Costco Wholesale

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busy busy busy!!
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Burlington, ONFebruary 10, 2016
Costco was a great place to work, always work to be done never a dull moment. there are plenty departments to work up to if qualified. people are friendly.
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fun place to work
Supervisor/Manager (Former Employee), St. Catharines, ONFebruary 6, 2016
good place to work left to try and start my own company with a friend , and it is not all what it seems to be, costco is a great place to work
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Like a factory job
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Peterborough, ONFebruary 4, 2016
Pros: Free membership
Cons: everything
Costco Peterborough is an overall decent workplace but it does have a lot of cons about it, management is not effective or reliable or even trustworthy, there is a lot of "drama" in Costco Peterborough, things there were not done to spec as they should have been and there seems to have been a lot of shortcuts made to make the job easier which was also not ok, even in full time positions you are not guaranteed a consistent schedule or will never know what is going to happen, they do not work with your "life" schedule and only want you to really show up and work and could care less about your life and how the hours could or are affecting you as a human being on your physically and emotional level!
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Energetic, fun
Sales Associate, Majors and Hardlines (Current Employee), Abbotsford, BCFebruary 3, 2016
starts with stocking, learnt how to do sales, managment was very supportive,co workers were helpful. Hardest part of the job was dealing with rude customers but Costco taught me how to handle it, most enjoyable part of the job is to help members with their technical questions
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Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee), Burlington, ONFebruary 3, 2016
Costco offers great people to work with there are also different positions always available too. Fast pace and lots of fun. Very pleasant members on a daily basis.
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Costco treats employees well
Cashier (Former Employee), MarkhamFebruary 2, 2016
Great work environment. Costco provides great benefits for part timers as well as accommodates for student employees. Management frequently changes so expect a lot of inconsistency.
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Productive and excellent workplace
Front End Assistant (Former Employee), Regina, SKJanuary 28, 2016
Costco's typical day at work consisted of me helping customers with their grocery and also carrying loads of grocery. The management was very kind and my co-workers were very welcoming.
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Enjoyable workplace, good people.
Merchandising (Former Employee), Woodbridge, ONJanuary 27, 2016
Pros: Good staff parties and bbqs
Cons: Very very busy
If I ever needed a helping hand with a customer carry out or question there was always someone there to help. Very hard working people and excellent discounts.
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Productive & fun loving work place
Stocker (Current Employee), Calgary, ABJanuary 27, 2016
Work load was perfectly balanaced among team mates and for fun we used to enjoy by watching Tv
Management & co-workers were quite helpful in resolving our problems and they always present for you when you need them.
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Great place to work
Cashier, Packer (Former Employee), Saint John, NBJanuary 27, 2016
Pros: Great hours, great pay, close to home
It is a great place to work, I would recommend anyone to work there.
I enjoyed all of the jobs they got me to do. I liked the hours, my co-workers, my pay, my managers. I was sad I was only a seasonal worker. I hope to get rehired in the spring.
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Productive and Enjoyable workplace
Meat Assistant (Former Employee), Richmond, BCJanuary 27, 2016
Working at Costco as a seasonal employee, I wished I could've fully stayed on as a part/full-time associate. The people I work with are generally all nice people, really easy to talk to, and make the workday a little better. Typically, I would start by organizing and condensing the meat counters, and running to the coolers to see what I can bring out to the main floor. And then asking if there's anything needed to be completed afterwards. I learned how to package meat, work with the machines, learning to label the different kinds of product, and basic sanitation skills. The management in my department are nothing short of amazing. They always gave me something to do, knew how to keep me busy, and overall they're nice people who are easy to come to if I ever needed help. To me, every thing is hard before it gets easy. I guess that the hardest thing was making new adjustments to different situations.
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busy all the time
Maintenance Assistant (Former Employee), RockyviewJanuary 23, 2016
Pros: days flew by as I was always busy
Cons: inconsistant hours
typical day of work was ensuring that the washrooms were kept clean as well as the floors thru out the store. Garbage's emptied displays dusted, liquor store and parking lot was kept up as well.
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busy fun environment
Cashier Assistant (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONJanuary 22, 2016
Pros: positive work enviroment
Cons: low starting pay, difficult to get on permanent position
it was only a seasonal position and no one was kept on for a permanent position due to budget issues for that warehouse. those I worked with were very nice and environment was busy but positive
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cute family bussiness
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Vaughan, ONJanuary 19, 2016
very cute farm & nursery, family owned. its a local plant shop as well where prices are always negotiable. best summer job ever.
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Co workers make the job
Payroll Administrator/ Receptionist (Former Employee), London, ONJanuary 19, 2016
I dealt with people on a day to day basis, my co workers made the job worth going to everyday.

You dealt with general public everyday which made the job more difficult then need be some days.

Overall it was a good position and company
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Excellent
Assistant to meat cutter (Former Employee), Windsor, ONJanuary 18, 2016
Pros: Big Break room. Vending machines. Everyone's so nice.
Cons: There are none. This is a really good job in every aspect.
If i wasn't seasonal then I would be full time but it was the best job i could have ever worked. Even the part time employees get some benefits. Every staff member is extremely nice. Even the Supervisors are extremely pleasant to work for.
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Costco was a great company to learn several aspects about how a business should operate efficiently
supervisor (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONJanuary 18, 2016
Pros: Atmosphere, benefits
Costco 's culture is very obvious to those who work there and also the consumers who visit the store. It enables a positive atmosphere and the connections shared with various employees encourages teamwork. They were very demanding in what they needed to be done but always made you feel like you are a part of the Costco family, and you always felts as if your work was essential to the success of the company.
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Fun Workplace
Cashier Assistant (Current Employee), Brampton, ONJanuary 13, 2016
Pros: Premium on Sundays
It's a fast pace environment where we value our members. Workers are like family.After close is fun putting items away and being able to work with others.
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Great Experience
Pharmacy Assistant (Current Employee), Mississauga, ONJanuary 13, 2016
Pros: Benefits
Cons: atypical hours
Costco helped me to grow both as a professional as well as an individual. Working at Costco during my undergraduate career helped grow a variety of skills and helped me gain knowledge which allowed me to further succeed in school. Costco was very accepting of me as a student and allowed me to take time off when I needed to study for mid-terms as well as final exams.
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Great place for personal growth
Seasonal Packer (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONJanuary 12, 2016
Pros: membership card
Cons: hard to get in
very supportive environment for new employees
flexible shifts
nice atmosphere to work in
very professional staff
clear instructions from the leaders/ supervisors
Claimed Profile
Headquarters
Issaquah, Washington, U.S.
Revenue
more than $10bn (CAD)
Employees
10,000+
Industry
Links
Costco Wholesale website