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Unloading daily shipments Stocking shelves Marking products with codes to be identified Helping customers place orders Relocating merchandise to obtain higher sales Maintaining dairy products in dairy cooler Removing pallets out steel with forklift Completing daily forklift checklists
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Night Merch/ForkLift Operator (531) - Costco is known for being a great place to work, what they fail to mention is how terrible it is starting out. Your are surrounded by senior staff members who make in some cases double the same amount of money you are for the same amount of work. In most cases their senior staff members feel invincible and slack off the majority of the time making it even more infuriating. This in turn creates a lot of staff turnover which forces management to hire young staff members to keep up, but because the majority of people are between 18-24 it feels like high school all over again. People only help their "friends" but then when they fall behind you will be expected to stay and help them. As for management themselves, you will either love them or hate them from my experience. Random managers showing up from other warehouses try and assert dominance gets old extremely fast. Overall, unless you plan on working here for the rest of your life, don't bother working here at all. I didn't even mention how entitled and arrogant the "members" are, and good luck trying working any weekend shift, place is slammed and always understaffed.
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advancement, pay based on seniority
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pay based on seniority, no incentive for hard work, understaffed, extremely busy, poor management, arrogant customers, low moral
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When you work there, you sign a contract to never speak poorly about your experience at Costco in any way, shape or form that may form a negative view on costco, therefore I can not share my experience.
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Benefits.
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Management
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Daily work load varies depending on department. Advancement goes to seniority not who's better suited for the job. Great people to work around. But gossip travels quick, feels like high-school and i hated high-school
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It’s hard to find a position with normal work hours, and the company runs completely on seniority. Great if you like a fast paced environment, and are patient while looking for advancement.
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I defended myself to management about their double standards and it didn't go well. They were trying to get rid of me. Write ups for any silly reason so I had to quit so that my resume didn't say I got fired. Very unfortunate.
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-fun, fast pace work environment -sub par benefits but a good pension/ rrsp program -management was that of the worst I have yet to experience. Imagine 4 best friends with bad attitudes managing a warehouse. That’s the Windsor Costco If corporate paid any attention to the Windsor location they would realize a change in management is desperately needed.
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Pension/rrsp program
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Management!
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the best people you could think of work here. management gets a little confused sometimes but it happens to everyone. lots of opportunities to learn new skills and advance within the company.
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-stock shelves, receive trucks, clean the work area -management at my location could've been better -Hardest part of the job is managing your time -Most enjoyable part is looking at your perfected area when all the work is finished
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Satrt at 4:30 am. Drive fork lift dropping product for the stockers to stock. putting stock in the steel to get store ready for open. Lots of friendly people. The job is retail after open I like working with the people and the job. Hardest part of the job is not having weekends off. Bets part of the job is starting early and getting out early.
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Hours
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Not haveing weekends off
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Worked here for over 25 years. Love the people. Love the job. Ive learned so much as an employee at costco. The benifits and rewards are well worth the hours put in
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You start at a fair wage and as you accumulate hours your wage goes up. They also have a seniority system, if you have been there for a while, you can move up into management.
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As long as your doing your job its a perfect place. some member can really get on your nerves but that's part and parcel. The pay scale is a little scary at first and it difficult to get in full-time but as long as your committed and apply yourself it will be ok.
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Great pay! top pay scale is 26 dolllars an hour
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some management can be real winners. lol
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Working at Costco is very enjoyable. Great people, great atmosphere, fun and fast paced job. Most enjoyable part of the job is that you are constantly doing something and often times what you do changes and changes on the fly.
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Overall, a good company to work for. Everyone starts part time with low wages but raises are guaranteed with hours and the benefits are good too. Can pick up extra hours easily. Very organized. Expect to work hard.
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Willing to train for new positions
Cons
Part time to start
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Working at Costco is a good place to work. All the staff and managers are very helpful. They look towards the needs of the employees and help in any way possible.
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If they see that you are a hard worker, they are going to do what they can to keep you. You are not treated as a number and the job benefits are quite decent for a company that is not unionised.
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Easy to apply to different positions
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seniority is prioritised over skill and hard work
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Great pay and benefits but the work environment is terrible. Management is always on your case about up selling and flow of scanned items on your till and many more. A lot of favouritism, I mean it is everywhere. As well as management does not back up their own employees and leave them paying for what happened to the customer even if its the customers fault. Will never work for them again. It is very stressful working there too, they are not considerate for their employees with health issues.
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salary
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Stressful, and frusterating
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Good workplace good benefits and flexible scheduling management could be better overall a really good company to work for good home life and work life balance
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There is a lot of opportunity to grow your skills within the company, there are plenty of department to transfer to. The workplace is full of friendly and helping co-workers to help you with your experience.
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Free membership
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Early hours
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Costco is by far the worst company to work for. It is filled with liars, back stabbers and people that will throw you under the bus to get ahead. You can't trust any body there, people will pretend to be your friend just to stab you in the back to get ahead. They have a open door policy which they will use to get you to feel comfortable to talk to them but then they use it against you. Management is horrible. They call people that may be "slow" re**rd behind their backs. Do yourself a favor and don't apply there, it's not worth it!
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Benifits...Thas about it.
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MANAGEMENT...and other employees. To many other things to mention.
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