Costco Wholesale
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Costco Wholesale Employee Review

It all comes down to management

3.0
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29 January 2020
You could have the best crew in the world stocking shelves but if the manager they work for has no idea what they are doing, or abuses their position it creates a toxic work environment.
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5.0Work/Life Balance
3.0Salary/Benefits
2.0Job security/advancement
1.0Management
1.0Culture
Pros
Flexible hours. Free Executive Membership. Decent benefits
Cons
People are not promoted based on skill rather their personal relationship with the higher ups
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