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Lacking quality people skills and communication
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth Crossing, NS18 August 2018
Costco lacks the communication of individuals working together to solve problems. It's too fast pace of a job, where quantity conquers quality. Sundays bring good money but overall not a good place to be employed.
Pros
Sunday wages
Cons
everything else
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Don’t apply to Costco in Sudbury
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Sudbury, ON16 August 2018
Costco in Sudbury isn’t a great place to work despite what everyone tells you. Unless you’re part of the manager bff club, good luck moving up. It’s 100% about personal relationships and absolutely 0% about your actual work performance and personality. The benefits are okay, but the pay is average and the environment is toxic. Also: the food court is an absolute disaster and once you get in there, good luck ever getting out. Wouldn’t recommend... hours can be extremely ridiculous and even though you’re only part time you have to work 5 days a week. Completely unfair if you are trying to work a second job to pay bills (oh by the way they don’t accommodate if you have a second job)
Overall - not worth the stress.
Pros
Benefits, paid breaks (when you’re allowed to take them)
Cons
Doesn’t respect Labour Board standards, including health and safety in certain departments, Expects staff to bend rules, Work 5 days a week as a PartTimer, no chance for movement into management
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excellent upportunity to improve hospitality
PWD (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON15 August 2018
demonstrating different food and products gave me comprehensive acknowledge about different products which are available at Costco. also this job really improve presentation skills and hospitality.
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work habits
Front End Cashier (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON12 August 2018
great place to work , great people very passionate about their jobs. lots of opportunity to advance. no uniform treats employees like family. would recommend
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worked a term position
Cashier Assistant (Former Employee) –  MB11 August 2018
Costco runs like clockwork. The store I worked at was very well organized and trained employees very well! They also do an amazing job promoting their own employees.
Pros
well organized, they promote internaly, relaxed atmosphere
Cons
hard to get a full time position
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costco.
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Okotoks, AB10 August 2018
it was a good working environment with great co-workers, it was quick paced and there was always something to be done. i learnt how to problem solve under pressure and finding a task so i am always working.
Pros
very hands on
Cons
little to no water breaks
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Very good employer and job
Meat Sanitation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON9 August 2018
As someone who has worked for one of the many departments inside of a Costco warehouse, I can confidently say that, I don't regret a day I worked there.

The pay was good, about what it should be, usually a little more then average for your position, Managers were very nice and helpful. Work area was clean and people around you are very happy to be there.

Benefits are very good, they know how to treat you well, all in all an awesome experience.
Pros
Work environment, vacation, job security
Cons
customer serivce
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Staff were fun, high pace job!
Part-Time Front-End Staff Member (Former Employee) –  Okotoks, AB8 August 2018
The day to day shifts were never the same and staff were always happy to work with. Did not always feel though management listened to concerns and issues when they were brought to their attention.
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It was okay
MEMBER SERVICE AGENT (Former Employee) –  Nepean, ON6 August 2018
It was a neutral experience. Can not complain about management or work environment. A typical day is was you would expect for working in customer service and the management usually tried to make the experience enjoyable
Pros
free lunches, good managerial support
Cons
Rude customers
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Good place to work
Meat assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON5 August 2018
Good place to work. Staff was friendly and worked well as a team. Didn't enjoy the lighting inside the building as I found my eyes were effected by it
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Great Culture, people, and Organization
Sales Associate / Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON5 August 2018
Great place to work with great people and culture.

Very fast paced and there is always something to do. Great if you like working with your hands. Time flies when you work. Opportunity to work autonomously when the store closes and they play music on the speakers. Loved working here- had to leave because there was a 10 year waiting list for full time employment.

As soon as I left, they opened full time positions left and right. Whoops
Pros
fast paced, great people
Cons
can be physically demanding
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Production
Costco food court (Former Employee) –  Saint-Hubert, QC5 August 2018
Costco is an organization and has a great timing in the result of their jobs. They surround the new employees well. Not just in their debut but in their way to become independent.
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bonne embiance de travail
Commis à l'accueil (Current Employee) –  Saguenay, QC2 August 2018
travail motivant et non ennuyant. Permets de nous performer avec le service à la clientèle. L'atmosphère de travail y est très bon. Demande beaucoup de dynamisme. Quelques fois difficile à gérer avec les fonctions à exécuter et la disponibilité de l'accueil des gens.
Pros
travail dynamique et bon environnement de travail
Cons
horaire quelque fois difficile (fin de semaine, soir)
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Not worth the work
front-end assistant (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON2 August 2018
Workplace is okay, some of the cashiers were nice, some were rude and most of the front-end managers have favouritism and are not very polite. I've gotten sworn at before.

The work is really demanding. I can't lift very heavy things so it was definitely challenging.
Pros
Free food
Cons
management
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Lot Crew
Seasonal Lot Crew & Cashier Assistant (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, ON2 August 2018
Costco was an amazing place to work. The management is super friendly and accepting. Costco pays great wages and always gives room to improve. The job is busy and always full of something to do. I would defiantly recommend working there.
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Work ethic
Membership Clerk (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ontartio1 August 2018
The work ethic that I've learned from this job was amazing. Really set me up to success in the long term. professional management which only would lead to professional outcome on the first line of client interaction. I find that to be key to a successful business.
Pros
Amazing management
Cons
moving up slowly
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Good
COMMIS DEPARTEMENT MARKETING (Former Employee) –  Montérégie, QC1 August 2018
Good for retail experience
Good salary compared to competitors
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Great Culture
Assistant buyer -Corporate (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON31 July 2018
A company that still has not mature. Always looking to innovate, all by keeping its core values. Promotes within and offers internal managerial development programs.
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Productive
Emballeuse (Former Employee) –  Candiac, QC28 July 2018
A topical day at work would be putting the stuff that the clients bought in their basket. I have learned that you have to be very fast at packing the food in the clients baskets.
Pros
Time passes very quickly
Cons
Long hours
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Very productive company
Service Crew (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC26 July 2018
Very occupied company always something to do.
The staff taught security at work , how to use the cash register , how to to talk at the member to have more benefits.
Management is well planned and precis. The job is pretty simple the cons of the job is too stay all day standing up.
Pros
A free membership with the company
Cons
Not enough employees on some department
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