Costco Wholesale Employee Reviews for Front End Associate

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Front End Assistant (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 March 2019
Costco Wholesale is a fast paced environment but has great employees and it is overall a great place to work. Managers take the employees requests into consideration and are great at accommodating with others.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Too busy and very long hours
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2.0
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Not the best company to work for.
Front End Assistant (Seasonal) (Former Employee) –  Langley, BC8 March 2019
The work required was not only not specified in the interview but also when requested to work shift work in a rotation, the rotation aspect was not respected.
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Decent workplace
Front End Cashier/Packer (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON22 February 2019
Costco does not allow you to chosose the hours you are available, you MUST be available to work at all times, including weekends. This makes it a pain to schedule anything else around it because the work hours are so strange. Customers are usually nice, but when it it busy, can be extremely grumpy. Management is understanding if you are an older employee, but students get the short end of the stick.
Pros
$4 premium on sunday
Cons
Strange hours
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5.0
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Everyone was helpful, productive and kind
Front end cashier assistant (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON21 February 2019
A typical day at work was packing carts for the cashiers, folding clothes and restocking left over items to shelves.

I learning how to properly load carts, and which items belong/do not belong next to each other.

The management was fantastic, there was always someone there to answer any questions.

The culture was filled with hard working people, everyone was really helpful and kind.

The hardest part of the job was learning where everything is in the store due to the face they often changed item locations.

The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with all of the people.
Pros
free membership to costco
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Fantastic place to work with wonderful people.
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB14 February 2019
It was an amazing place to work, where effort is noticed and willingness to complete tasks is valued. The group became a second family and I loved spending my time there, both on and off the clock. I will gladly work for the company again.
Pros
Benefits at part time.
Cons
Scheduling can be difficult to book around.
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Full of stress and Horrible Managment
Front End/Merch (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, ON10 February 2019
Worked at Peterborough Costco for a while as Merchandise/Front End a while back ago before I was freed.
People are nice there and wage/benefits are good. But Managment is the real joke here.
Front end Managers are usually running around like chickens with their heads cut off though and there is too much bullying/drama. To try and move up in Costco you need seniority or kissing butt through the roof. Also they are understaffed as the one who runs the building wants best building award so people have to work like there is three of them.
The worst part is the merchandising.Theres one manager who constantly harasses you,even if you’re the best worker imaginable. He will ride your butt until you break. It’s so bad that if he sees you take a free breath he will run over to you to harass.He’s also creepy and confrontational. Worst manager I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Pros
Benefits, Wages
Cons
Managment
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productive and fun place to work
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Okotoks, AB28 January 2019
i worked in the bakery so i was icing cakes all day. i learned better ways to ice cakes. seeing the smiles on the customers faces when you gave them the cake was the best part.
Pros
free costco card
Cons
early mornings
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Abusive/toxic work environment
Front End Assistant (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 January 2019
Working with the public on a day to day basis can be a very difficult task in itself. Working at one of the busiest warehouses in North America has it’s challenges and unfortunately the biggest one is management. They let the members do whatever they want, undermining the staff who try to maintain company policy. Eventually you become numb to your purpose as an employee and turn up to work just for the paycheck. :(
Pros
Good pay/benefits
Cons
Management
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4.0
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Well organized
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC15 January 2019
Costco Wholesale supports and manages its employees very well. This job taught me how to be extremely efficient in a very timely manor, as well as improved my customer service skills.
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overall nice place to work
Membership Counter/Front End/Marketing (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON11 January 2019
Employees are awesome, a little bit of miscommunication when it comes to management and supervisors. Lost of different areas to work in so you won't really get bored.
Pros
coworkers
Cons
communication
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5.0
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Amazing, felaxible,easy going staff. Great Management.
Front-end Assistant (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON10 January 2019
Great staff, reliable hours.. schedule was all over the place though. Hard to plan ahead of time. No consistency in schedule. Looking for 8- 4:30pm.....
Pros
Great staff, steady pay.
Cons
Random hours/ all over the place.
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Costco wholesale
Front End Cashier (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC6 January 2019
Costco was my third job and probably the best one. Everyone is extremely nice, you're like a big family their. Members are kind and appreciate the work we do.
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Productive and fun work place
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON4 January 2019
Good pay
Long hours but worth the time
Wonderful colleagues
Top notch managerial service
Great customer services
Fast pace environment
Two breaks: 15mins and 30mins after every 2 to 3 hours of work
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Long hours
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friendly enviroment progressive
Front-end Teller Operator (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON1 January 2019
Costco provide the perfect environment for progressive and friendly work place for every Employee.
You get to learn lot of things to get your work experience.
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4.0
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good company overall to work
Cashier and Front End Assistant (Current Employee) –  Surrey, BC30 December 2018
Its a good place to work but being regular part time you don't get enough hour of work. People who work here are nice and cooperative and easy to talk.
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4.0
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Friendly work environment with great coworkers
Front End Associate (Former Employee) –  Ancaster, ON30 December 2018
Worked part time during breaks from school. Everyone was friendly, understanding and approachable.This was a great stepping stone, and I learned a great deal about working with others, and interacting with customers.
Pros
Friendly work environment
Cons
Standing in the same spot for long periods of time
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4.0
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very fun work environment and face paced
Front End Associate (Current Employee) –  Oshawa, ON28 December 2018
As a student Costco is a great company to work for as they give you lots of hours over the summer. You can work all summer and then you can go to school in the fall. You don't have to worry about your job, as it is secured and you can come back for the holidays and summer to work again.
Pros
great competitive pay
Cons
hard to get 2 days off back to back
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great company for a starting job
99 Heritage Gate SE Calgary - Front End Assistant (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 December 2018
typical work day at the Costco location i work at is pretty busy and chaotic. we are one of the busiest locations in north america and therefore the work pace is very fast and it can get pretty stressful but the benefits and starting salary is fair.
Pros
flexible and great benefits
Cons
fast paced and high stress
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Fun Place
Front End Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 December 2018
Great place to work. Great work environment and is friendly to everyone. Great for summer job and while in school. Sometimes get a late shift but other than that the starting pay is above the normal minimum wage
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4.0
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Pretty good
Cashier and Front End Seasonal worker (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK11 December 2018
Biggest thing about working for Costco, is it depends on the region,. The store location I worked at hired very young students, and the management treated them poorly. Girls and boys were disciplined if they were even seen speaking to one another. FORMALLY disciplined. Not violating any policies and still written up for simply talking to the coworker while you were working the same till or passing by one another in the aisle.
My best advice, shop at the Costco before you apply. The atmosphere for a shopper is pretty much what you will experience working there.
Pros
Pay, and advancement.
Cons
Heavy lifting and standing on hard concrete all shift.
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