Costco Wholesale Employee Review
Lots of Opportunity
You start at a fair wage and as you accumulate hours your wage goes up. They also have a seniority system, if you have been there for a while, you can move up into management.
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Night Merch/ForkLift Operator (531) - Costco is known for being a great place to work, what they fail to mention is how terrible it is starting out. Your are surrounded by senior staff members who make in some cases double the same amount of money you are for the same amount of work. In most cases their senior staff members feel invincible and slack off the majority of the time making it even more infuriating. This in turn creates a lot of staff turnover which forces management to hire young staff members to keep up, but because the majority of people are between 18-24 it feels like high school all over again. People only help their "friends" but then when they fall behind you will be expected to stay and help them. As for management themselves, you will either love them or hate them from my experience. Random managers showing up from other warehouses try and assert dominance gets old extremely fast. Overall, unless you plan on working here for the rest of your life, don't bother working here at all. I didn't even mention how entitled and arrogant the "members" are, and good luck trying working any weekend shift, place is slammed and always understaffed.
advancement, pay based on seniority
pay based on seniority, no incentive for hard work, understaffed, extremely busy, poor management, arrogant customers, low moral
Unloading daily shipments Stocking shelves Marking products with codes to be identified Helping customers place orders Relocating merchandise to obtain higher sales Maintaining dairy products in dairy cooler Removing pallets out steel with forklift Completing daily forklift checklists