Costco Wholesale Employee Reviews

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extremely fast paced, stressful and not very rewarding
Bakery Clerk (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB24 May 2017
part time hours are anywhere from 25 hrs/week-40hrs/week.full time is 40 + hr/week. part time employees do not get benefits even working full time hours because the company doesn't want to promise the hours.
vacation hours can only be taken at certain times of the year.
extremely fast paced environment and very stressful.
from experience,management does not give much positive feedback. Always being pushed to do things you may or may not be comfortable doing.
Pros
good pay
Cons
long hours, no benefits, stressful
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raciest working environment
Program Support Clerk (Former Employee) –  London, ON23 May 2017
i quit because of racism treating, if you are visible minority costco is not good place fit you in. there is double standard for you and majority and there is not enough training too
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it is ok
Marketing Representative (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON19 May 2017
no issues in the workplace that I work at, the pay is alright.
learn the basic of handling and dealing with members on a daily basis. Sometimes there are a bit of politics going on but i try to stay out of it
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fun workplace
AM Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC18 May 2017
- work environment is very stress free
- input valued
- great benefits
- great management
- great pay
- flexible hours and lots of potential departments you could choose to work for
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Productive and rewarding
Front End Assistant (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON18 May 2017
Costco is a secure and rewarding company that offers great member service and experience and opportunity for advancement for its employees building character, integrity and a solid work ethic
Pros
Challenging, secure and rewarding
Cons
Hectic work environment
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Great place to work
Stock Person (Former Employee) –  St. Albert, AB16 May 2017
A typical day at Costco included getting your boots on and gathering any other equipment needed for that day. stocking any displays that needed it and facing any that did not, and lastly, clean up your section. The culture was relaxed, everyone worked hard but conversation while working was common. Management was great, they stepped in when needed and had good working relationships with their crew. The hardest part of the job was getting your muscles warmed up in the morning once that happened you are good to go for the rest of the day. The most enjoyable part was the conversations with my fellow employees.
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agreable employeur
Service clerk, groceries packer and merchandising (Current Employee) –  Boucherville, QC16 May 2017
Travailler chez Costco est agréable. L'équipe est sympathique et les gérants respectent les disponibilités des employés et adapte très bien les horaires pour les étudiants.
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Busy workplace with slow managers
FRONT END ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON16 May 2017
It is constantly busy and fast paced but the work is simple. The managers are rude and expect you to work as hard as humanly possible. Co-workers are good.
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Extremely busy environment
Cashier Assistant (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL16 May 2017
I met lots of people there and over all enjoyed my time at Costco. However the management were not too understanding when it came to scheduling shifts. They required you give them your availability status but then would schedule you to work when you said you weren't available.
Cons
Were not understanding about when I was not available to work because of school.
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Good Compensation
Stocker (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON11 May 2017
Great company to work for lots of opportunity. unable to continue to work while in school though but do have a program to come back to Costco during the summers
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Member Service Specialist
Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON11 May 2017
Good work load. Human Resources are very helpful. The only discount is free memberships. Sunday the wage is increased to an additional 4 dollars a hours.
Pros
Free membership
Cons
Less hours
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When the hours of operation are over, management completely changes during nightshift
Merchandising (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON11 May 2017
constantly micromanaged and under appreciated. Typical day is a nightshift consisting of stacking shelves and reorganizing or re-allocating palettes for the next day.
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Good
Corporate Sales Representative (Part-time) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 May 2017
Worked there as a student. Pay was average. Management was great. They were extremely helpful and I got a chance to meet some wonderful people there!!
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Great place to work!
Pharmacy Assistant (Current Employee) –  Kanata, ON5 May 2017
What everyone says about Costco is absolutely right. This is a great place to work and the management staff is amazing. Anyone would feel blessed to work there.
Pros
The staff
Cons
Nothing
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Productive and fun place to woek
Morning Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB4 May 2017
Great place to work. wonderful people to work with, great opportunities. Fast paced with plenty of opportunity to learn new skills. Many chances to try something or somewhere new.
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Great work environment
MERCHANDISING (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 May 2017
I have worked at Costco since I was 18 years old and they have treated me so well! They strive to make you want to stay with the company as a career and there is always room to make advances within job titles within the warehouse.
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Flexible and fun
Membership Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON3 May 2017
Great place to work, learned a lot about fast paced environments while ensuring excellent customer service. The hardest part of the job was the volume of members that would come in per day, but it was fairly easy to adapt to and it makes the days go by faster.
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Great place to work
Restaurant (Current Employee) –  Quebec City, QC3 May 2017
Costco is a great place to work to and people are really kind. Everyone respects each others. The bosses really care for their employees. I recommend this place to everyone who can handle stress well.
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Fast paced and fun workplace with free samples for customers
Bakery Assistant (Former Employee) –  North Lakes, QLD, Australia1 May 2017
A typical day at Costco involved many tasks with cakes! Icing and decorating cakes from start to finish. I learned different icing techniques, how to be efficient, and how I can build upon my customer service skills. The workplace atmosphere was awesome and welcoming! The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing customer's happy faces.
Pros
Great Salary, Excellent Management
Cons
Shortage of hours after New Year's Eve
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Great place to work, great benefits but managers suck!
Frond End Assistant (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON1 May 2017
Overall, Costco is a very good company to work for (the pay is great, benefits are even better) but most managers play favourites as many people are related at this warehouse. Also, not the best hours starting out as you'd have to stay until 11-11:30pm! Takes long to move up in the company as they go by seniority so anyone in the warehouse can apply to any job, even if they're not qualified.
Pros
Great pay, great benefits
Cons
Not the best hours, promoted by seniority
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