US Ecommerce Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 12 June 2018
Costco is a great organization to work for. Great colleagues, decent hours. Problem is - it takes a long time advance within the organization............................................................................
Cashier (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 7 May 2018
Costco is a great employer. Everyone gets benefits as soon as they are part-time which is unheard of in most retail jobs. Costco also gives 6 weeks off unpaid to whoever wants to take it during the winter which is great for those who want to travel. This is along with the 2 weeks vacation paid you already get.
E-Commerce contact agent (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 18 April 2018
I was hired as a contact center agent under a seasonal contract. The management and other team members told us (about 40 got hired around the same time) to not worry and we would most likely to get our contracts extended. Time passed, and after the holiday season passed, we were all told our contracts would not be extended, which was a let down after others told us not to worry. I don't have a problem with a seasonal contract ending, just don't give the false hope.
Inventory Control Specialist (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 7 April 2018
-Full, hot lunch meals for $4 or $5. -Days can be quite busy and stressful, but generally a good team around you. -Managing of people could be improved, as the morale and culture are not always the greatest -Enjoy working with others and discussing terms / numbers with team and vendors.
Workplace morale and noise not always the greatest
Production Coordinator – Marketing Acquisitions (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 30 January 2018
My working environment is one where there's a good sense of team spirit. A strong work ethic is obviously important but the human side is also important. I enjoy working with people who have a decent sense of humour and who, while they might take their work very seriously, don't necessarily take themselves overly seriously! I like people who are down to earth but who have a dynamic and progressive approach to their work. I really enjoy working as part of a highly committed and professional team.
I'm sure it's a great company and workplace for most people.
Morning Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 29 October 2017
I got the job as a part-time morning merchandiser. I've been there a week and I'm already about to quit. Let me explain:
Let me start by saying, it's definitely a great place to work if that's what you want as a career. Costco is very good with advancement within the company. Work hard and you will move up. In fact, most of the management and head office employees are hired internally.
As a new employee I was just kind of used as an extra set of hands. I did not receive any training. They kind of just told me what to stock and what to clean up. After the store opened, they told me to pack carts at front end.
A couple of the employees noticed that I wasn't actually getting trained and went out of their way to show me the ropes as much as they could while doing their job which was awesome. It was just weird how management kind of just threw me into the fire and I didn't get proper training. Not even any safety training.
What I don't like about this company is that they act like they pretty much own you in that they expect you to have "open availability" and therefore are not flexible whatsoever. They refuse to work around other schedules. In fact, you're not going to get hours if you're in school which is why they have that student program. I'm not a big fan of this because most students need to at least have a part time job while they're in school.
The shifts I was given were 6am-10am with the option of staying until 2:30 if I wanted to go the full 8 hours which was nice. I'm not sure that this would've continued on if I stayed.
If you like your weekends,more... this job isn't for you because shifts on the weekend are pretty much guaranteed.less
Inventory Analyst (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 24 September 2017
Costco's culture is centered around the employees. Managers take performance reviews seriously and they provide valuable feedback. Salaries work headquarter jobs are low for entry level, but grow quickly.