Costco Wholesale Employee Reviews in Edmonton, AB

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Great job to meet many interesting people
Majors Sales Staff and Greeter (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 January 2019
A typical day would be to start work hard, then enjoy meeting new people with a very positive work environment. The management were easy to work with and meet with. Open door policy left you feeling welcome with any concerns. The hardest part of the job was leaving. I needed a full time job, and I worked here while holding a full time second job, so it did not work out for me at that time of my life. I would gladly go back any time to this vibrant exciting atmosphere.
Pros
customers
Cons
getting demerits in a file that even if you have a legitimate complaint are held against you
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Pleasant, but sedimentary
1 Year in various positions (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 November 2018
Kind, fast-paced environment
I learned to to work well toward customer needs
The management was fairly organized, but unsympathetic
The culture of the workplace was akin to high school
It was difficult to be reassigned to positions that I wasn't suited for
The best part was learning so many new positions, and the friends I had throughout.
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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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5.0
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good workplace
STOCKER (CLOTHING) (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 November 2018
It is indeed a good place to work, competitive salary and kind bosses. They don't give you tough jobs. only those which is under your responsibilities and based on your ability
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4.0
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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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4.0
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Not what it used to be
Night Merchandising (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB15 May 2018
I have worked for Costco for 12 years as an hourly and manager. Lots of opportunity for someone willing to put the company ahead of their family. The job security is amazing, top benefits and wages as well. To advance you really have to tow the company line, they do not want innovators or free thinkers. The company has lost its family feel with the new CEO. A lot of the long term staff and managers are losing their dedication to the company. I can't say a ton of bad about the company it definitely has its good points just not right for someone that wants a strong family life.
Pros
Job Security and advancement
Cons
poor balance of work and home life
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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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3.0
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You need a good work ethic to be successful at this job.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 February 2018
Busy you have five hours to get the your Section stocked and showtime ready

With the way the run the staff and with holidays sometimes there isn't enough coverage of staff.

They want people who think for themselves, management is okay as long as you work hard.

If you are part time they will change your schedule all the time, a guaranteed 25 hrs a week but more if they need you.

The hours are great if you are an early morning person, I found it hard to maintain a work/life balance.

The Pay and Benefits are good but you need to be there sometime and put in the hours to see those rewards.
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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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Great place to work if you're looking for long-term employment.
Stocker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 January 2019
At Costco as a stocker, the day-to-day operations are physically demanding. The managers are great to work for and I enjoyed my position at Costco. There is plenty of opportunity for advancement as they hire from within.
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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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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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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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Hones customer service skills
Demonstrator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB29 January 2019
Standing for almost 8 hours straight and dealing with customers isn't the easiest, but some days you get to meet very interesting people with wonderful stories to tell. Restocking and setting up your own work station is a bit difficult at the start, especially if you don't know any of your co-workers and have no assistance, but you learn to deal with it and also expand your social network.

Be careful of running children and wild carts.
Pros
Interesting people
Cons
Standing for 8 consecutive hours and dealing with angry customers
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5.0
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productive
Cashier assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 October 2018
I was working with Costco for a while. it is a good company with highest pay for reliable job. the only thing is that you have to do others job as well as doing your job.
Pros
good salary
Cons
needed fulltime
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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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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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Decent Company
Morning Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, Alberta12 March 2018
Costco is overall a decent company to work with. However, the starting pay is not at all very good, it takes a while to get to a decent wage, get full-time work or benefits and the hours are pretty daunting if you work morning (you start at 4am).
Work is very fasted paced and depending on your position, very labour intensive. The management are all fairly friendly and they do have an open door policy.
Pros
Free membership, good management, benefits after some time
Cons
Poor starting pay, hard to advance
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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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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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