Costco Wholesale
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Costco Wholesale Employee Review

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3.0
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4 March 2020
Everyone was nice and helped me if I needed it. it did get stressful at times especially when your new to cash and they had a rush but all in all great learning experience.
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Flexible schedule
Cons
Horrible management
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Benefits, paid sick days, paid vacation
Cons
Frequent sick calls from coworkers, Having to close down department by yourself without help most of the time, coming home soaked in blood and meet all the way from your knees down to your boots
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