Costco Wholesale Employee Reviews in Calgary, AB

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Very busy place, You get to learn about several Items in store. Theres always room to move up
Majors Department/ Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 February 2019
Sometimes the management at Costco can be hard to deal with.
Any Mistakes you may make is such a big deal with them.
They have no problem yelling at you in front of other employees and Members.
Its a pain to get hours more hours. And a pain to get time off.
Pros
learning about Current technologies
Cons
Not enough hours/ Management.
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3.0
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I loved working for Costco but....
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 January 2019
Refused to deal with staff bully who was a rampant terror to every staff member in multiple departments in direct violation of Costco's own anti-bullying policies and Human Rights Legislation. I will not go back to Costco because of this one employee and the daily convicts they created. I am very disappointed in Costco for this failure.
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Hard physical labour, great for getting physically fit.
Cons
Failure to follow their own anti-bullying policies and Human Rights Legislation
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1.0
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Abusive/toxic work environment
Front End Assistant (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 January 2019
Working with the public on a day to day basis can be a very difficult task in itself. Working at one of the busiest warehouses in North America has it’s challenges and unfortunately the biggest one is management. They let the members do whatever they want, undermining the staff who try to maintain company policy. Eventually you become numb to your purpose as an employee and turn up to work just for the paycheck. :(
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Good pay/benefits
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Management
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4.0
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great company for a starting job
99 Heritage Gate SE Calgary - Front End Assistant (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 December 2018
typical work day at the Costco location i work at is pretty busy and chaotic. we are one of the busiest locations in north america and therefore the work pace is very fast and it can get pretty stressful but the benefits and starting salary is fair.
Pros
flexible and great benefits
Cons
fast paced and high stress
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5.0
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good environment
food court lead and merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 December 2018
a typical day ..replenishing supplies on shelves. alot of heavy lifting, restocking supplies , from clothing to deli to produce,,use of a pallet jack ... i learnt alot about safety in a warehouse environment.. the rules of 1st in 1st out applies to all product,, and how to be responsible for my own department .. the hardest part of my work was the heavy lifting and the most enjoyable part was seeing the end result of all the hard work ,it makes one feel good to see what you can achieve.
Pros
trust from the management
Cons
not enough employees on week-ends
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5.0
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Productive and well maintained work place
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 November 2018
Typical day at work. Very friendly environment. Everyone is helping each other out. Loved how we had free lunches on every holiday events. Each department is very well organized and well maintained. I have learned a lot of management skills and how to manage everything in certain amount of time. How to deal with customers and up sell them. Over all I had a very lovely experience working at Costco wholesale
Pros
Events, Health Benefits, Free food, Friendly environment
Cons
Less hours
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5.0
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A rarity in today's culture - They care!
Liquor Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 November 2018
Costco is a rarity in today's workplace culture, in that they actually care about their employees. Costco staff work hard, but are rewarded appropriately, and longevity is also rewarded. It's clear with the low turnover that Costco knows how to treat it's people.
Pros
Culture of respect, work = reward.
Cons
Retail, so holidays can be very trying.
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4.0
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Productive fast pace enviorment
Customer Service/Stock Replenish (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB17 October 2018
First I check in with management, stretch, Pull pallets off of truck.
Go to assigned area, clean up boxes , pull expired dates, begin stocking items.
Pros
Break, people
Cons
Late work hours, physical work
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3.0
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Good company for a long term relationship.
Cart attendant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 October 2018
COSTCO is a good place to work for a long term relationship, after working 1,000 hours your wage will increase 1 CAD, it´s really complicated to get a full time job.
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4.0
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fast pace, hard working crews
Stocker (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 September 2018
Lots of heaving lifting, everything at Costco is large scale. hard working fast pace environment. They have a great benefits package and lots of opportunity to grow. They care about their employees and you don't feel like a number. I found it to be a good company to work for overall.
Pros
Free membership
Cons
Weird shift times.
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4.0
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Nice environment
Front End Staff (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 July 2018
Nice environment, nice people, good management style. You are made to feel like a member of a large family right from your first minute within the premises
Pros
Good employee relations
Cons
None yet
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5.0
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work
Member Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 July 2018
I really Like to work with a team, its more fun. time goes so fast. work done so fast. We learn more when we are working in a group or in a team. I love to work in weekends.
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3.0
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dont get sick
Deli Clerk (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 July 2018
Too much work and not enough workers. Very cold environment. If you didnt work fast enough, you got yelled at. Was 6 months pregnant at the time and had taken 2 sick days over a month and a half period and that resulted in termination. Employees are amazing but the management sucks.
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4.0
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Great work environment, rroom for growth
Morning Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 June 2018
This is a great company to work for. They treat their employees very well. Room to grow and learn in your area as well as advancements and transfers around the world. Opportunity to meet and interact with people from customers, coworkers and management.
Pros
Benefits, membership, room for growth
Cons
early shift
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2.0
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good pay and benefits but poor work environment
Front End Assistant (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 June 2018
the majority of management is incompetent and tends to micromanage employees. Atmosphere is very fast paced and stressful. Pay and benefits are decent. In addition there is no wifi access in the warehouse, and the closest sources of food are of poor quality. Bring your own lunch if possible.
Pros
Decent pay, good benefits system, rewards employees for shopping in store
Cons
Poor management, no wireless access, stressful environment.
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3.0
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Working at costco and sometimes on Tires.
Tire Installation Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB8 June 2018
The amount of time actually spent in the tire shop was lower than time spent being sent up to the front end of Costco to help with stocking and bagging.
Pros
cheap lunch
Cons
inconsistant work levels
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Terrible Place to work
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 May 2018
A typical day at work would be come in an hour before closing clean up my work area then after the store closed we would unload the trucks and stock. Management was terrible they would pick favorites and were very rude to pretty much every one. They are always understaffed so work never gets done and the employees take the blame for not working hard enough.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Rude Management, Understaffed
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4.0
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Good work environment and always busy
Food Court Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 March 2018
Hard to get full time position, and always busy. Other than that great place to work at and has a good work environment and friendly people to work alongside with.
Pros
Good work atmosphere
Cons
part time hours, always busy
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4.0
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Seasonal and Not full time
Demonstrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 March 2018
Would be a great job if full time
Great for students or retirees
Closing shift and then opening shift hard to make when you use public transportation
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5.0
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Learning Experience
Pharmacist Intern (Level 2) (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 February 2018
It was good experience to learn at this place.
Staff is so good and helpful.
Manager is supportive and helpful.
Treats each and every member equally.
Well organised workflow.
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