Costco Wholesale
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It was sales postion so i have been standing all the time. Not the beat career but i have learned a lot for being active and helping cutomers buy the best products that they are looking for.

Pros

Free food

Cons

Long standing hours
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All in all a great place to work

It’s a fantastic place to work if you wanna be busy and like to be busy. I lost 70 pounds after working there so it’s also great for weight loss if you wanna lose weight.
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What people like
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Fair pay for job
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
Areas for improvement
  • Sense of belonging
  • Support from manager
  • Energizing work tasks

Monotonous

People are great, the job can get very monotonous and draining. Never have days off together so the work life balance is rather poor. Management is disorganized and there is lack of communication throughout the echelons.
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Security

There is fair job security with them as they are a huge company worldwide. culture is great and employees are generally happy. Benefits and pay advancement is good and you have plenty of opportunities to move up as they promote internally.

Pros

Diversity and flexibility

Cons

Micromanagement
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Very good place to work

You get a free membership for the duration of your work, even if you're seasonal. The only downside is they revoke your membership unless it's paid for when your employment is terminated. You're also guaranteed a minimum of 25 hours per week, even for part time and seasonal employees.

Pros

Free membership, guaranteed hours

Cons

Seasonal employees may not always return
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Great pay for relatively easy work.

If you manage to be employed by Costco then you will be treated to relatively good pay for pretty simple work. Benefits and RPP are pretty nice for just being a stocker
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Decent

Worked in tire shop, was decent for the most part. Management was good except for one supervisor on a power trip. Lots of room to move up. Free food some days.
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Good Benefits, Disorganized and Chaotic Everywhere Else

There are only a few pros. Good benefits, twice yearly raises for full timers, and you get experience by learning other departments. There are mostly cons otherwise. The work place is toxic. Cliquey especially on front end and in the merch departments, there is always someone talking behind your back. Communication between managers and employees is a constant struggle. Part timers are required to work short shifts 5 days per week, its a struggle to get more hours even outside of their home department. Every department is short staffed. There is too much expectation put on the already small group of merchandisers. Very few newcomers stick around more than a few weeks. Avoid working here. You will be happier elsewhere.

Pros

Good benefits, opportunities to learn in other departments, raises for full timers

Cons

Short staffed, toxic work environment, poor communication, poor management
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Fair

Great opportunity for growth in this company, reasonable scheduling, pay is good and pay raises are consistent, would recommend and would go back if needed
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Slow paced can be stressful

putting things in place basically, sometimes heavy things. Management is alright, co workers are friendly. Hours can be weird like 5 in the morning sometimes.
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Nepotism is Rampant

Mean, rude and unrealistic. Dating drama amongst managers and always catty gossip in the lunchroom. No accommodation for people with disabilities and, it felt like high school all over again.
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The best work experience, so much fun

The best job, amazing team, every day was a challenge. One of my regrets was not staying there and completing the management program and becoming a lead.
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Bad management

Work pace is good. makes time go by fast. can be physically demanding.Management on the other hand is very unprofessional (Ive had seen managers at each others faces, screaming at each other pointing fingers at each others chest while on the floor for all the employees to witness).They also change our schedule on a daily (we can only see our schedule via an app that is very glitchy). They passed along some turkeys to staff except seasonal workers ( and the rest of the turkey inventory was given to “Charity”. I guess you can say seasonal workers were basically a nobody there. at least at the store were I was at. Perks? Membership was canceled the moment i hang up the phone from my manager who told me that they are canceling our seasonal contract after weeks of no work schedule.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Imo, The management team that I was under are either power tripping or playing favourites.
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Productive

I worked here for a a long time ive seen a lot of Bs here, Actually the job is easy but the co workers/supervisor is super toxic ! If they dont like you they will talk alot at your back and when you are not around , jealousy and spreading false rumor also circulate the warehouse because of that issues there's a lot of employee turn overs.They work so fast as if they were so high. Managers and HR can't do anything because there's a favoritism. Overall benefits and pay is good. Gettin a fulltime job is hard because of seniority system.

Pros

free lunch

Cons

toxic culture
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Overall good work environment!

Friendly management, very accommodating to your life! Fast paced but they actively try and care for the employees well being.Good experience all around
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Management is not fair and preferential treatment is still rampant

The management department is the main source of stress and they are manipulative and they sort to intimidation and gaslighting once they listen to your concerns or complaints. The amount of micromanagement would make you feel powerless and almost too careful what you say or do at work which makes it hard to enjoy and have fun at work. The people in management too have double standards when it comes to their policy making and how they exercise their power. They also don’t promote people to FT positions regardless of how many years you’ve worked for them because they want to take advantage of the part time workers. In my experience, they don’t treat workers fairly and most of the time they’re biased. They treated unfairly because I got suspended while the other person didn’t get suspended because they treated his case lightly compared to mine and the other person’s wrongdoings were also tolerated for years without any repercussions.

Pros

Benefits

Cons

Poor management team
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Good place to work

Great place to work. The employee are friendly and most of the customers are too. You also get to work in other departments if you want. They also teach you as you go

Pros

Good pay, good employees

Cons

You have to be punctual and schedule isn’t always flexible
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Happy to work in this company.

Encouraging people, positive thinking, accuracy, fast faced environment, hardworking, quick service, focus, hospitality, I wish I could work, team work, deals, customer satisfaction, helping old age people, diary foods and other stuff, quality and quantitative.
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Work place

i love to work in costco because their are all friendly and they treat you like a family and trained better, salary is good and benefits also is good.
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Not Terrible

It definitely wasn’t the most interesting job in the world but it had its purpose. You are simply there so complete simple tasks. Communication between management was not strong and no job security as many people laid off in groups unexpectedly.

Pros

Free dinners around the holidays

Cons

Break to early
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Good people, ok pay and benefits.

People are good to work with. Management is a joke. Pay and benefits are good for what you do. Room for advancement as a supervisor or manager. Shifts are mostly closing when first starting with mid week days off. Raises are based on hours worked and once at top rate you get bonus every 6 months. Hard workers are expected to carry the work load while slackers are left alone and can’t be bothered with. Overall not a bad place to work.

Pros

Good pay for what you do.

Cons

Not much room for advancement.
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Based on 14,658 reviews

Ratings by category

3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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