Costco Wholesale Pay & Benefits reviews

Found 474 reviews matching the search See all 8,091 reviews
Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Hard to say
Cash Assistant/Merchandising Split (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON11 January 2019
Overall, my experience working at Costco was decent. Generally speaking, the work was difficult at first to complete in the given time, but got better with time. Job security is great, hours are very consistent (31 hours every single week for me as a part-timer). The management at my location was easily the worst part of the job. Most of the managers had very little clue as to what they were doing, rarely ever praised employees for excellent work but were quick to talk down whenever the job wasnt done properly/on time. In conclusion, definitely a good job if you need something very consistent (i wouldnt recommend the Central Mississauga location, however).
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Workplace culture
Bakery Wrapper (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK9 January 2019
Working in the bakery was a lot of fun. A lot of very nice people and everyone was always willing to help whenever. Having shifts that felt long made it a little easier with the staff.
Pros
good pay
Cons
always standing in one place
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great
Member Services/ Visual Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON6 January 2019
Great work and home life balance. Advancement opportunities available to the hard working, dedicated staff. Great benefits, and co-workers can teach you a lot from their years there.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good Working Environment
Student Work Program (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON5 January 2019
I enjoyed my time at Costco short as it was. Managers and Co - workers were all very friendly. Its a very busy place to work though dont expect much time for slacking!
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
good place to work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK31 December 2018
Good place to work. Open communication format, extensive benefits and compensation, rewards and incentive programs. Availability of training and professional performance development opportunities.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good place to work, but dumb rules make it difficult
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) –  Langford, BC27 December 2018
Excellent place to work, but pointlessly inflexible with regards to scheduling. They will not work around anything, and even if they can only give you the minimum 25 hours of work per week, you will work those 25 hours over five days at inconsistent times of the day. Other than that, for what it is it's great.
Pros
Great benefits, energetic culture, no nonsense attitude
Cons
Inflexible schedule, pointless rules abound
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 2Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
general information
Cashier/Stocker/Lift Operator (Former Employee) –  montreal anjou25 December 2018
the job itself and the people you work with make it a super place to work. like in every job, its not all rainbows. management was not properly trained due to the fact that advancement was sometimes decided based on favoritism and not because of the actual work you put in. besides that i loved working there for 3 years, good energy and a united team.
Pros
flexibility in schedule changes and days off. good starting salary
Cons
late hours sometimes
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 2Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to work for advancement
Merchandiser/Receiver (Current Employee) –  Scarborough, ON22 December 2018
Love working at Costco great people and everyone takes pride in their work. Very demanding and fast paced and must have a great personality to work here.
Pros
benefits
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
good
Cashier Assistant (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BC17 December 2018
good company that gives employees the opportunity to gain extra money on Sundays ($4) extra per hour. I really loved this job except for when I had to work up until 11:00 pm.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Lacking Profeasionalism, Low Moral, Great Pay and Benefits
Cashier and Stocker (Former Employee) –  Ancaster, ON11 December 2018
Management is promoted from within which can be positive but may result in lack of quality personnel.
There is very little book training in the areas of Management of People, Communication Skills, Motivational Skills. There are no training opportunities brought in from the outside ie workshops, in service presentations, additional training courses.
Morale is very Low.
High rate of stress leaves.
Physical stress (heavy lifting, cement floor)
Mostly positive relationships and friendships between coworkers.
Executive Membership provided free of charge
Pros
Great Pay and Benefits, Most coworkers have positive relationships and friendships
Cons
Low Morale, Toxic Environment
Was this review helpful?Yes 6No 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
CDS Demonstrator
CDS Demonstrator (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON28 November 2018
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.
Pros
Pay above minimum wage, health benefits, vacation time
Cons
I don't have negative to say because for a short period of time.
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 2Report
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
TERRIBLE Management
VARIOUS POSITIONS (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON21 November 2018
Rules only apply to some people, there are definitely favourites. Management constantly changes because not one person has made it more than a year through a position.
Pros
Benefits are pretty good
Cons
terrible hours, say goodbye to friends and family because you'll never see them
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 1Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Extremely fast-paced environment
merchandising (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON21 November 2018
Extremely fast-paced environment that required an extremely high level of maintenance. Very physically intensive job with high demand for productivity.
Pros
benefits
Cons
physically and mentally demanding
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
good workplace
STOCKER (CLOTHING) (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 November 2018
It is indeed a good place to work, competitive salary and kind bosses. They don't give you tough jobs. only those which is under your responsibilities and based on your ability
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 3Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Costco Review
Front Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ajax, ON20 November 2018
It was a great place to work for a seasonal position. After the holiday season of that year, my contract ended. Great peoples and good work atmosphere.
Pros
Atmosphere, discounts, customers, salary
Cons
it was a temporary contract
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 2Report
Claimed Profile

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

4.2
Based on 8,092 reviews
53.9K
42.6K
31.2K
2271
1210

Ratings by category

3.9Work/Life Balance
4.3Salary/Benefits
3.9Job Security/Advancement
3.7Management
4.0Culture