Front End Cashier Associate/Deli (Current Employee), Irvine, CA – April 30, 2013
Pros: meet great new friends, good pay, benefits, sunday pay
Cons: ego driven and uneducated managers, no advancement unless you're a favorite, work weekends
This is a very boring routine job but if you enjoy retail then its the job for you. They pay better than majority of retailers and frequent raises. The managers at the Irvine store I work at are just awful with the exception of a few. Typical I think I am better than everyone retail managers picking favorites just to make a name for themselves. My store – more... did a poor job following Jim Sinegals philosophy on a good work environment. Don't expect to get promoted unless you are a favorite or kiss up, its not about hard work. Managers talk down to you as if you are below them. Anything is possible for you to do with these managers because they don't have to do it. They really should require a college degree for these managers so maybe they can learn some basic problem solving skills or maybe even people skills. – less
Front End Assistant (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – April 30, 2013
Pros: good entry level pay
Cons: work long weekends, irregular shifts, bad managers
Costco was all over the place for me. Depending on your managers, it could either be a great work environment or a terrible one. I worked at 4 stores, of which 2 were good and 2 were terrible. Do not expect a regular shift at any time, and you will almost certainly work every weekend unless you request it off. Also be prepared for rules and standards – more... to change with the wind, being told to do something one way on Monday, and another way on Tuesday. Good entry level job, but not one I'd want to keep doing for very long. – less
Issaquah Warehouse -Lead Cashier (Former Employee), Issaquah, Wa – April 23, 2013
Pros: healthcare, coworkers
Cons: laid off because of sudden onset of chronic illness.
I started employment working in the corporate deli. Duties included menu planning and development. Daily prep, cooking, serving corporate and warehouse employees. Daily bookkeeping and closing duties. Promoted to assistant manager in quality assurance apparel department.Quickly promoted to non apparel quality assurance department. Both quality assurance – more... department duties include reviewing Open to Buy reports, working directly with vendors, buyers, labs and directing labs and factories to comply with specs. Transferred to warehouse (promotion) working up to position as Lead Cashier. Duties included opening warehouse, training assistants and cashiers, accurate processing of transactions and assisting in other departments, as needed. – less
Production and fast pace, fun enviornment, great benefits, great pay, plenty of opportunities
Front End/Cart-Crew/Merchandising (Former Employee), Saint George, UT – April 23, 2013
Pros: flexible, free bbq and treats at times, great opportunity for advancement, great benefits, fun work enviornment
I enjoyed going to work there at Costco. Management was helpful and tried to make every employee and team member (customer) happy. The knowledge employees have about the company and the system Costco runs is why the company is so successful. The training process is good. Most co-workers were great. Of course your going to run into certain employees – more... that you have to learn to deal with. I enjoyed the free BBQ they would have. I enjoyed the Christmas party they do every year. I enjoyed the fun enviornment there in St. George Costco. – less
Very busy and Great company to work for, More than Just a Job its like a second home.
Cashier (Current Employee), Ann Arbor, MI – April 23, 2013
I`ve been here almost a year and I have grown to really like the job and also my co-workers. I`ve been in retail for over about 5 years and this is the best job I`ve had since. There is so much I have learned from leadership skills, gained knowledge, and gotten great feedback on how to pursue higher goals in the company. Most enjoyable but yet hardest – more... part of this job is making sure that we as a team meet our daily goals, its not easy but everyday its a new learning experience and we each work together to make it possible to get done. – less
Front End Employee (Current Employee), Fountain Valley, CA – April 22, 2013
A normal day is all about the members. Regardless of your specific department, you will always be answering questions and solving unique problems. Management allows some freedom in dealing with member, and so I've learned to take matters into my own hands with each problem I encounter. Most co-workers do the same but when we need help, we dont mind – more... asking each other. – less
Company that took pride in their employees and customers. Clean well maintain environment.
Stocker (Former Employee), Pompano Beach, FL – April 16, 2013
Pros: co-workers bonuses scheduling
Cons: partime only
The whole day was scheduled around making things easy and accessible for the consumers. Moving stock from the holding areas to the isles in bulk was a daily task. The important of proper pricing and signage were a skill that will always be with me.
The hardest part of this job was dealing with the fact that it would be a wait before I would qualify – more... for a full time position with the company. Every thing was great, from the kindness of the co-workers to the bonuses offered to employees.
Management not so great, but tolerable. Making deals to recruit workers and then changing the agreements are a tactic that is sometimes used, often to the loss of job for the employee. This is an exception in most cases. Overall, it is a great company to be a part of. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Yakima, WA – April 15, 2013
Pros: pay raises every so many hours i worked, paid holidays, great medical benefits all around (full coverage).
Cons: short breaks, hours were cut more often than neccassary ..
my typical day at work would be; communicate with customers, problem solving, getting to know the business more and more each day, cash handling, ... The co workers I worked with at Costco were interesting in a way I was not used to.... but just about everyone I worked with was decent, kind , and understanding. Problem solving had to be the hardest – more... part of the job a lot of the time...but I always seemed to figure it out.. – less