Front End Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 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
Product Demonstrator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 December 2018
Working as a Costco member was an amazing experience! I worked with different age groups so I learned a lot of detailed knowledge about how to sell, how to engage myself with the customers, it was a lot of fun working at this environment!
Cashier and Front End Seasonal worker (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 11 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.
Pay, and advancement.
Heavy lifting and standing on hard concrete all shift.
Lacking Profeasionalism, Low Moral, Great Pay and Benefits
Cashier and Stocker (Former Employee) – Ancaster, ON – 11 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
Great Pay and Benefits, Most coworkers have positive relationships and friendships
Fun place to work, great managers and lots of experiences
Service clientèle (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 7 December 2018
Costco it's a great job to work if you like teamwork, making lots of friends and have variety of departements to work :) At Costco, the managers are very friendly and help you whenever you need, and they have great leadership
food court lead and merchandiser (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 December 2018
a typical day ..replenishing supplies on shelves. alot of heavy lifting, restocking supplies , from clothing to deli to produce,,use of a pallet jack ... i learnt alot about safety in a warehouse environment.. the rules of 1st in 1st out applies to all product,, and how to be responsible for my own department .. the hardest part of my work was the heavy lifting and the most enjoyable part was seeing the end result of all the hard work ,it makes one feel good to see what you can achieve.
1 Year in various positions (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 November 2018
Kind, fast-paced environment I learned to to work well toward customer needs The management was fairly organized, but unsympathetic The culture of the workplace was akin to high school It was difficult to be reassigned to positions that I wasn't suited for The best part was learning so many new positions, and the friends I had throughout.
CDS Demonstrator (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 28 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.
Pay above minimum wage, health benefits, vacation time
I don't have negative to say because for a short period of time.
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 21 November 2018
Really hard to stay happy working at Costco. The management don't appreciate the hard working employees and enable the ones that don't work hard. People are encouraged to do the wrong things in order to move up in the company. Managers are really inhuman, dont ask or care much about their employees. Management display their favourites any chance they get. They don't help to encourage students to work and go to school fulltime. The members are allowed to yell at speak to employees anyway they feel because of the fee for their cards. Its a really toxic place to work.