Costco Wholesale Employee Reviews in Edmonton, AB

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Good co-workers and great benefits
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 October 2018
Its an engaging and satisfying place to work, with spectacular benefits and good on the job training. The management could stand improvement as scheduling issues and lapses in availability occurred frequently.
Pros
very structured
Cons
always work weekends
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5.0
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Great Experience
Front End Clerk (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 October 2018
I learned so much and have take away a lot from my time there. I appreciated the welcoming work place environment and all the kind people. It was a wonderful experience.
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4.0
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Very Stable and Flexiable
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 September 2018
I worked in the wireless phone part of costco, was not really for costco but was good, flexiable, great benefits, everybody was friendly always and always getting to see deals was a added bonus
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5.0
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Fast paced and always room for advancement and change
Deli Service Attendant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB16 September 2018
I enjoyed my time at Costco and loved learning how different warehouses operate within the same scope of procedures.
Hardest part of my job was working in the cold department freezers.
Pros
shifts had excellent start and closing times.
Cons
Couldn't get full time hours.
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5.0
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Great atmosphere and fantastic co-workers
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 September 2018
Hard work but very rewarding. A very diverse company with amazing employee relations. Costco offers opportunities for advancement and training in all areas.
Pros
Great benefits. Amazing co-workers
Cons
Physically demanding, shift work and must agree to work all weekends, home life suffers
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3.0
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Extremely Efficient Workplace with Minimal Job Security
Service Deli Clerk (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 September 2018
Training is sub-par, communication with management is difficult to come by, hours can be absolutely rending, and efficient use of time is valued above all else.

The people who work for Costco become kind, hardworking individuals by necessity, and the work is very fulfilling to do. Overall the job was a valuable learning experience.
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3.0
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Stressful busy pharmacy
Certified Pharmacy Clerk (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 September 2018
We would quote 2-3 hour wait times, the customers were very unhappy and sometimes aggressive.

As a part-time employee you're only guaranteed 25 hours per week but are expected to be available as if you were working a full time job, you have to work 5 days per week, even if its only 5 hour work days, which you cannot live on.


Benefits are awesome, but not worth the stress....
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3.0
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good for a first job
Tire Technician, Lot Attendant, Packer, Cashier (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 September 2018
can advance quickly if you work hard enough, but it is usually first come first serve with a lot of stuff, and seniority in others. being a packer is a nightmare.
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Fun and helpful experinced
WAREHOUSE STOCKER (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 August 2018
Fast paced environment , Everyday is different so as the customers too , But employees have the same goal which is to provide a better service and affordable products with high standards
Pros
Free food
Cons
Long Tiring hours
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5.0
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fun
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB18 July 2018
i worked in the cafeteria and bakery, i got to help customers everyday, handled cash, cleaned and helped prepare food for the day, also cleaned everything at the end of the day.
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Productive and Fun while printing photos and meet new people
PHOTO ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB10 July 2018
·Printing photos, assisting customers with photo kiosk, offering great service to customers by making sure the customer walks away happy and their service
·Maintaining and helping perform inventory on a daily basis
.Making sure that orders are put away correctly, orders received are the correct items, and customizing order to match closely to originals
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5.0
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Fast & fun workplace
Majors Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 July 2018
There's many advantages to working at Costco - free lunches here and there, many training modules to take advantage of, tons of experience to gain from working here.
Pros
Job security, higher than minimum wage
Cons
Management
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3.0
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its an ok job.
AUTOMOBILE SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB8 July 2018
Its a seniority, so if you are looking for fulltime job, it will take you years for that... but good for part timer. Its really about seniority and if you know someone in upper management
Pros
free costco membership
Cons
fulltime job is really by seniority
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5.0
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Awesome Workplace
Front end/ Membership Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 June 2018
- Cash handling and product handling
- Learned how to keep up with multiple customers while also pushing programs (e.g. Costco Mastercard)
- Management works with you to insure both yourself and the customers are satisfied with your experience
Pros
Samples
Cons
Can be Tedious/repetitive
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4.0
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Company offers good benefits to employees but each warehouse varies greatly and some run much more smoothly than others
Meat Cutter/Forklift Driver (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB26 June 2018
Benefits really add up if you stay long enough, but how effectively and efficiently your department works rest depends on your manager and the warehouse as a whole works the same way. Good managers and everything is great but there is no one warehouse with all good managers. They all have people that will make you wonder how they ever became managers and they will all have managers who pick up the slack for the others.
Pros
Good benefits and vacation time if you stay long enougb
Cons
To get good pay and benefits you havr to stay 10 years or more
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4.0
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Productive workplace with a very close knit team of employees
Stocker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB25 June 2018
A typical day started around 2 pm up to 5 pm depending on your shift. You would be organized into different areas of the store and are expected to maintain the floor at all times. It was a fairly simple job so there weren't too many problems. We would handle customer questions on the floor such as directions to certain products as well as clean up displays and stock displays as needed. My day spent most of the time inside the cooler stocking the milk and other chilled products. I learned how to better manage my time as i further worked inside there. The management had alot of changes while i was there, There were constant changes that seemed to contradict each other at times. But overall it was a positive experience with management. They would look after me. The employees are quite close knit for example going out after shifts and it felt a lot like a family if anything. The hardest part of the job would be just the feeling of being understaffed. When we are expected to clean a whole store with 3 people during the day sometimes as well as help other understaffed areas if needed. It turned stressful at certain points of the year. The most enjoyable part would have to be the interactions of members and employees.
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5.0
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fast paced work environment
SEASONAL STOCKER (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB14 June 2018
Great place to work and great people to work with. There is always something to be done even if you finish your department early you can help someone else complete theirsl
Pros
free Costco card
Cons
long hours
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fun and everyone is polite
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB25 May 2018
the co worker that I have work with are polite and willing to help if a person needs a help and also they value costumer first before themselves. willing to help a customer for their satisfactions
Pros
staff gets a free membership
Cons
long hours
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3.0
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A low-grade summer job
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 May 2018
As starter summer jobs go, Costco was normal. However, the culture was lacking, and management somewhat lacking in their positions. I do not recommend.
Pros
Availability of Hours
Cons
Culture, Placement of Hours, Non-flexible
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4.0
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great place where to learn about a wide variety of products, practice the language and interact with public.
Demonstrator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 May 2018
This company was a subcontractor of Costco. Every day we must meet in the office and gather all the information and the necessary elements for the sampling of the products. The best part of the job was learning about new products, meeting people and practicing the language. The worst part was standing for long hours, without receiving payment after having sold the designated product in the middle of the working day.
Pros
-Learn about a wide range of merchandise from food to non-food produces like AC, blinds
Cons
Standing all day. No benefits.
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