Costco Wholesale
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Costco Wholesale Employee Review

Fast paced, expected to sell memberships and credit cards, chance to know the community

3.0
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23 January 2021
I worked here as a student while in uni, I’m not sure how much has changed since then. It’s very fast paced, okay pay for students, and students only work during breaks. There is a huge expectation and pressure to sell memberships and the credit card, to the point where I felt harassed by management sometimes. There is good opportunities to work in various departments and is even encouraged. Staff are hit or miss, some are kind and others are jaded. You get to know the various faces in the community, including restaurant owners and local politicians. They are flexible in terms of scheduling if you have another job and trading shifts are easy. You get extra pay if you jump on as a cashier if that is not your regular position.
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4.0Work/Life Balance
3.0Salary/Benefits
4.0Job security/advancement
3.0Management
2.0Culture
Pros
Flexible scheduling, bonus pay for cashiering, student friendly
Cons
Expectation and quota to sell memberships and credit cards, sometimes super busy, entitled clients
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  1. Fast paced, expected to sell memberships and credit cards, chance to know the community