Costco Wholesale Employee Reviews

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decent place to work, long hours and great benifits
Hearing Centre Manager/Audiologist (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB31 May 2017
The work environment is generally good , however there are long work hours. The benefit package was exceptional. It does take along time to resolve issues involving other staff members. The management does try to relate with the employees but can seem to be "out of touch" with the hourly employees
Pros
great benifit package
Cons
long hours
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Costco Stocker
Stocker (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON31 May 2017
My shift was from 4am-9am.
It was a rough time.
However, the pay was good and Costco treated me well.
Even though I worked in the warehouse in the early morning, Costco always valued that and thanked its staffed with a treat after every shift.
Pros
Great company and work environment
Cons
Rough hours
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Awesome Coworkers, management left quite a bit to be desired
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON30 May 2017
Overall, my time with Costco Wholesale was largely pleasant. I was hired on at a brand new warehouse, however, and because of that there were quite a few kinks to iron out. The schedule would be posted late, sometimes up to three or four days past the required time, I would be asked to come in early to open at 8 am at 9pm the night previous, and I didn't hold the warehouse director in very high regard due to her short temper and rather cold demeanor, thus defeating the purpose of Costco's 'open door' policy.

If you think retail is right for you, Costco is the place to be. If you prefer to take your skills outside of the retail environment, don't bother with it.
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Fun place
Pharmacy Student (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BC29 May 2017
staff is amazing everyone is willing to teach at all times
busy always so theres always something to do
work is always divided
lots of standing in one place
variety of all jobs
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what was my work about.
Marchandiseur Soir (Former Employee) –  Boucherville, QC29 May 2017
My typical day at work was cleaning the products, making sure everything is in place and looking good and also making the changes that they asked on the floor. I learned a lot about customer service.
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Fun staff
Night Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB29 May 2017
A typical day at work included keeping the merchandise area clean, helping customers locate merchandise, loading items into vehicles, etc... It was very much a team oriented company which gave me the opportunity to exercise working as part of a team.
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co-workers feel like family
Cashier Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 May 2017
I loved working there, learned a lot about the runnings of a professional organization. It was a great company and there is room for growth and promotion.
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Fun workplace
Forklift Operator (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON25 May 2017
Good workplace good benefits and flexible scheduling management could be better overall a really good company to work for good home life and work life balance
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This is a fast paced workplace and requires knowledge on product
Forklift Driver and Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Saint John, NB25 May 2017
There is a lot of opportunity to grow your skills within the company, there are plenty of department to transfer to. The workplace is full of friendly and helping co-workers to help you with your experience.
Pros
Free membership
Cons
Early hours
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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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