Costco Wholesale
Happiness score is 67 out of 100
4.1 out of 5 stars.
Get weekly updates, new jobs, and reviews

Costco Wholesale Employee Reviews for Demonstrator

Review this company
Job Title
Demonstrator39 reviews
Canada39 reviews

Ratings by category

3.8Work-life balance

Sort by

Found 39 reviews matching the searchSee all 13,654 reviews

good place to work

Indeed featured review

The most useful review selected by Indeed
learned communication skills learned marketing skills learned various things about cooking and selling the product. made new friends friendly environment
Was this review helpful?

Fun Workplace

I have been through a lot both in and outside of work. The atmosphere is always changing, and as long as you can pull through the punches, it can be very rewarding.
Was this review helpful?

Insights into Costco Wholesale

Based on 208 survey responses
What people like
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Fair pay for job
Areas for improvement
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Support from manager
  • Energizing work tasks

Fun experience that I cherish

A typical day at work would start with check in ,preparing snack cart equipped with paper towel,sanitizer, gloves,trays,snack cups and bags or boxes of the snack assigned to you.We also bring out a garbage bin for used snack cups and a mat to stand on. The snack station will be in same aisle as the snack being sold. We warmly greet customers proceed to provide nutrition, sales information and directions to the product being sold.We allow customers to grab a sample off the tray.Your snack station will be busiest on Friday and Saturday because that's when Costco is busiest. At the end of shift we wash trays and wipe down carts together before we checkout for the day. Most challenging part of the job was that your shift will change often it was hard for me to keep up with the schedule.I overall enjoyed the job very much.


Good benefits


Shift changes too often
Was this review helpful?

introducing new products and fun environment

I like to interact with customers there and serve food to them. It was fun working there and I like to work as a team there. I have learned many new things there which improved my skills.
Was this review helpful?

the most clean and relaxed lunch area

One on one customer service really helps you grow more socially. Awesome environment if your goal is to not be bored . Fare amount of time given for breaks
Was this review helpful?

Rate your recent company

Share your experience to help others

Great retailers, busy place

I worked the Orillia outlet, which was busy, but not CRAZY busy (Barrie store). I am compelled to differentiate because I even found shopping at the Barrie store quite stressful: it can be crowded & eclectic. The retail work itself is busy but enjoyable. Customers pay a membership fee--hence, they are generally very considerate.
Was this review helpful?


Totally for having experience job in Canada is good .Management is good . She is a really good boss but I want to improve here and find a good job based on my experiences in job before .
Was this review helpful?

It was alright, but I think it depends on which branch it is

Great communication skills and a lot of patience is needed for this job. Sometimes it’s difficult to juggle dealing with more than 200 people passing by, usually with their children. It does allow individuals to meet interesting folks. It’s a job with its ups and downs, really just depending on how you look at the experience.
Was this review helpful?

Everyday is a new day!

Costco samples are well loved among members, food safety training is provided- Keeping busy throughout the shift is easy if you love the product your promoting- can seem long and boring if you don't.
Was this review helpful?

Hones customer service skills

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.


Interesting people


Standing for 8 consecutive hours and dealing with angry customers
Was this review helpful?

Help us improve!

Is Indeed your favorite place to learn about companies?


Working as a Costco member was an amazing experience! I worked with different age groups so I learned a lot of detailed knowledge about how to sell, how to engage myself with the customers, it was a lot of fun working at this environment!


Free Samples!


Short hours
Was this review helpful?

CDS Demonstrator

During my time at Costco Wholesale I gave out food samples. while demonstrating nutrition and pricing information. The work culture involves worker morale and customer satisfaction. A typical day at work is fast paced since crowds of people approach our demo tables everyday. There is lots of responsibility following WHIMIS and Health and food regulations when new to the job. Management is very organized with our work schedules. The most enjoyable parts of the job is meeting and greeting visitors while demonstrating food to crowds; Its pretty thrilling to me. Learning nutrition information having small conversations about it with customers. A perk we have is trying out samples before selling them so that we provide our honest opinion about the food we provide.


Pay above minimum wage, health benefits, vacation time


I don't have negative to say because for a short period of time.
Was this review helpful?


I am involuntarily writing because this is a requirement. I don't have anything specific to say about the job. I mainly just encouraged passerby's to try out the available product and inform them on the product.
Was this review helpful?

Demonstrate Products

I introduce the product that is new on the market and I let them try our products,if there a comment I will be happy to answer them,thank you very much.
Was this review helpful?

great place where to learn about a wide variety of products, practice the language and interact with public.

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.


-Learn about a wide range of merchandise from food to non-food produces like AC, blinds


Standing all day. No benefits.
Was this review helpful?

Good for a first job

I worked for a company called PWD, not directly for Costco but worked inside Costco. The job was demeaning and customers were rude. Good for a first job, but not in long-term. Management was alright, although they had no say in most things (everything came from head office).
Was this review helpful?

Wasn't for me

Personally the management style and environment wasn't my fortay. Working in this position is not recommended to anyone with a food allergy or sensitive smell.


snacks on break


standing on feet for hours, odors
Was this review helpful?

Seasonal and Not full time

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
Was this review helpful?

I loved working there

I really enjoyed it when I was working there they're very pleasant and they accepted my disability. I wished I worked there again and they gave me an opportunity.
Was this review helpful?

It went okay.

It was a seasonal position. Here's what I did: o Successfully handled, prepared and served food to Costco customers o Interacted with customers, successfully convincing them to sample product o Responsible for sanitary preparation and cleanup of food service space
Was this review helpful?

free food

it is busy on weekends more family's come. you always have to be in a good mood everyone is respected equally we have long shifts your legs well start to hurt everyone is welcoming and nice to work with


free food


long shifts
Was this review helpful?

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Costco Wholesale. Our community is ready to answer.Ask a Question

Overall rating

Based on 13,654 reviews

Ratings by category

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

Compare Costco Wholesale with

  • Companies
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Employee reviews
  • Demonstrator