Cashier (Former Employee), Woodbridge, VA – March 10, 2014
Pros: i was paid well and recieved plenty of hours.
Cons: at times it could be very physically strenuious.
At this job I was cashier, but I was also responsible for stocking shelves, packing boxes for guests and keeping the store clean. At one point, I even took an over night position, prepping, baking, and labeling pies for the store.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MB – January 20, 2014
Pros: management accommodating work hours for working parents
Cons: insufficient training and lack of managerial support/assistance regarding work related injuries.
I worked as a stocker in an area where I had no business being placed in as I was not big enough to lift or carry items that needed restocking. I found the training to be seriously lacking and management was not overly helpful when dealing with a work related injury. Co-workers were largely unfriendly and in some cases very rude during the 4:45am-9:45am – more... shift. That being said, the hours were plentiful and management was most helpful in accommodating working parents. Pay was slightly better than other companies with similar job positions. – less
Front End Assistant (Current Employee), Ottawa, ON – January 20, 2014
Pros: fast-pace, time passes quickly.
Cons: stressful, lunch time passes to quickly.
A typical day at work is fairly easy but stressful. You have to learn to how to multi-task when dealing with members and each transactions. The co-workers there are friendly and makes the day goes by easier. They try to reveal some of the stress away from the workplace. The hardest part of the job is to deal with angry/grumpy members. The most enjoyable – more... part of the job is making the members come out with a smile. – less
Morning merchandiser (Current Employee), Airdrie ab – January 16, 2014
A typical day at work would be going into a section of the store and stocking the shelves with food or other merchandise. I stay in that one area, with other people including managers and fork lift drivers. It can be stressful because sometimes there is a lot to do in a small time frame and only a couple of people for the amount of work you have to – more... do but we manage to finish on time-all the time. At the end of the shift we clean up and open the store. – less
Truck Driver/Bus Operator (Current Employee), Langley, BC – January 6, 2014
Cons: no bonuses
Worked in a pro-warehouse environment,good pay,good references.Worked with many different cultures and ages under pressure.forklift and EPJ licence was obtained.Loved working with the management team and all the workers.
Merchandising (Current Employee), Richmond Hill, ON – November 19, 2013
Pros: good pay rate, barbecue/picnic events
Cons: late closing hours
They value education that they comply with the schedule of the student part-time workers. They give cross training time to time for employees to be able to experience and learn in different departments. The managers are nice and approachable. Everybody gets along and very friendly with each other.
Merchandiser/Stocker (Former Employee), Edmonton, Alberta – November 17, 2013
Pros: extra 4.00 an hour on sundays
Cons: terrible shift
Costco was a good company to work for. When I was hired I took on the shift that ran anywhere between 4:15 and 12:00pm. It was difficult for me to get there at those times since busses were not running. I approached my manager and she was not very helpful. The hardest part about the job was the hours. Best part was all the great people.
Customer Service (Former Employee), Coquitlam, BC – November 12, 2013
Pros: got to talk to alot of different people.
Cons: only part time, needed to find full time work.
Was responsible for the jewelry counter. Showing jewelry to customers, greeting customers as they come in the store. This job was only a stepping stone and needed to have an income. It is a great place to work but not for someone that enjoys working in an office.
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee), Sudbury, ON – November 7, 2013
Costco is a extremely fast-paced and friendly environment. I gained a great deal of experience on the inner-workings of a pharmacy. I got to see first hand exactly what a pharmacist and the technicians do on a day-to-day basis. I loved the people I work with, they were friendly, patient, and always open to my questions. The hardest part of the job was – more... adjusting to the pace but I adapted quickly and the shifts flew by! I would recommend employment at Costco to any students currently perusing their secondary studies. Costco is very flexible with scheduling and encourages academics. Overall a fantastic experience! – less
Food Service Assistant (Current Employee), Nepean, ON – October 22, 2013
Pros: great people, routine, positive environment, flexible
Cons: some late nights required, some early mornings required
Costco Wholesale is an amazing company, there's room to grow regardless of what position is initially given. The staff and managers are approachable and are helpful even in the tightest situations. Any work done within the warehouse is meant to be done as a team and not a solo operation. The warehouse also provides variety in daily tasks and routine, – more... because it's customer based the same "stock and buy" routine is there but the amount of people that are dealt with on a daily basis changes so much, that the job feels different every time. Even though Costco is a "Big Box" retailer, it has so much more to offer, the employees are happy to be there and it loses any stereotypes given to it once you understand the company a bit more. – less
FRONT END SUPERVISOR (Current Employee), Heritage COSTCO – October 15, 2013
Pros: fun group of people to work with
Cons: hours and constantly changing schedules
I have learned how to motivated teams of employees and how to provide customer satisfaction to members. Our management team is proactive and fun to work with. COSTCO promotes from within. Hardest part of the job are balance core values with vendor expectations. Most enjoyable part of the job is interacting, training and encouraging the front end assistants.
Toughest – more... part of workplace are the weekends and changing hours. – less