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Good Place to work
Tire Technician (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB1 October 2018
For the most part was a good place to work. Some of the people I worked with were hard to get along with, but management was great to deal with. Did not like having to cover front end
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It was good experience part time job
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON1 October 2018
It was very good to work there and I enjoyed it. It needs tolerance and patience due to all sorts of moods and personalities. Co workers were the most enjoyable part of the job. The hardest part was getting the cooked food out fast.
Pros
Cooking variety of foods
Cons
Long hours
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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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Marketing Representative (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK28 September 2018
Costco is a great company that will show you many innovative ways to how create a "treasure hunt" of products. Costco has the Costco way and is difficult to have them to anything out of the norm. They are a proven company that does very well for their shareholders.
Pros
clean environment
Cons
they will not take advice from anyone who is not management
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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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Everyone was supper helpful and kept very positive
Stocking inventory (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON25 September 2018
Great place to work. I loves the job. Too bad it was only seasonally. I would recommend working at Costco they are a bunch of great people to work with.
Pros
Friendly staff
Cons
Long hours
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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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Overrated
Stocker - Merchandising (Former Employee) –  Orillia, ON24 September 2018
The staff you worked with were good . Management was looking to save money, by asking people to leave early before their shift ended due to the fact costco did not meet sales quota for the day
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Excellent Work Environment
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, ON24 September 2018
The workplace at Costco was very positive and encouraging, and taught a lot about how to multi-task and problem solve on a daily basis. Management staff was very helpful and encouraging to every employee.
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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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Seasonal
Seasonal Packer (Former Employee) –  Saint John, NB22 September 2018
While they are very accommodating it's difficult to get even part-time employment here. And they will work you hard in the time you are there. Seasonal is great for students, Costco is hard to get into if you want a career however.
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Bon
Service à la clientèle (Former Employee) –  Brossard, QC19 September 2018
Bon avancement de carrière chez coscto avec de bons avantages sociaux !
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Great place to work
Forklift Driver (Current Employee) –  St. Catharines, ON19 September 2018
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.
Pros
Hours
Cons
Not haveing weekends off
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Productive and great work environment
Morning Stocker (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON18 September 2018
Started work by getting greeted by managers as they hand out our duties for the morning. From there on it was constant work and lots of team work. It was never an easy day for us but with working alongside great managers and people the environment was never stressful and so work was done on time and as told.
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Do not care about you
Commis au service à la clientèle (Current Employee) –  Saint-Jérôme, QC18 September 2018
They do not care about you, they prefere to use you and think they can because they give you nice assurance
Pros
Membership carte
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do not work for
Front end/ Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 September 2018
I would not recommend working for this company They do not look after their employees or care about anything happening in their lives. As a student needing some time off for ems etc. they were never accommodating/
Pros
nothing
Cons
everything
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