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good hours and benefits. not so caring management.
Front end assistant (Current Employee), Okotoks, ABMarch 11, 2014
Pros: good benefits, good wages
Cons: small vacation allowance, rude management
their trainging is good, starting wage is higher then most places and even on part time im getting a lot of hours.they promote from within mostly so getting higher up in the company is easy. they do not give out enough vacation time though and most of the management at the one i work at does not care about whats going on in your personal life. i actually – more... had an incident at work where i was unable to work for a while aand got written up while dealing with it. the manager was very insensitive and rude to me. – less
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Consistent work environment
customer service and other tasks (Current Employee), Montreal-ouest, QCMarch 2, 2014
Pros: flexibility, variation of tasks
Cons: they offer no references, seniority is not valued, location
The average day at work at Costco Wholesale demands patience and keen attention to detail. I have gotten the change to refine my communication skills as well as exercise my patience. The management team at Costco are strict yet understanding.My coworkers are mainly students. Costco's demands are not exigent, there is no circumstance presented within – more... the work criteria at Costco wholesale that I would argue to be hard or challenging. The most enjoyable part of the job is the determination the staff has to maintain and reach new goals. The flexibility at Costco is also very enjoyable. – less
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Great starter job
Merchandiser (Current Employee), VaughanMarch 1, 2014
Pros: finish early
Cons: low pay, management, not a lot of help, very physically demanding, almost no job advancement
Work 4AM, extremely non-stop heavy lifting entire shift. Not a lot of help.
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fast passed job
A-scale Cashier, Tire Specialist, Member Service (Current Employee), Ottawa, ONMarch 1, 2014
Pros: free membership
Cons: no discounts fro employee
fun place to work with alot of people to gain experience and talent from, while working on your own self
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Not a place to work if you need to make a bit of money
Food Demonstrator (Former Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 26, 2014
Pros: nice co workers
Cons: one break, little money, no benefits, annoying customers
Ok being a food/product demonstrator sucked!!!
Very borin, standing for long hours, we worked 8 hour day but only got one half hour break that's it.
Most of the times customers were very rude and didn't understand we were just giving out samples and providing info on products but were not experts on the products. We were just given a product that day – more... we were working then we read what is one the box or wrapper pick 3 benefits than set up and give samples.
Co workers were great, some had bad tempers but overall were nice people. There are mostly older ladies working there.
Now this isn't a place to work if you need money to save because the new people only get 1 or 2, sometimes 3 days out of the week to work. Not many days so not much money. – less
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It's a job, not a career- overall an all-around job
Morning Stocker (Current Employee), Edmonton, AlbertaFebruary 21, 2014
Pros: pretty good pay, flexible with school
Cons: disorganized management, coworkers are lazy, breaks, no weekends off, hard to move up
I'm a morning Stocker, so basically I go in and stock whatever needs to get stocked at work. Being there for 1 year and 8 months has been interesting. Its nice that they care about their employees and pay you well and stuff, but I'm 21 and tend to work harder than a lot of people who have been there for years and are lazy by over-relying on you, and – more... I'm one of few people there going to school. Management is alright, but could use some work. It took them 2 months to replace someone from our department which just means more work especially since its physically demanding. Plus you basically have to give your life to them if you want to move up. For me, they never give you weekends off unless you book it off, which i understand is their policy but at the same time doesn't seem just if they can't "hire" people at times.

