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fun workplace
Management Team Member (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON14 October 2018
fun
fast pace
team oriented
long hours on your feet
customer focused
family environment
excellent employee benefits
great staff parties
stock and rrsp
pension offered
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Overall, a good place to work.
Cashier and Front- End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Prince George, BC14 October 2018
Staff and management were all very friendly and helpful, however hours were not guaranteed for my position. Other than the lack of hours, it was an enjoyable job.
Pros
Opportunities to advance
Cons
No guaranteed hours
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Good co-workers and great benefits
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 October 2018
Its an engaging and satisfying place to work, with spectacular benefits and good on the job training. The management could stand improvement as scheduling issues and lapses in availability occurred frequently.
Pros
very structured
Cons
always work weekends
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Good Place
Food Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON11 October 2018
Good place to work, you put in the hours and it's worth it in the end, the staff was really nice and the pay is good to start if you want to work there in the long term, also lots of position to choose from.
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Good company for a long term relationship.
Cart attendant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 October 2018
COSTCO is a good place to work for a long term relationship, after working 1,000 hours your wage will increase 1 CAD, it´s really complicated to get a full time job.
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Great place
Front End Assistant (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON1 October 2018
it is a great place to work that ensures that you have benefits of the help you need. the members are a little much but you learn to roll with it, a great place to work during school
Pros
brenefits and ability to move up
Cons
crowded
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fast pace, hard working crews
Stocker (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 September 2018
Lots of heaving lifting, everything at Costco is large scale. hard working fast pace environment. They have a great benefits package and lots of opportunity to grow. They care about their employees and you don't feel like a number. I found it to be a good company to work for overall.
Pros
Free membership
Cons
Weird shift times.
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culture is their own
Assistant (Former Employee) –  warehouse30 September 2018
great benefits, bad shifts for positions other than a cashier or front desk. 4am starts or 1:30 pm- 11pm. Management communication is poor within. Fast paced and overall a great place to learn new skills. Promotes from within.Trains from within.
Pros
benefits
Cons
management communication with staff and eachother
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Great place but sometimes stressful
Food Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON28 September 2018
The pay is great, there are good benefits that come with it. But management can be very pushy & not understanding most of the time. You are able to transfer to other stores or other departments if you'd like a change. The Stores are very busy so be prepared to work hard.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Busy stores
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Very Stable and Flexiable
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 September 2018
I worked in the wireless phone part of costco, was not really for costco but was good, flexiable, great benefits, everybody was friendly always and always getting to see deals was a added bonus
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Great workplace
Clerk (Former Employee) –  Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC28 September 2018
Costco knows how to keep their employees happy. There's no typical day at work because every day is different depending on how many members come in to buy. Management differs for every Costco, that's some might be better than others. Otherwise, a great place to work.
Pros
Free Costco membership, very well paid.
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Costco is like working for any other minimum wage paying job - better benefits
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON26 September 2018
the benefits are great. Its like working anywhere else. management is not the greatest. they give you the idea that they care when they really don't. Advancement in this company seems to be racially charged. The employees are great, they make it hard to have a bad day.
Pros
the benefits packages
Cons
work every weekend. minimum wage
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Love the people who work there but the managers have no personal skill sand do not connect or talk to employees
Sales and Member Services (Current Employee) –  Rocky View, AB24 September 2018
They promise a good competitive wage when in reality they pay just over minimum wage. The benefits aren't bad but still nothing to boast about. The management only see you as a number and do not care about most people. To them you're just a number.
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Fun and respect
Cashier/Customer Service/Merchanising (Current Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON23 September 2018
Great place to work at Costco they value your opinion and comments respecting your members and your employees and having a lot of fun working for Costco
Pros
Half hour lunch
Cons
Long day
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Great place
Food Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  Sherwood Park, AB17 September 2018
Would recommend for starters and people that would like to stay with the company.

I had very good benefits and customer service was priority there.
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Costco
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 September 2018
Overall culture was not pleasant. Although I learned a lot about people skills, patience, efficiency, organization, book keeping, and much more! Great for temporary work.
Pros
Benefits
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Amazing company
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Pointe-Claire, QC14 September 2018
I worked there very briefly, however they are super attentive to their employees needs and the pay is decent for a student.
They offer free membership and benefits as well!
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Great atmosphere and fantastic co-workers
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 September 2018
Hard work but very rewarding. A very diverse company with amazing employee relations. Costco offers opportunities for advancement and training in all areas.
Pros
Great benefits. Amazing co-workers
Cons
Physically demanding, shift work and must agree to work all weekends, home life suffers
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Stressful busy pharmacy
Certified Pharmacy Clerk (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 September 2018
We would quote 2-3 hour wait times, the customers were very unhappy and sometimes aggressive.

As a part-time employee you're only guaranteed 25 hours per week but are expected to be available as if you were working a full time job, you have to work 5 days per week, even if its only 5 hour work days, which you cannot live on.


Benefits are awesome, but not worth the stress....
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Great team, great benefits
PM Merch Stocker (Current Employee) –  Ancaster, ON4 September 2018
Costco has a great team of people working for them.. lots of room for growth in the company, excellent benefits. Fast paced environment, lots of heavy lifting.
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