Costco Wholesale Employee Reviews

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Great staff to work with
morning merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON19 February 2019
Enjoyed my time working with Costco Wholesale in the morning merchandiser section. The staff was greta to work with, and made the working hours fly by. As a Whole Costco was a great organization to work for.
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4.0
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Good
Baker (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON19 February 2019
The place is alright, has good pay and benefits. The job is tiring and demanding and didn't work with my schedule. The people there were very friendly.
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2.0
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jobs ok
Membership/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON16 February 2019
great place long hours hard to get a day off. i was happy to be there people are great. just cant work two jobs at once. was hoping for more flexibility
Pros
great pay
Cons
long hours
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5.0
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nice place
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Kamloops, BC14 February 2019
nice place to work , nice employees nice environment.
gained sales skills, good inter personnel skills, good leadership skills and interacted well with each and everyone there
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5.0
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Fantastic place to work with wonderful people.
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB14 February 2019
It was an amazing place to work, where effort is noticed and willingness to complete tasks is valued. The group became a second family and I loved spending my time there, both on and off the clock. I will gladly work for the company again.
Pros
Benefits at part time.
Cons
Scheduling can be difficult to book around.
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3.0
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Can be a good company but depends on managment
Freezer Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB14 February 2019
-stock shelves, receive trucks, clean the work area
-management at my location could've been better
-Hardest part of the job is managing your time
-Most enjoyable part is looking at your perfected area when all the work is finished
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5.0
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Costco
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK13 February 2019
Costco was an amazing business to work with, the staff and atmosphere were conducive to a productive work force. Costco provided many little perks to their employees.
Pros
treated the employees well
Cons
no job stability
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4.0
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fun exciting place to work with great staff and teriffic benifits
BAKER (Former Employee) –  St. Albert, AB13 February 2019
had great time there. wonderful people to work with and pleasant managers. very welcoming environment to be part of. the benefits are probably the best part of working there though.
Pros
benifits
Cons
constantly standing
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Everything was great
Maintenance Assistant (Seasonal) (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 February 2019
my manager and crew members are great with awesome teamwork. Give me a constant time period to work and when they are busy should have to help Front End. That quite hard.
Pros
Good for part time job
Cons
working at night
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5.0
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Great group of people
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON12 February 2019
A good place to work and the pay scale was even better. The best day was at the start of the shift. The hardest was working during inventory. When you become a Costco veteran you are in a class of your own 25 year club.
Pros
demos, food, pay, atmosphere
Cons
inventory
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5.0
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Great Place to Work
Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON11 February 2019
Costco is always in the running as one of the best places to work. Having had experience working at Costco, I can confirm this is accurate.

- My role was ever changing, I was involved in multiple facets of the warehouse operations, including marketing, cashiering and merchandising.
- The culture was great. Every year Costco would throw a terrific holiday party for it's employees.where prizes includes new TV's and electronics.
- The hardest part of the job were the hours. Retail hours are all over the place, and my typical shift would begin at 3:00 pm and would last until 11:00pm, making a social life quite difficult.
- The best part of the job was that it was ever changing. You have constant opportunity to grow within the company, as long as you are willing to learn new skills
Pros
Employee is well looked after
Cons
Retail Hours
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4.0
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Ambiance et gestion
Aide commis aux viandes (Former Employee) –  Saint-Jérôme, QC10 February 2019
Entreprise avec beaucoup de potentiel, mais la gestion reste à désiré
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2.0
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Full of stress and Horrible Managment
Front End/Merch (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, ON10 February 2019
Worked at Peterborough Costco for a while as Merchandise/Front End a while back ago before I was freed.
People are nice there and wage/benefits are good. But Managment is the real joke here.
Front end Managers are usually running around like chickens with their heads cut off though and there is too much bullying/drama. To try and move up in Costco you need seniority or kissing butt through the roof. Also they are understaffed as the one who runs the building wants best building award so people have to work like there is three of them.
The worst part is the merchandising.Theres one manager who constantly harasses you,even if you’re the best worker imaginable. He will ride your butt until you break. It’s so bad that if he sees you take a free breath he will run over to you to harass.He’s also creepy and confrontational. Worst manager I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Pros
Benefits, Wages
Cons
Managment
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4.0
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more fun less stress
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 February 2019
working at costco is so much fun they have a good manangement on how to take care of there employees. working at costco it give you lots of experience improve my skills
Pros
no
Cons
1hrs
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3.0
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Very busy place, You get to learn about several Items in store. Theres always room to move up
Majors Department/ Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 February 2019
Sometimes the management at Costco can be hard to deal with.
Any Mistakes you may make is such a big deal with them.
They have no problem yelling at you in front of other employees and Members.
Its a pain to get hours more hours. And a pain to get time off.
Pros
learning about Current technologies
Cons
Not enough hours/ Management.
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3.0
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Not terrible
Tire Technician/Night Merchandise (Former Employee) –  Nepean, ON1 February 2019
Management isn't that great, I found it really political. Showing up even a minute late looks very bad on you and is used against you even though there are 30 people scanning in at the same time, so you're bound to punch in late here and there. People are very nice that work there, the pay isn't as great as people make it out to be. Rises are baised on hours worked there, not by performance which I disagree with strongly. Don't work too hard as it's not recognised or appreciated.
Pros
big area, lots of employees
Cons
tons of "members", very crowded work space
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4.0
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Intense workplace with a well ran operation
Inventory Control Specialist (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON31 January 2019
- Process and manage after hour inventory shipments for the meat department and deli

- Workplace culture is fast paced, supportive and inclusive work environment with opportunity for growth

- Hardest part of Costco would be the turn over for product, constantly restocking and processing shipment trucks because of the foot traffic

- Most enjoyable aspect would be the trust and responsibility you are given when you continue to ask for it.
Pros
Free lunches, strong benefits.
Cons
Work every weekend, Retail storefront
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4.0
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Overall Costco is a fantastic employer.
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS30 January 2019
On a corporate level, Costco is fantastic. They have great policies which allow for high wages, benefits, job security and more. They also provide ample opportunity for advancement. The negatives however are that they require 100% availability. Being a retail store with bathing hours and days off I find this to be a very large downfall. This makes it very difficult to have a positive, manageable or predictable work life balance. Booking appointments, making plans in advance, having outside commitments such as colinteering or sports teams is very difficult to accomplish as your schedule is constantly changing and you aren’t aloud to have specific days and times which you are unavailable. A second negative would be the environment expectations and guidelines on a individual warehouse and department level. Though the policies and frameworks are strong. Indépendant stores and managers can create negative environments and expectations. However, with that in mind, overall Costco is an excellent institution who does very well for their employees.
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3.0
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Hones customer service skills
Demonstrator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB29 January 2019
Standing for almost 8 hours straight and dealing with customers isn't the easiest, but some days you get to meet very interesting people with wonderful stories to tell. Restocking and setting up your own work station is a bit difficult at the start, especially if you don't know any of your co-workers and have no assistance, but you learn to deal with it and also expand your social network.

Be careful of running children and wild carts.
Pros
Interesting people
Cons
Standing for 8 consecutive hours and dealing with angry customers
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Very good work enviornment!
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) –  Stockton, CA29 January 2019
A typical day at Costco would always be busy. i learned time management skills, as well as communicating my ideas with a team. Management was great! I loved my supervisors and coworkers. The workplace was often crowded, but very well kept and functioning. The hardest part of the job was definitely breaking out of my shell and communicating with strangers. The most enjoyable part of the job was absolutely the people!
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