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Great place to work. Costco has good benefits in term of pay and their insurance is the best . Only pay $3 copay for most of prescriptions,$20 for doctor visit even for urgent care and only $150 for emergency with low deductible
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Great hours

Costco is a great company to work for. They over first shift only. Hours are Monday through Friday and weekends are as needed OT. They also have great benefits.
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Nice coworkers, good benefits, labor intensive

Your experience will depend on leadership support. Getting to interact with coworkers makes the job fun. The pay is hard to beat as well as the benefits. Expect to be on your feet at all times and sweat. Management needs improvement.
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Overall good atmosphere, good pay

Good pay and benefits with room for growth. A bit too customer-centered for my taste, I wish that management stood up for employees a bit more. Fun atmosphere and paid breaks, overall decent place to work
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Not a fun place to work. Only work there if you don’t have another job.

What is the best part of working at the company?Trash, bad environment , poor management, lazy employees, too much stressWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Too much non sense rules. Lot of micro management What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Bad work environment, toxic. Customers are bunch of trash.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Too much work, lot of work asking but not enough help
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Busy job

Costco clerk role offers dynamic work, customer interaction, and team collaboration. Fast-paced environment with opportunities for growth. Recommended.
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Fun work and great benefits

Loved the hard work and the great benefits offered at Costco! Work hard and take the shifts you can and you will be rewarded. Could sometimes drag. I wouldn’t do the job longer than 2 years.
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Great place to work. Very fair!

Costco is a fun environment. Great management. Family like atmosphere. Upward mobility into management is available for all employees. AGM positions are attainable within 5 years for great employees.
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Productive and friendly environment

Everyone was friendly and a non toxic work environment is always nice. Supervisors and managers would leave you alone as long as you did your job properly.
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The overall experience is you get to try samples of various products

What is the best part of working at the company?Fun enjoyed saling product that bst part is you gt to meet lots of people and interact What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Not stressful fun place to workWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?The environment is clean and safe What is a typical day like for you at the company?Busy andfun interacting and saling product
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Great company to work for if you take care of them they will take care of you

What is the best part of working at the company?Excellent pay and benefits safe work atmosphere. Opportunity to grow in different departments, flexible hours, paid training, paid sick, holiday,and vacation pay.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?It's a high pace demand of preparing the store for morning openings. Helping members find what they need and keeping the register lines from overcrowding.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Teamwork and safety is number one and open door policies for any issues What is a typical day like for you at the company?Clock in work hard stay busy follow the rules and communication with your manager
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If you can work on your own you can do this job easy.

What is the best part of working at the company?The benefits the staff and also the different people you meet next month will be my 25 year with the company.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The pressure the management put you through when there is going to be a visitWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?I love it I wouldn't charge a thingWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?I start my day stocking out my area which I spend four and a half hours doing before the store opens. Before I am done make sure all new items that come in are out check my signs before lunch. After lunch I can be found on self checkout helping members
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Happy workplace

Have been treated with the most sincere respect and the work benefits are amazingly good.Only con is you can't guarantee a spot where you want right away.
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This warehouse treats employees horribly specially managers and members as well

You are being watched all day long it is the worst place I have ever worked at. You are never appreciated but if you are not on your best behavior they talk to you like you are a child. I understand most of these managers have no education at all but do yourself a favor and do not support this place of business.


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Fun work place productive

great day at work. No hassle. Fun times with the crew. Stocking those shelves takes me back to the simple times. Nothing but a case of tomato sauce, a ladder, and 5-6 steps of hardwork.
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Good environment for retail people

Pay is good, expectations are very high as the member always comes first at Costco. Requires you to be on your A Game at all times - great insurance + benefits great for anyone looking for easy & sustainable work since they do NOT lay people off.
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Mostly good if you are a good worker

Pay and benefits are excellent. The work usually isn’t too difficult. The hardest part of the job is dealing with so many people, sometimes hundreds of people every day including coworkers.Overall management is decent but there’s tons of room for improvement. The general manager is very good at his job and approachable. However with other managers, favoritism is common. By this I mean that if you have family or some other connection that got you the job there, you will be treated better and may get preferential tasks. If not then good luck. You will have to work extremely hard to prove your worth and even then, policies can be unfairly applied. Dress code and following procedures don’t count for certain employees on certain days but others will be corrected every time for minor infractions.If you can deal with this then the job isn’t bad. With so many coworkers if you don’t get along with some then you can talk to the people you do like! The experience has been overall fun and there’s plenty of room for growth if you put in the time and effort. This isn’t a job you want if you like to slack off or call off often. But if you’re a good worker then it’s a great fit.


Great pay, benefits, fun coworkers and job


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Busy, good days off

My schedule is pretty regular and we keep busy, so the time goes by fast. If you plan on working here, get good shoes and possibly orthotics. Overall a decent place to work.
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Good pay and benefits

Working here was definitely an experience that has opened my eyes compared to other businesses to see how much the company cares about making sure quality is passed along and maintained to all of the members.
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Fast pace and good pay

The work schedule is annoying at first but it gets better as you have a higher seniority. A lot of high school drama with coworkers and it can be different if it’s unionized
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Food court

Worked in food court. It was fun and pay was pretty good. Parking sucks but everything else was good. Most managers were cool. Of course you won't get a long with everyone you work with but most were good.
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Based on 16,013 reviews

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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.3 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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