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Supervisors were power hungry
Cashier and shopping cart collector (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC21 April 2018
Usually started by collecting shopping carts in the parking lot for a few hours followed by cashiering a few hours and then back outside collecting carts. The work was easy and the people generally friendly. I did not like some of the supervisors who were power hungry and thought they were better than people because their pay was higher.

Overall it was a decent part time job with flexible hours, it just didn't suit me.
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Awful management of good workers
Deli Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee) –  St. Catharines, ON21 April 2018
Lack of professionalism within management. Heavy and repetitive workload falls on hardest working. managers push these people day in, day out to do more with less time.
Pros
free membership
Cons
management & scheduling - always busy
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Greatest work environment
Stock Associate (Current Employee) –  Oshawa, ON19 April 2018
No stress at work coworkers work in a team environment format, managers are easy going transparent supervisors are enthusiastic and opened minded and behave in a professional manner.
Pros
Mast be a dedicated worker who enjoys working in a team stracture.
Cons
If no Honesty and professional attitude you can be let go.
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Busy but not chaotic!
CRSP (Current Employee) –  Peterborough, ON18 April 2018
I love working at the Peterborough location! I liked most of my coworkers. The food court is filled with fun-loving individuals. My manager would do anything in her power to help you whenever you need it! Always oppurtunities for more work in other departments. Hardest part of the job was probably being on your feet all day and scrubbing the floors, as long as you can keep a level head when dealing with exacting customers.
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Only contract
E-Commerce contact agent (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON18 April 2018
I was hired as a contact center agent under a seasonal contract. The management and other team members told us (about 40 got hired around the same time) to not worry and we would most likely to get our contracts extended. Time passed, and after the holiday season passed, we were all told our contracts would not be extended, which was a let down after others told us not to worry. I don't have a problem with a seasonal contract ending, just don't give the false hope.
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Good work environment, Bad management team.
Cashier Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 April 2018
A typical day in the life of a Cashier Assistant would include unloading/loading carts, grabbing an item for a member, cashier duties (if you're cash trained), boxing member's items, and providing great customer service.

I've learned how to become more patient when working with difficult and rude members, learned to call for help when needed, and learned how to be more patient with management. You also have to learn when to make a joke you think might be funny as someone might be offended by it.

Management in my branch have very little communication with one another, and lack management and leadership skills. They can be very unprofessional, disorganized, and show favoritism.

The workplace culture and environment is very relaxed. We have a very casual dress code. I have no complaints with fellow coworkers, as everyone who works here is very friendly and approachable.

The hardest part of the job is definitely learning how to bite your tongue and tell yourself that an argument with a member isn't worth getting in trouble for. Some members can be very rude and disrespectful, in which you would call for a supervisor. You should be patient and verbal if someone needs your help with loading their cart, as some people are very particular.

The most enjoyable part of this job is definitely how neat and nice you pack the cart. As well as the friendly atmosphere within coworkers, and occasional nice member you can joke and bond with. Plus, seeing a member walk off with a smile on their face as you tell them to have a nice day is very rewarding, at least for me.
Pros
Free membership after 3 month probation period, friendly coworkers, constant 25 hour work week.
Cons
Late shifts, hard to move up due to seniority, management team is unprofessional.
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Hard work defiantly pays off working here!!!
Baker Assistant (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB17 April 2018
They take really good care of their employees. It is hard work and very fast paced but it makes the day go by fast. Really good place to work, highly recommend if you get a job there to work to impress cause you could get a career out of it.
Pros
Benefits, good pay, flexible hours
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great fun faced paced enviroment
Bakery Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON16 April 2018
this job was a great experience as i got to work with great people who were motivated and loved doing what they do. the management treating everyone like a big family. it was a a joy to work at. however tasks became mono and repetitive and opportunity for personal advancement was limited
Pros
got to work with bakery goods
Cons
restricted workforce
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productive and good place to work
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS16 April 2018
great place to work. go in do your job mingle go home people are great hardest is dealing with meat garbage most enjoyable is no one breathing down your neck to rush you to finish unless the store is about to open.
Pros
good benefits, pay
Cons
start off seasonal in hopes of getting in full time
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Didn't work here for very long, but it was ok
Pharmacy Student (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, ON15 April 2018
Not a bad place to work. The manager was quite new, so things were a little chaotic at first. The patients were sometimes quite aggressive as well, but nothing out of the ordinary.
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Good place to work
Payroll Assistant and Sales Auditor (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS15 April 2018
Costco is a great place to work if you are still in school but is more difficult when you have a family. Its all about the company and everything else comes second.
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Fun energetic job
Forklift Operator, Stocker, Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON13 April 2018
Working at Costco is very enjoyable.
Great people, great atmosphere, fun and fast paced job.

Most enjoyable part of the job is that you are constantly doing something and often times what you do changes and changes on the fly.
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Very busy place to work
Merchandising department (Current Employee) –  Moncton, NB12 April 2018
This is a busy place to work but they have good benefits and a very reasonable salary. It's easy to make friends with your fellow coworkers here and the management team knows how to run a warehouse quite well.
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People are fun work can get tedious
bagger/seasonal hire (Former Employee) –  Red Deer County, AB11 April 2018
The problems i had with costco are the tedious and repetitive work but that doesnt matter much when you have fun people to work with/around. Its a good place for high school students to get some nice cash for a seasonal hire
Pros
Fun people good pay
Cons
Long lunch Lines cut into your break
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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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good pay and good company
Cashier Assistant (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB10 April 2018
its a good company to work for. good pay and benefits. the people working there is friendly andhelpful. fun to work for. management is very helful esp. on working as a team.
Pros
good pay
Cons
started as part time
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Amazing place to work at
QC H9R 1B7 (Current Employee) –  Pointe-Claire, QC9 April 2018
Amazing place to work at, many people are very friendly and you can get along with everyone very well. Some days might go harsh, but the day pass good
Pros
Friendly people
Cons
long hours
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Awesome work environment
CASHIER/FLOOR WORKER (Former Employee) –  Pointe-Claire, QC9 April 2018
Although Costco is a very hectic environment to be in day in and out, it was a very good job to have as a student at the time and we received many benefits and were constantly motivated to work.
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High Pressure Environment
Restaurant (Cuisinier, Caissier) (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC9 April 2018
Learned how to manage and control work while being under high pressure. Definitely great to have on your CV. Great friendships are built with coworkers
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great time
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON9 April 2018
ive always had a great time working there and amazing service. customers always had a smile on their faces n employees always wanted to do a great job.
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