Costco Wholesale Employee Reviews for Front End Associate

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Merch/Front End/Produce Assistant (Former Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON18 May 2018
The hourly/workload ratio is absolute ludicrous at this company. Seemed to me like certain departments would clearly be doing less work and are getting paid the same (if not more than others). Very unprofessional people working there and most higher end managers seemed to be pretending to care about the work and did not take it as serious as they should have been.
Pros
Paid 15 min breaks
Cons
Zero shift flexibility, poor hours
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Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Moncton, NB10 May 2018
Excellent company to work for. As a student it was nice to know I had a job every summer and break that would provide me with lifelong lessons after my time was done
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Excellent workplace all around
FRONT END ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Rocky View, AB10 May 2018
Costco Wholesale is a place that one can gain valuable experience from working. They may even choose to stay because of the competitive retail salary, and the fair chance of advancing their career through working full time.

As a front end assistant, the shifts given is usually variable. On a typical opening day, we get ready to operate the very front line of the warehouse through cleaning the areas and stuffing the tills with boxes for members/clients to use. The bulk of the shift is taken up by either operating as a cashier or packer. Often times, members change their mind on an item that they were about to purchase, and I can be tasked with putting the collective items back to their place. If I am placed on a later shift that extends through closing time, we go out to help cart-pushers put back carts in their respective places.

Going to Costco has immensely improved my communication skills and attention to detail regarding customer service. Not a single day goes by without speaking at least a couple thousand words to everybody, so an improvement in communication skills proves to be imminent working as a Front End Assistant. As one would expect, the hardest part of work is maintaining the enthusiasm and positive attitude in the face of the mind numbing work environment.

However, Costco Wholesale treats their employees with a great amount of respect, and their hard work is recognized. This fair work environment encourages positivity, and it simultaneously teaches one on what hard work is like. With the combined experience of talking to members and coworkers alike,
  more... socializing is a huge aspect of working Front End. That being said, being able to socialize and have the ability to be your own personality is the most enjoyable part of the job.

Overall, I firmly believe that working at Costco will give a leg up to any type of sales position that one may apply in the future, as we are also pushed to promote our programs, which is for the members' own benefit. The position is relentless with communication, and my personal relationship with management has been efficient and amicable.
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Pros
Good work environment, good management, good experience
Cons
Can be very draining and have no energy left by the end of the shift
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Great overall workplace
Front End Cashier (Current Employee) –  Nanaimo, BC9 May 2018
Overall solid job. Managers are usually fine. The aspect of teamwork does create a degree of solidarity among co-workers. For a student, the hours are very flexible to allow one to maintain their studies.
Pros
Food. Wage. Hours
Cons
Difficult to get time off
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Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Moncton, NB5 May 2018
Excellent place to work as a student.
Great boss
Flexible hours
Great staff and company
Firm but fair management
Learned patience and multi tasking.
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Great Place to work
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB26 April 2018
Fast Paced Environment. Busy from start to finish
Management Fair and gave clear instructions of Expectations
Job more Physical than you'd expect but gave a good challenge
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Productive and fun workplace
Front-end Cashier (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON24 April 2018
Productive and fun workplace. Many departments to work in, and great benefits. There is also an excellent salary and room for growth coupled with experience.
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Best job I've ever had
Seasonal Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON23 April 2018
I honestly can't complain about anything. There were really awful coworkers who would straight up bully you like you're in elementary school. There was some favoritism with management that was very obvious, but other than that it was a great experience! I sadly only was there for a seasonal position, but I hope to go back.
Pros
Stable and Beneficial
Cons
Mean CoWorkers
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Great place to work!
Front End Assistant/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON22 April 2018
Costco goes above and beyond to take care of their employees. They are one of the only large corporations that really tries to connect with each of their employees on an individual level. I would recommend working there to anyone.
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Great pay, bad nepotism
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Woodbridge, ON10 April 2018
The only way to move up is if you're LOVED by manageent. Excellent pay and a sunday bonus which few of the big retailers do. Overall, do NOT trust anyone as they're just trying to get promoted.

Coruption aside, costco is an excellent place to make alot of money
Pros
Great Pay
Cons
Bad management
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productive enjoyable work place
October 2016, switched to Front end Cashier (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC8 April 2018
Doesn't give desired days off. Good employees and good hours, very by the book and organized. Always caring about members. Good environment to work in.
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Non stressful
Front end employee (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 March 2018
Eight to nine hour shifts with overtime.
Numerous co workers to help manage tasks.
Casual dress code.
Easy working environment.
Front end employee duties : shopping kart collection, cash register operation, bagging/loading, card board/garbage duty, returns.
Pros
Free Costco membership.
Cons
No discount on cafeteria food.
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Fast paced
Front end assistant (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB27 March 2018
The job was fast paced and required attention to detail as well as the ability to be social. the job was fast paced and required many different you to perform many different tasks
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Productive, customer service, good team work
Cashier/Frontend Assistant (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK19 March 2018
Like you all know, Costco is a very busy place to work and customer service is the number priority of the company. A typical day at work is going into work and helping the customers by putting them through. I learnt the beauty of excellent customer service. Management is very good as they are easily accessible . They have a very good workplace culture as you have a good diversity of nations working there and everybody works as a team. There was no hard part to my job. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you render wonderful customer service.
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Great Experience
Front End Associate (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC15 March 2018
Great place to work. Management is fair and the work-load is manageable. The warehouse operations are very organized and employees are helpful and supportive.
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Incredible opportunities
Front End Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON13 March 2018
Costco provides numerous advancement opportunities and grows people in the direction they want to go. It opens unlimited doors as long as you have the drive to keep climbing.
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Front End Sales associate (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON2 March 2018
Job was fast paced and required good customer services skills. Plenty of interaction with members and fellow employees. Required good communication skills and a conscientious work ethic.
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place sucks
Front End/ Membership Clerk/ (Former Employee) –  Nanaimo, BC21 February 2018
managers are mean, work is under appreciated. get out while you can. wage is good i guess but they treat you pretty poorly, overall the benefits and the wage make up for the misconduct of managers, but it is to the point of of bullying.
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Very nice for entry level work
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Okotoks, AB30 January 2018
Costco Canada is a good place to work if you are looking for an entry level position that has a lot of room for potential advancement as well as fairly significant benefits.
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Productive and Fun workplace!
Front End Assistant (Current Employee) –  Newmarket, ON30 January 2018
Very friendly and a great employer! Love Working with Costco. I would go back any day! Their a quick fast paced company, that everyone loves shopping or working with :)
Pros
Friendly staff.
Cons
Busy
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