Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 25 April 2017
I enjoyed working in the Costco environment because customers are usually very polite, as the employees are. Some of the management team can make the workday quite stressful, but overall it is a good place to work.
Great employees, usually 8 hour shifts
Hard to get full-time, some managers are quit rude
Tire Technician/Night Merchandise (Former Employee) – Nepean, ON – 25 April 2017
Costco is a very work friendly environment, with many diverse staff members. Work was great until the hours got cut dramatically, and left many short of working hours. I felt like the work ethic of a few other employees were lacking in the department(s) and not much was done in that sense because management was so busy they couldn't be watching over the employees. I feel like I was not appreciated once the season was over, although I did switch departments to help out and picked up hours when employees didn't show up.
Breaks were high priority, friendly people, many job positions
Lead manager/Customer Service sales (Current Employee) – Pointe-Claire, QC – 24 April 2017
Costco is quite the popular warehouse for merchandise and can get very crowded most times. It's requires constant focus to stay ahead of tasks and production is always being made to avoid any complaints.
Merchandising, member relations, till assist (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 24 April 2017
I enjoy working at Costco. I work with a great crew and managers treat me with respect. Each store/ department is different but my experience has been a good one. I'd recommend working here especially if you have a positive attitude, there will be a lot of opportunity for advancement.
Great crew, expectations are clear, job security, paid benefits
Night Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 17 April 2017
Working Working at Costco was phenomenal. When I worked there the minimum wage was only $10/h but they started me at $12.75/h After 3 months you get full health benefits as well. The management is great and you get to work with great people.
Everything was perfect except the supervisors: they keep annoying you by telling you things you have to do throughout the day, even if ou did it without them seeing you do it.
For example, you need to speak to clients about promotions, which i did, but every single time that I already talked about it or am about to talk about it, they show up and tell me I have to speak about promotions.
Member Service Agent (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 16 April 2017
Worked in call centre. Avoid this employer if possible. You are micromanaged to an extent I never dreamed. Every keystroke, word, movement, scrutinized and recorded. It's really a dystopian, hellish existence. Also, the company is presented as a wonderful place that values its employees in recruitment but in practice it's just the opposite.
it's work and it pays *slightly* higher than similar other retail
orginized, fun, great work enviorment, with great people.
Various Positions (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 11 April 2017
Costco is a great work place with lots of room too move up if you are a good worker. also gets you involved in the company, with meeting to know how the store and sales are doing, as well as extra curricular activities to get you involved with the people you work with and the people in your community. also has good wages and good benefits.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 April 2017
It was an amazing job as a student because there were pay increases each summer and flexible hours for students. I also was able to keep my job each summer even though I left for school during the school year.
Deli assistant (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 10 April 2017
When you came on shift you checked with the supervisor to see if there were any immediate items to be made if not you proceeded to read the board and make anything needed. The hardest part of the job was working in the cold and standing on cement. The best part of the job was the staff we all had fun. I learned a lot about watching the shelves and learning to make decisions that would be approved by management without having to contact anyone. I learned how to be diverse, one minute you were making pizzas the next you had to jump to another table and make ceasar salads because you just ran out or had to run take chickens out of the oven because there were too many for one person and there was a line up. It was great fast paced time went by quickly.
Programs and Front End Assistant (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 6 April 2017
Since being employed with Costco, I have been trained and have experience as a packer, cashier, memberships, as well as programs. I respect the management in the company as they listen to all the employee's concerns and resolve any situation in a timely and satisfactory manner. The culture is very friendly, fast paced and extremely busy. I feel the hardest part of the job is the heavy lifting of items that are over 5-10 pounds. I enjoy dealing with my coworkers and especially enjoy speaking with members on a daily basis. I have developed many friendships of my coworkers as well as members since beginning at Costco.