place to work
Certified Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) –  Yonkers, NYAugust 3, 2016
Best place i have ever worked. The job culture was enjoyable and very minimal stress is placed on employees
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Productive, fun and energized
Front End Lead (Former Employee) –  Clackamas, ORAugust 3, 2016
Costco is a FANTASTIC company to work for, everything from the employees, pay, benefits and all around atmosphere at Costco. Easy to move up within the company and easy to move departments.
Pros
people, pay and benefits
Cons
nothing.
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fast paced family enviroment
major sales (Current Employee) –  Montgomery, ALAugust 3, 2016
great place to work and great people. this job is great for kids coming out of high school or college
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High volume of customers
Optical Assistant (Current Employee) –  Folsom, CAAugust 2, 2016
My experience with working at Costco Wholesale has been a customer service whirlwind. The customer volume that Costco intakes on a daily basis is far greater than any other retailer I've worked. You learn a lot with how to deal with customers and how to handle a lot of different scenarios that play out.
Pros
decent benefits and fresh fruit fridays
Cons
lunches are not long enough, vertical movement is limited
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Packaging Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 1, 2016
While working for Costco it was a good experience. With an exception when they decide to removed the OT and everyone to leave on time. This has prevented us not to cook Rotisserie chicken after a certain time cause it takes a while to clean the ovens and not able to complete our cleaning on time.
Pros
Team members
Cons
Management
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Lots of hard work with lots of rewards.
Deli Associate (Former Employee) –  Roseburg, ORAugust 1, 2016
They pay well and expect the best, benefits are great. I tried a little of everything there and had fun. I had down times but mostly that was due to my own mistakes and not getting along with some people. Lots of management and most of them were great. I just got tired physically.
Pros
Wages, benefits, company picnics, parties.
Cons
Lots of night work to start, hard work all the time.
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