hardest part of the job is some of the people you work with but its a job, I don't go there to make friends, I just do what needs to get done. The most enjoyable part is some people there make you feel at home which is nice, and satisfaction to the work you do. – less
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Not what I signed up for
Meat Wrapper (Former Employee), Calgary, ABFebruary 13, 2014
- arrive at 5am then set up station. Rewrap meat from the day before and refill counters before opening. Feed the machine until 1pm.
-I learned there are jobs in this world that no one wants but need to be done
-management was not good. I showed up the first day for training along with 2 others but no one knew there was a training session. I was told – more... I was being hired for a part time position by my manager but worked 40hr/week.
- the hardest part was the repetitiveness of lifting trays of meat in and out of the machine. It was both monotonous and physically exhausting.
- the most enjoyable bart of the job was rushing to fill the counters before opening then feeling a sense of accomplishment once it was done. – less
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Productive, Fast Pace Enviroment
Food Service Assistant (Former Employee), Calgary, AlbertaFebruary 13, 2014
Pros: free membership, automatic 25 cent raise after three months plus benefits
Cons: long hours, need to be flexible, be able to work early mornings and late nights
Duties- Prepare food items to sell to costco members such as pizza, hotdogs, poutine, chicken strips and fries etc. i learned how to work in a fast pace, high stress work enviroment. i also gained customer service experiance as well as thinking on my feet. This job is not for everyone. you must be 18yrs or older to work in any of the food departments – more... and have food safety certificate. – less
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Costso is a Awesome place
Front End/Lot Assistant (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONJanuary 31, 2014
Pros: steady raises and benefits and oppurtunities for advancement
Cons: can be a challenge to get past the seasonal months.
Costco is an amazing place to get involved with as a employee. The management and staff are normally friendly and is a very secure job as long as you work and take pride in your job.
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Great co-workers, terrible management.
Cashier (Former Employee), Markham, ONJanuary 28, 2014
Pros: the pay is higher than minimum wages
Cons: management
Typical Day: They had me perform different duties everyday from cashier, re-stock and front/exit doors. They always made sure you were busy.

What I Learned: I learned how to handle multiple tasks as they were given to me. This allowed me to be able to prioritize duties in the order that I found most productive.

Management: Too many people in power – more... at Costco. This made the job harder than anticipated because there would be too many people telling me to do so many different things that overlapped each other. This would make me get into trouble because they never classified which manager was higher than the other which means, apparently, I had to do things for one person over another. This would lead to disagreements.

Co-Workers: They were nice for the most part. Very tolerable. I am not one to cause problems with co-workers because I try to make the workplace as tolerable as possible, without problems. After working at Costco I have remained friends with most of my co-workers.

Hardest Part: Listening to all the managers telling me to do very different things all at the same time, then getting in trouble for it.

Enjoyable Part: Going into work every day to see my co-workers/friends. – less
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Nice company
Sales Assistant Specializing in Electronics (Current Employee), Calgary, ABJanuary 25, 2014
Pros: work
Cons: work
Costo is a family business good for seasonal job specially in the winters.
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Decent available hours - insufficient training
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBJanuary 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
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Fun but stressful workplace.
Front End Assistant (Current Employee), Ottawa, ONJanuary 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
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Fun, hard work, easy to understand.
Morning merchandiser (Current Employee), Airdrie abJanuary 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
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Amazing workplace for students
Front End Assistant (Current Employee), Ottawa, ONJanuary 14, 2014
Pros: free membership
Cons: physical aspect
Awesome company to work for. Great opportunities and awesome people to work with.
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great first job
Truck Driver/Bus Operator (Current Employee), Langley, BCJanuary 6, 2014
Pros: stability
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.
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Productive work place,
Customer Service (Current Employee), Pointe-Claire, QCJanuary 6, 2014
Pros: good salary, amazing co-workers
Cons: long hours, late night shifts, pressure, stress
Learned a lot! Highly effective co workers, Good Salary, Long hours, Fun place, Remarkable people, Too many late shifts.
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Fun workplace envrionment
Stocker (Current Employee), Greater Sudbury, ONDecember 26, 2013
Everybody is friendly, helpful and fun to work with. The casual dress attire makes it comfortable to work as well.
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Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Calgary, ABDecember 19, 2013
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Great workplace.
Merchandising (Current Employee), Richmond Hill, ONNovember 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.

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Costco Wholesale Corporation operates an international chain of membership warehouses, under the "Costco Wholesale" – Read more

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