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Great Work Environment
Seasonal Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Langley, BC7 September 2017
Working at Costco was a great experience, the management is wonderful and the employees are very welcoming and friendly. It is mostly easy work with very few challenges.
Pros
coworkers are extremely easy to get along with
Cons
hard on the feet, requires a lot of standing
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Gave me my first summer job in 1998
Seasonal Front End Clerk (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON7 September 2017
Costco was a great place to work as a student during the summers. Fast-paced environment with lots of exercise running around the warehouse getting/returning product, helping the cashiers, packing merchandise at the till.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Constant noise and harsh warehouse lighting.
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Challenging and rewarding place to wrok
Baker (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON7 September 2017
Enjoy what I do in the early morning baking, and excellent company to work for.
The hardest part of the job is the physical demands on my body, specifically shoulders and back.
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Good Job.
Stock and Cashier (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 September 2017
Enjoyed interacting with the people and stocking while helping people find what they are looking for.
Very strenuous job and on feet all day. But overall learned a lot and was good pay.
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Good Seasonal Position
Cashier/Packer (Former Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC4 September 2017
I worked at costco for the 2017 summer seasonal position. It was a good place to work for the summer as a student because of the good pay ($13 an hour and $17 on Sundays), but going back to school i would never be able to handle it. They give long hours even to seasonal employees who are expected to get the least amount, and it is so hard trying to get days off. I had to miss out on family weddings and trips because my time off wasn't approved.
Pros
good pay, friendly employees
Cons
long hours, hard to get time off, favouritism from management
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Work asked too much
Concessions (Former Employee) –  Langford, BC1 September 2017
The job grew exceedingly difficult to complete, management kept adding more and more responsibilities until it wasn't possible for one person to complete their tasks.
Pros
Hot dogs are cheap, good benefits and life insurance.
Cons
Very sporadic hours
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Very good
Parking Lot Attendant (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB29 August 2017
Awesome place to work, great people, benefits, excellent pay, awesome and nice managers who will do their best to help your career advance and for you to have a good time working there
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The best retail job you can achieve
Front End Assistant, Night Merchandiser, Cashier (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON29 August 2017
over the four years, i've worked for Costco, they've supported me through college. providing flexible hours and support and without that, I would still be working on that diploma. The management team is enthusiastic and caring. they really show that they value their employee's health and well-being and promote these values within the company. when potential or interest is shown in advancement, support and advocacy are offered. it was a pleasure working for Costco, its just time to move forward.
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dun and productive workplace
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) –  Port Coquitlam, BC29 August 2017
I really enjoyed working for Costco, the staff and managers were good. The hours were ok, but sometimes scheduling was a bit off. Hard to work 5hour shifts , 5 days a week especially with 3 young children at home .
. But overall the pay and benefits are great and friendly staff .
Pros
Great wages and benefits
Cons
Bad hours and scheduling
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Fast Speed and fun to work with
Food Court Cashier (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON28 August 2017
This company is very good to work with. Your have a chance to grow and increase your pay if you work enough hours to raise. The important thing, they have benefit for both part - time and full -time employees.
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My view on Costco
Member Service Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 August 2017
Repetitive work!
Focus is on giving best member service.
Very social place to work.
Cross training in other departments gives you experience and opportunity to explore other areas to work in warehouse.
Pros
stable company, free food occassionally, high school environment
Cons
slow upward movement, repetitive work.
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Decent, but Insecure Labour
Stocker (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON25 August 2017
Decent job, however after the probationary period management decided to lay off all the seasonal employees to cut costs, and without prior notice. Otherwise the managers and other employees were very helpful with training, and never made any unreasonable demands out of the seasonal (new part-time) workers.
Pros
Cheap lunches, good pay, fun work environment, free membership
Cons
Long hours, insecure employment, membership valid through employment only
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Overall Great
Various Positions (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB25 August 2017
great place to work, you meet lots of people during your shifts, management is also great, depending on some situations the job is very very stressful and require extra work on your part to keep the company up to par, includes cross training in many different areas but this isn't always the best for you, its the best for the company.
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Very decent
Stocker/Forklift operator (Current Employee) –  Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC23 August 2017
If they see that you are a hard worker, they are going to do what they can to keep you. You are not treated as a number and the job benefits are quite decent for a company that is not unionised.
Pros
Easy to apply to different positions
Cons
seniority is prioritised over skill and hard work
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excellent store
Representative cashier (Former Employee) –  91 st edmonton23 August 2017
i was having a very good expeience working in costco as a cashier for 2 yrs ... people i work with was all good person to help . costco is a very good company to work ..
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Great place to work, everybody helps each other and management gets there hands dirty and rolls up there sleeves to help as well
Merchandising/Stock Person (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 August 2017
Start of shift, might have to help pack grocery items, if not you check the list to find out what section your working in. Management is excellent and also helps where it's needed. Enjoyable part is when you have completed your section and the people you work with. Everybody is in it to get the job done!!!
Pros
Good benefits, profit sharing, fair wages, paid more per hour on Sundays, 2 paid weeks hoilday for P/T after 1 year, closed 9 days per year and your paid for those days, 8 paid sick days per year.
Cons
Inventory 2 times per year, somtimes short staffed, trying to remember where everything because product is move around
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easy to move up and great benefits
Pharmacy Assistant / Cashier (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON18 August 2017
a typical day at work means dealing with a lot of customers. it is a busy and fast paced environment with a lot of opportunity to move up if you work hard enough
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Decent starting job
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC16 August 2017
- While store hours are open, it can be quite boring with repetitive cleaning tasks. After closing hours stocking picks up and is done all at once since not much can be done during open hours.
- Overall culture is decent with the usual approachable individuals and non-approachable.
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Poor environment
Members Services Assistant (Current Employee) –  Sherwood Park, AB16 August 2017
Poor wages and hours. Slim chance for advancement. Customer can be a challenge as no one enjoys having their purchases reviewed as they leave the store.
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Good Place to be employeed
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Windsor, ON16 August 2017
Good place to work, flexible with home life, positive feedbacks and regular reviews
Can be hot depending on location in warehouse
Good staft and friendly people
Pros
flexible
Cons
pay scale
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